A captivating and well executed landscape design will have that ‘wow’ factor.
It’s ‘wow’ because everything is where it should be, because the space is well-presented and every aspect, from the planting to the paving, has been a considered choice.
But the benefits of good landscape architecture extend well beyond the bounds of aesthetics – there are physical and environmental benefits of landscape design that make it well worth the investment.
Community and Social Benefits
Landscape design is all about creating a functional, accessible and aesthetically pleasing space that enhances the natural environment, and most of us experience the benefits regularly, as we head to the park with our kids, dog, partner or alone for a run.
From a social perspective, landscape design provides us with more attractive, greener environments, which promote both noise and heat reduction.
Interestingly, some studies have found that when people have access to external spaces, there is a feeling of connectedness and a perceived benefit to psychological and physical health.
As the world experiences the effects of climate change, a major focus of landscape architecture has been on sustainability and environment.
Modern landscape designs include walkable communities, use of sustainable materials and the inclusion of more dense greenery in urban areas to offset emissions from our transportation.
Green trees and grass are important for urban cooling, working as natural air conditioning for our cities; the more vegetation cover, the cooler the land surface temperature.
Physical and Psychological
This one might be obvious, but well-executed landscape architecture lends itself to a number of physical and psychological health benefits by encouraging a more active lifestyle.
Walking trails, outdoor workout equipment and trips to nature reserves can improve your physical health, decrease stress, reduce symptoms of depression and even minimise symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
However, it’s not just about participating in physical activity in outdoor spaces either, one particular study found that just viewing beautiful landscape design can affect people’s health and well-being!
With COVID-19 canning most of our travel plans, now’s the time to make the most of the beautiful walking trails and hikes around Perth and Western Australia.
Well-designed landscapes work to preserve and enhance the ecological systems in nature, as well as mitigate degradation and reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources.
In essence, landscape design not only benefits us as consumers and home & business owners, it also enhances the natural space and focuses on regenerating flora and fauna that may have been lost from the area.
Economic Impact of Landscape Design
From an economic perspective, business owners and home owners who have invested in good landscape architecture will be pleased to know that attractive landscapes increase land value, promote tenancy and make businesses more attractive to work at.
In addition, sustainable and attractive landscape design also benefits local tourism, with urban landscape architecture such as walking trails encouraging tourists to visit and explore local communities.
Good Landscape Design with Looking Good Landscaping
The next time you’re out and about, make sure to take a little notice of your surroundings and appreciate the consideration that has gone into every facet of the design.
If you’re in the market for professionals to create a landscape design for your home or business, trust our team at Looking Good Landscaping.
We’re passionate about attention to detail and old-fashioned friendly service, which we team up with over two decades of experience to produce a landscape design that you love.
Contact Looking Good Landscaping today to discuss a custom landscape design for your home or business.