Landscaping is more than just having a great garden that pleases your guests and provides a great vibe for your home, it provides a multitude of benefits that helps the environment, and your families physical & mental health. In this article, we will go over these benefits.
For the environment
Grass is one of the best natural coolants that your home can have. It’s much better than cement or asphalt, which both are more receptive to heat. Grass is nature’s air conditioner! Having grass in your yard makes the surrounding area cooler and more friendly, this is because the grass is up to 20 degrees more cooler than soil. Having trees in your area can also significantly decrease temperatures.
Grass is also a natural cleaner. It’s great at capturing dust and smoke particles, along with other harmful pollutants. Effective lawns when healthy, are great at absorbing water and any extra nutrients lying around, because of this they act as water protectors for your home, especially if there’s a storm or flood – concrete can’t absorb water!
Because grass & trees produce oxygen, they also absorb a considerable amount of carbon dioxide that it breaks apart to clean air for your garden. Having a high-quality landscape with well-maintained grass can improve oxygen levels for your home. Lawns, grass, and other plants are also great at minimizing noise compared to concrete and asphalt, which absorb the noise and reflects it.
For physical and psychological health
Research have shown that there are numerous benefits when humans interact with nature. Having your own trees, plants, and grass is a great way to interact with nature daily, there’s additional studies that have shown reduced stress as an individual, and overall for the family.
Plants and grass can also improve focus levels on children with ADHD! Studies have shown that children with ADHD have reduced symptoms and can focus if they were interacting with nature and the outdoors regularly. Because of this, most people are more productive when working or living an environment that contains grass and plants. Studies have also shown that cognitive functions improve greatly from a well-maintained landscape.
Humans are instinctively better if they feel a connection with nature. It removes them from any problems in their life and lets them focus on the nature, by having a great landscape which includes grass, plants, and trees – you’re providing you and your family a way to remove yourself from any problems that you have for a while.
People generally prefer homes and apartments with yards and green spaces. It’s not only great for the family, but it’s a great way to socialise more, you can hold events, parties, and dinners outside – hiring a professional landscaper is a good idea for this purpose – Stone Town Construction will help with the design, implementation, and the materials required to achieve the best landscape for your home and family – get in touch today to see how we can help.