Bamboo Planted

Hopefully in by tomorrow.  I’ve got two spots to shore up, shadewise, and then the only reason we’ll ever run the AC is b/c of humidity, or b/c the baby still has no neck.

EDIT/UPDATE:  It’s really easy to tell clumping vs. running bamboo, I now know.  Just look at the roots.  If the roots are trying to turn into bamboo, it’s a runner, and beware.  If the roots look like Q. Random Plant, you’re probably okay.

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  1. drteine

     /  July 14, 2009

    Keep an eye on the type of shade that you use to shade your house with. Unless you have ceramic roof tiles, trees can drop a lot of other things onto the roof besides leaves leading to rapid deterioration of the roofing shingles – and money saved on AC gets quickly lost by the cost of a new roof.
    I say this from personal experience in Michigan and with other people who lived with houses that had big shade trees which covered the roof of the house. Just keep an eye on it and if the roof is never getting dry – consider trimming the tree back a bit.

  2. With my place, that’s a non-issue, as we have no shade trees at all on our lot (there’s a big oak, but it’s on the north side of a southbound lot, and therefore almost completely worthless shadewise). We’ve got a radiant barrier that drops the interior temp by about 20 degrees, but I’m just putting up line-of-sight shade to block morning and later-afternoon sun on specific parts of the house which tend to get punished.


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