Environmental Benefits You don’t have to be an environmental psychologist to understand that plants look attractive. But dig a little deeper beneath their beauty and you’ll discover that the benefits of interior and exterior landscaping go far beyond the aesthetic.
Recent research tells us that plants are good for buildings and people in a variety of subtle ways. Interior and exterior landscaping plays a vital role in providing a pleasant and tranquil surrounds in which to move, work or relax increased visual appeal and interest, enhanced emotional well being and offering environmental benefits.
Plants help reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being Most of us know instinctively that being close to greenery makes us feel more at ease with our surroundings. We experience less stress when there are plants around us. Areas are quieter and more relaxed but, at the same time, more stimulating and interesting. A substantial body of academic research, has shown conclusively that interior and exterior landscaping has dramatic effects on our well-being.
People in offices are more productive, take fewer sick days, make fewer mistakes. And they are happier when interior landscaping enhances their environment.
Patients in hospitals benefit greatly from being more in touch with nature. There is even evidence showing students perform better in such improved learning environments.
Make your workplace and home a happier, more productive environment.
Plants help improve air quality There is general agreement amongst scientists that plants improve the indoor environment and are useful in fighting the modern phenomenon of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).
No specific cause of SBS has been identified but poor air quality, excessive background noise and inadequate control of light and humidity are all thought to be important factors.
Because plants have large surface areas and exchange gases and water with their surroundings, plants can help tackle some of these issues.
Particular benefits of plants include: reducing carbon dioxide levels, release oxygen and increasing humidity, reducing levels of certain pollutants, reducing airborne dust levels and keeping air temperatures down.
Plants help lower background noise Plants have long been used to reduce noise from busy roads but can also reduce background noise levels inside buildings too.
Plants and their leaves absorb, diffract or reflect background noise, thereby making the environment more comfortable for the occupants.
Due to the abundant vegetation layer, Pixel-Gardens can serve as a natural noise barriers.
Biodiversity Plant diversity attracts insects and other invertebrates (including butterflies, bees, spiders and insects), birds and small mammals. Flowering species add a changing palate of colour to the area throughout the seasons.
Flowering are also useful for their role as pollinator plants and can help to support declining bee populations.
Don't think of bees as pests in your garden, rather sit back and watch these pollinators at work. You'll observe some fascinating behaviour in the way they stimulate the pollen chambers of difference flowers to enhance pollen release from vibrations created by their wings – a process called buzz pollination or sonication.
Cultivating a natural garden is not only good for the environment, but a relaxed and low maintenance way of gardening. Plus, as it grows and develops day-by-day, you will have more time to sit and enjoy watching and learning from the fascinating workings of nature around you.
Watering efficiency The controlled irrigation provides far more efficient watering and feeding of vegetation than conventional hanging baskets and pockets, where water often drains to waste. This allows you to effectively conserve water.
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