Landscaping does more than just create beautiful curb appeal. Taking care of your property, whether a single-family residence, a condominium community, or a commercial development, has environmental, economic, and health benefits.
Maintaining your lawn or property helps to protect you and the environment. Here are some of the ways landscaping helps the environment:
- A lawn helps to control temperature extremes. In summer months, grass is cooler than pavement or cement, and trees that provide shade help cool down the property and home even more.
- Grass helps to capture dust and pollutants and produces oxygen, keeping the air we breathe cleaner.
- Pollutants and storm runoff are reduced when healthy lawns absorb water, which reduces local flooding and keeps polluted water out of larger bodies of water.
Along with helping the environment, a well-cared for property has economic benefits for homeowners and business owners alike:
- Curb appeal is the first thing people notice when looking to buy a home. A beautiful property can increase the value of your home and reduce the time your property is on the market.
- Residents of apartment complexes or condominiums are likely to pay more to live in a complex with grounds that are well cared for. HOA fees generally take care of landscaping, which means residents can enjoy the benefits of the property without having to care for it themselves.
- In commercial spaces, green space encourages shoppers to spend more time at the development and increases property values.
Landscaping also positively impacts health, both at home and work environments.
- By filtering pollutants, landscaping helps to clean to the air.
- In workplaces, landscaped areas help to decrease stress and increase positive mood, even if just looking out a window.
- A well-planned property can provide privacy and a beautiful environment where you can spend time with loved ones.
With warmer weather approaching, now is the time to get started on your landscaping, so that you can enjoy the benefits of the outdoors for the next several months.