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How Landscaping Can Benefit People and the Environment

A perfectly landscaped property can be a place of peace and solitude. A manicured landscape also boosts the curb appeal of a property, which in turn affects its value. Landscape design and management are not just about planting things in a garden, though. It also involves proper maintenance and attention to how garden spaces co-exist with their environs.

A well-maintained lawn is not only pleasing to the homeowners but is also good for the neighborhood; manicured lawns make people feel good about themselves.

Landscape design

Landscape design is essential for any home or office building, as it makes outdoor spaces more pleasing. Integrated outdoor areas in homes can make it look alive and picturesque. Commercial buildings and offices can benefit from landscaping too. The greeneries in the garden can create a soft buffer between buildings, giving the eyes a rest from the harshness of a concrete jungle.

Landscaping is progressive, and it is not a one-time design-build like interior spaces. Lawns need of maintenance as the plants can become overgrown and unkempt. While there are self-caring or low maintenance plants and trees that can be included in a garden, there is no such thing as a totally maintenance-free lawn.  All lawns, especially commercial ones, will require landscaping services, to look their best, and then regular maintenance work throughout the year.

Homeowners and property managers can regularly maintain their gardens. However, this is a time-consuming task which is best left in the hands of professionals, more so if the lawn is part of a large commercial property.

Landscaping benefits

Gardener holding a pair of garden scissors in the lawn

Plants and trees in a landscape can act as natural coolants. Tall trees in a yard or path walk can make air temperatures cooler by up to 25 degrees. Grass and trees are environmental cleaners. They absorb carbon dioxide and pollutants through their leaves, which helps them process food. In return, they produce clean oxygen in the air. We can all benefit from the plants that act as natural air filtration devices.

The plants in a landscape also help keep the soil healthy. The roots of the grasses and plants absorb the pollutants from water runoff. The roots in the substrate also hold the ground together, which helps prevent flooding in areas that are prone to a lot of precipitation.

Lawns and plants can also lessen noise pollution. The leaves and the trunks of the plants absorb and disperse the sound, making them an effective acoustic barrier around a property or in between buildings.

A study by the U.S. Forest Service finds that tree-lined streets help in reducing crime rates. Looking at trees and plants also helps reduce stress and lowers blood pressure, as well as improves attention and memory.

Having a well-maintained landscape not only helps the occupants of a property but also the community around it. Landscaping is more than just selecting, designing, and managing plants for the sake of beautification and curb appeal – it can have a massive effect on the improvement of the environment and health too.

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