Tweet Today, guest blogger Doreen Pollack talks about something we rarely think about and that’s shading our rocks and paved areas. She tells us why this is important and how it contributes to reducing our city-wide heat-island problem and how it can keep your own house cool. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Doreen Pollack is the Garden Goddess and owner of Down 2 Earth Gardens, providing garden consultations and coaching. Get gardening tips at monthly workshops, on her blog or newsletter. Visit www.down2earthgardens.com to learn more. Driveways, sidewalks, paved patios, and rock yards retain heat longer than planted areas after the sun goes down….