What is a Microclimate?
Microclimates come in many shapes and sizes. A comfy chair hidden under a tall canopy of flowery shrubs, or a black plastic pot in which to grow strawberries! You probably have many of them in your yard. So, why do you need them AND how do you find them?
For a home landscape, microclimates can range from small, planter-sized areas to large buildings or long rows of tall trees. They can be a specifically designed environment or a naturally occurring buffer. Microclimates can create shade, heat, cooling, wildlife nesting areas, protection, moisture, beauty, and other benefits. Some common features to look for in your yard are: