Many homeowners believe that landscaping is purely for aesthetic purposes but it goes far beyond just looks. There are many other benefits to landscaping for both residential and commercial properties. With professional landscaping services, homeowner and business owners can achieve a beautiful, sustainable and functional landscape. There are numerous environmental benefits to professionally maintained residential and commercial landscaping. Landscaping services work to create a landscape that meets all of their needs while also benefiting the environment. Here are some environmental benefits to consider when planning your next landscaping project:

Cleaner Environment

Plants contain grass, shrubs, trees and flower blossoms help capture pollutants and dust. Grass and other plants create oxygen, which all living things will need to survive. Along with producing oxygen, grasses and plants absorb carbon dioxide. Then they transform it into carbon and oxygen, supplying ample oxygen to its property own

Cooling Properties

The grass is cooler than hard, non-porous surfaces such as cement and asphalt. Properties with grass lawns can experience a cooling effect that keeps the surface at least 20-30 degrees cooler than asphalt or bare soil. A property with trees that provide shade to the building structures may also experience a reduction in interior temperatures.

Reduced Noise

Hard surfaces such as pavement and concrete can increase noise levels, but properties with landscaped lawns, trees, and other plants significantly decrease noise levels and pollution by reducing breaking up sounds waves.

Water Filtration

Landscaping that contains grass, trees, and plants absorb potentially harmful runoff water, and helps filter it. This natural filtration system helps reduce the number of chemicals that enter the cities water supply.

Water Restrictions

During times of water restriction, maintaining a landscape with sustainable practices is vitally important. Residential landscaping services and commercial landscaping services ensure that a property retains its appearance and environmental benefits without straining the water supply.

Urban areas can benefit greatly from landscaping services. Creating areas full of grass, plants and tree canopies helps prevent runoff erosion, provides shade to reduce surface temperatures and reduces noise pollution. Incorporating a lush landscaped area in a commercial area offers an oasis that benefits humans and the environment. Additional benefits of urban landscaping include:

  • Tree-lined streets and homes with large yards can reduce crime rates, according to the U.S. Forest Service
  • Viewing trees, plants and green spaces can lower stress levels and reduce blood pressure.
  • Strolling through landscapes, even small ones in a busy city can improve attention span and memory retention.
  • Creating green spaces in a community can reduce stress and have a positive impact on the quality of life.

Commercial Landscaping Benefits

Commercial landscaping can have several benefits for business owners. High-quality landscaping around a building can increase the number of businesses renting space within it. Tree canopies and lush landscaping can encourage shoppers to travel further, stay longer and spend more money at businesses. Employees who can view a well-maintained commercial landscape from their windows or enjoy it during breaks can experience greater job satisfaction, quality of life and improved health. People seeking an apartment are willing to pay more for a residence with quality landscaping and greater access to green space.

Common Residential Landscaping and Commercial Landscaping Services A quality residential landscaping company provides a variety of services for their residential and commercial clients  including:

  • Seasonal clean-up
  • Tree trimming and/or removal
  • Lawn edging
  • Garden bed care and weeding
  • Mulching
  • Pruning
  • Weekly mowing

These are just a handful of reasons why you’re much better off hiring Residential and Commercial Landscaping services to take care of your landscape, whether you’re a residential or a commercial property owner. For information about our landscaping services, be sure to contact Coastal Greens Lawn Care today.