How Landscaping Can Help with Health and Wellness09 March 2022
Despite spending most of our time indoors, most of us cannot resist heading outside to enjoy nature. Sunshine, green grass, pretty flowers, sweet fragrances, and animals leave you relaxed and rejuvenated when you’re outdoors.
Have you got a nice outdoor space to relax in at home or work? If not, you should think about it. Your family or customers can greatly benefit from a gorgeously landscaped area. A nice landscape not only improves your curb appeal but also brings out positive feelings and an improved feeling of well-being.
Consider all of the benefits you’ll have when adding diverse landscaping elements to your yard, garden, or commercial property. Adding simple features like greenery, flower beds, or bubbling water can make all the difference to your well-being, and these elements may even improve your health.
Studies show that Green Areas Make a Definite Difference
Studies conducted around the world have shown that nature has a significant effect on health and that these outdoor areas promote health and well-being.
A recent Dutch study factored in the amount of green space and evaluated the health of more than 10,000 participants. The study found that there were green areas for people to enjoy. They had better health and were happier.
In another study in Japan, they also found a link between healthy urban areas and longevity. Why does this make a difference? The study found that having a green space near the home gives people a place to walk and it also improves the resident’s attitude toward their home and their community.
How Can Green Areas Improve Your Life?
Studies are nice but how does this information affect you personally. By adding a few landscaping features you can improve the comfort of your home and thereby improve the well-being of your whole family.
Grass and Trees. When you have a simple grass lawn it creates a cooler space around the home. The grass is cooler than cement, asphalt and even bare cement. You can actually reduce your air-conditioning needs since grass radiates cooler temperatures around your home or business.
If you have tall trees on the south and west of your home, they will offer shade during the hottest part of the day. If you have an attic, the shade can also lower the attic temperature by as much as 10 degrees Celsius.
Landscapes Improve Air and Water
Did you know grass and trees capture dust and smoke particles, remove carbon dioxide, and produce life-giving oxygen every day? An individual tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year. If you need an example, the amount would be like eliminating 11,000 miles worth of emissions. Remember, we can all help protect the environment by planting grass and trees!