It's no secret that landscaping can add beauty and value to your home, but did you know that it can also have a positive impact on your health and well-being? From reducing stress levels to preventing diseases, landscaping can be a great way to improve your quality of life. The type of shrubs, trees, and other plants you add to your garden can play an important role in reducing your stress level. When the landscape is well maintained and healthy, you'll feel better spending time on the property. A tidy and well-kept lawn will calm your mind and allow you to relax.
The vegetation actually increases cortisol levels, giving you a more peaceful and calm feeling when you walk around the property. As you can see, there are several benefits of having a good landscape, which go beyond the aesthetic appeal of your property. Gardening can reduce stress and mental clarity, while helping to prevent everything from coronary heart disease to colon cancer. It's also a great way to socialize while avoiding the risk of COVID-19 infection.
A healthy lawn can help prevent diseases transmitted by ticks, fleas, red ants, and mosquitoes. These diseases can affect your family and pets and can be transmitted to several people. By keeping lawns healthy, these pests won't be able to thrive and become a hazard. Established water-efficient landscapes require less time and money to maintain than traditional landscapes.
A landscape design must meet the needs of the people who will use and maintain the area, while incorporating the site's existing environmental conditions into the design. When these guidelines are followed, grass becomes an appropriate, practical, and beautiful component of the hydrological landscape. Water conservation in the landscape can be achieved by selecting plants with low water consumption, designing and programming irrigation systems efficiently, grouping plants according to their water requirements, and using gardening materials (patios, stone paths, roofs, etc.). Grass has shallower roots than other landscape plants and should therefore be watered more frequently but not as deeply as other landscape plants.
In Utah, urban landscape irrigation accounts for 50-65% of annual municipal water use, and much of it is applied in excess of the plant's needs. There are a number of sustainable practices that will allow managed lawns and landscapes to reduce water use while still providing significant environmental benefits.