Start Cooling Down Your Home with Shade Trees

Start Cooling Down Your Home with Shade Trees

By Jessica Downs on July, 25 2019

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Summer is here and with that brings intense heat into your home and yard. This is also the time that the kids are home from school, families want to bar-b-que and swim all day, and you want to do this comfortably! The best and quickest way to make your home perfect for outdoor entertaining is to incorporate mature shade trees into your yard.

Not only do these trees provide elegance and beauty to any landscape, they have amazing benefits when it comes to your home! Did you know a well-placed tree can cut your energy bill by as much as 40%? This is one of the easiest ways to not only save money each month but add value to your home as well. While many trees can create some shade, there are three that can help achieve these goals.

Cool Your Home Down Now

I understand our summers can be rough, but with the correct trees and placements, we can make it a little more bearable. The three trees I will be speaking on are all proven desert trees that perform very well here in the Las Vegas area. Not only will these options add an abundance of shade, they are incredibly reliable and look fantastic.

Chinese Elm ‘True Green’

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The Chinese ‘True Green’ Elm is an excellent example of a tree to use when you want to add additional shade to your property. Not only do these trees grow quickly, they have a wide canopy and fit well in most landscape layouts. The True Green Elm is a Moon Valley Nursery exclusive tree and has been perfected to maintain a beautiful shade of green and hold onto its leaves for longer into the year.

Chilean Mesquite


The Chilean Mesquite is another great choice when wanting shade, especially for desert or native landscapes. Another Moon Valley Nursery exclusive, these trees have been grown to be thornless and are extremely drought-tolerant. With layers of thick foliage and unique growth patterns, these fast-growing shade trees add personality to any yard and provide much needed shade at times.



The Tipu tree is one of the best shade trees for Las Vegas. Not only does it help cool down your yard and home, it also adds beauty to your landscape. While shading your home or property, the Tipu will also bring bright golden blooms from spring through the summer. This shade tree not only helps keep you cool but is also a fabulous focal point for your overall landscape design.

We are the Shade Tree Experts

With that being said, Moon Valley Nurseries is your shade tree headquarters! Allow our experts to come in and design your yard and set you up for success or come in to the nursery and we can design your yard here!

We design, deliver, plant, and guarantee all our products to ensure your yard s perfect and done right the first time. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or have been shopping with us for years, you’ll notice the difference and our quality as soon as you step foot in any of our 3 Las Vegas locations.

Experience our Shade Trees in Action

The best way to understand the benefits of these trees and others, is to visit the nursery and see them with your own eyes. Observing them will give you a great idea on just how much shade coverage our trees offer and how cool it feels to be covered by their canopies! Visit your nearest nursery today!

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