Your home’s landscape is more than just great looking grass, plants and trees. In fact, when you check out all the advantages of a beautifully landscaped yard, you’ll want to head outside and do a bit of gardening!
4 Benefits of Landscaping
From your landscape design to how well you maintain your front and backyard, it all pays off in a number of valuable benefits. Here are a few reasons why putting in the time and effort on your landscaping can have a positive impact.
Makes You Cool
Not that you’re not cool already! But healthy grass and trees around your home can actually help make it cooler, reduce the need for air conditioning and lower your energy bills. The shade from looming trees can also provide great spots in your backyard during the summer for outdoor seating and activities.
Makes You Healthier
Grass, garden plants, shrubs and trees, “scrub” the air around them, capturing dust and dirt, getting rid of harmful carbon dioxide and replacing it with healthy oxygen. One average-sized tree can convert over 20 pounds of carbon dioxide a year, and use it to produce enough oxygen for four people.
Your landscape also helps filter out pollutants from stormwater runoff to help keep our rivers and lakes cleaner and healthier and reduces noise pollution too.
Increases Curb Appeal
Nothing influences the curb appeal and first impression of your home more than your outdoor space. Not only will a beautifully landscaped exterior spark conversations and admiration from your neighbours, but it is also a great selling feature for potential buyers when you’re ready to move.
Improves Your Quality of Life
Your outdoor living space serves as a calming retreat; a place to play; entertain and recharge. Just being outside enjoying your garden is shown to help lower your blood pressure and stress levels. And, with a healthier, planned landscape, you’ll tend to spend more time outside.