Updated: Jan 19
"A garden should make you feel you've entered privileged space - a place not just set apart but reverberant and it seems, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry. ― Michael Pollan
Garden & Landscapes are important because they contribute significantly to our well-being and quality of life. The landscape gardening is not only aesthetic which is meant to beautify places but also functional and important.
The art of landscape gardening involves considering a new development area and then shaping it using natural elements such as plants, trees, shrubs, organic compost, landform and water to form a pleasing harmony. Making surroundings a significant contribution to our quality of life.
Be it a residential area or a commercial complex, landscapes have always been the center of attraction. Proper landscape design not just beautifies the property but offers a long-term investment results. Following are the benefits:
Preserve Nature – Urban architecture is full of wooden decking, cement and concrete flooring. People have started acknowledging the importance of plants and trees in their lives. Landscaping offers solutions to various environmental issues, and protects natural resources and ecology.
Heat Reduction – Plants can keep your surroundings cool because they lose water during transpiration, which cools the air around the plants, leaving it purified and fresh. Plants reduce radiated heat thereby bringing down temperature.
A simple grass lawn is cooler than asphalt, cement and even bare soil. The cooling effects of grass and shady trees lower the overall temperature of urban areas, making it more pleasant to be outside.
Plants Protection – Plants are a vital part of our biological life cycle. Landscaping allows different species of plants to grow and nurture, provided with an adequate amount of water, good quality of soil, and sunlight.
Reduce Air Pollutants – Plants improve the air quality around your home by capturing dust, smoke particles & other pollutants, and it produces oxygen. They absorb harmful pollutants and chemicals, purifying the air without the use of electricity or machinery. The more plants you have in your landscape design, the more pollutants they’ll absorb.
Physical and Psychological Benefits – Human interaction with plants, trees, and grass have rich benefits. Research has found that people find stress relief and healing when interacting with nature or even viewing it through a window.
Just looking at plants is shown to reduce blood pressure. Walking through a natural environment, even in the middle of a city, improves attention and memory. People living in neighborhoods with community green spaces report lower stress levels and lower healthcare costs.
Economic Benefits – Research shows that people are willing to pay more for an apartment or house if it was located in an area with good green spaces, compared with, for an area with good shopping and cultural venues.
As a homeowner, there are ways to gain the best benefit for your investment. When you have quality garden & landscape, you can assure that your investment will increase your home’s market value. Home buyers are usually willing to spend more on a house if it has professional landscaping, both front and back.