Landscaping for a Healthy Life
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Water, light, greenery—the aspects of your landscape aren’t just pretty, they can be good for your health, too!

In today’s blog, we’re taking a closer look at the intriguing health benefits behind some of our favorite landscaping features. Take a look below!

Reduced stress

If you feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders every time you step outdoors, you’re not alone. There’s a very good reason why we say we “need a breath of fresh air” when we need to switch things up or escape a stressful situation, and it lies in the calming feel of nature. Seeing and being around lush, green spaces (even from inside a window!) can result in a calming sensation that can’t be beat. Knowing the short and long term effects of a stressful life makes landscaping to prevent it altogether a worthwhile cause.

Greater clarity

Just as nature can keep you calm, it can also make room in your mind for the things you care most about—whether that’s work, a personal project, or something close to your heart. Green spaces are known to improve productivity. From the standpoint of an employer, that’s of course great news—but no matter who you are, you can take solace in the fact that your landscaping might just make someone’s day (even your own!) a little bit better.

Exercise

Because green spaces often lend themselves to outdoor activity—with more special opportunities for lunch, midday walks or leg stretches, etc.—you can enjoy knowing that your well-manicured landscape lends itself to physical activity, too!

Planetary health

Thriving outdoor spaces aren’t just good for our health—they boost the planet’s health, too! Healthy grass can absorb particles from the air that you don’t want making their way into your home—it can also help to drastically cool down an outdoor space and take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Are you interested in adding a fresh feature to your own landscape? Call Duval Landscape today to learn how we can help!


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