During this time of the pandemic, people are asked to stay indoors and avoid close socialization. This left many people anxious and depressed. We lack social interaction and outdoor activities such as sightseeing, nature tripping, hiking, and going to parks or lakes. These are vital for our mental state. For many of us, these activities are ways to relieve the stress and anxiety we are feeling. There is just something about nature and its landscapes that generate positive feelings.
Alternatively, we don’t have to drive out of town or go too far to see beautiful landscapes because it is now possible to see one in a nearby district or even have one in our yard. Landscapes today are not limited to hills, lakes, and forests anymore. They can also be found in the middle of a bustling city. Some companies offer services that create innovative landscaping for your personal or commercial property.
What is Landscaping for?
So what is landscaping for? Do you need it? Does your property need it? What purpose does it serve, really? Landscaping can serve many purposes depending on which community you belong to. For one, a well-designed landscape can not only make a district stand out; it can also enhance the sense of well-being of the people living in that community. For others, it a different thing.
1. Improve Quality of Life
Whether you live in a city or town, landscaping will play a role in the quality of your life. Why? It can provide many physical and psychological benefits. To name a few: Did you know that greenery can help reduce anxiety and lower stress levels? That’s one. Letting your lungs breathe fresh air by walking through spaces with lots of trees and plants is another one.
2. Attract Investors and Tourists
Well-implemented landscaping supports tourism. More tourists are willing to travel farther and spend more money on cities/towns with better landscaping. And because of this, businesses tend to be more successful if they are located in a place with high-quality landscapes. No wonder New York City (one of the most expensive cities to visit in the world) still gets millions of tourists every year, according to The New York Times. People can’t resist the beauty of Central Park.
3. Reduce Noise
You know how noisy a busy city can get from the sound of traffic and honking of the cars from left to right. I am grateful for lawns, plants, and tree canopies for their ability to block noises. Water features in the form of fountains, ponds, and waterfalls can be a noise-blocker as well. It is said that noise can be reduced with the help of the mentioned elements.
4. Air Quality
Trees and plants, in general, play a vital role in air purification. A single tree alone can do so much in reducing carbon dioxide. And while it does that, trees emit oxygen at the same time. Trees and plants reduce air pollution using their leaves to absorb and filter toxic chemicals. This means clean and fresh air for us humans.
5. Aesthetic Purposes
There is something about flower beds and water features that make us feel calm and relax. Another natural resource that can be used in landscaping is rock. Boulders can make your landscaping projects not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. They are not only visually appealing. They can serve a greater purpose than that, such as preventing soil erosion and keeping the soil moisture.
Those are some benefits we get from landscaping a commercial property. Now, let’s talk about landscaping your very own yard. Having a personal landscape in your front or back yard means having a very own oasis you can come home to after a long day of work. During this pandemic, where we work mostly from home and going out of the house is not very comfortable, your beautiful landscape can be your escape when you are feeling a little blue.
A beautiful yard can contribute to setting your neighborhood’s tone and can also be used for entertainment. This space can come in handy during family bonding or even neighborhood parties. There are just so many purposes landscaping can serve you and your community. No matter what they are, landscaping will always be a good idea. What do you think is the purpose of landscaping in your community?