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Why should I plant a tree?We know that trees are great for boosting curb appeal, but there are other ways to use them in the home landscape. A tree can provide shade for a window, deck or patio that receives hot afternoon sun, which in turn can help lower your energy bills.Planting a tree with colourful flowers or foliage is also a great way to add interest to a landscape in need of colour. And a tree can screen an unattractive view and muffle noise on a busy street.
The hallmark of the extension is the pavilion, an airy, semi-open structure with folding glass walls and a vast shaded canopy. It provides pleasing vistas of the river and access to the outdoor spaces and the infinity pool.“In the garden, we used lush tropical plants such as heliconia, palms and fruit-bearing trees like breadfruit, banana and mango. We picked plants synonymous with the Goan landscape. A local horticulturist assisted us with the landscaping of the site,” says Shankhwalker.