Denver landscaping can offer more than just curb appeal

September 25, 2019

Landscaping your home’s yard is more than just to increase curb appeal, you might be surprised by some of the benefits you can get from a well-landscaped Denver yard. There are some benefits that extend passed the beautiful appearance that flowers and trees can add - mainly environmental benefits. 

Natural noise-minimizers
The addition of trees, a well-grown lawn, and additional plants help to minimize outdoor noise - more so than pavement or concrete. In fact, outdoor landscaping with lush greenery can help reduce noise by 20-30 percent. 

Environmental Cleaning
A full, lush lawn can actually help clean up the environment. Not only does grass produce oxygen, but a lawn can help trap smoke particles, dust, and additional air pollutants. You’d be surprised by the benefits your grass can add to your surroundings. 

Grass can help cool off surroundings by approximately 30 percent - it acts as a natural air conditioner. Which makes complete sense if you think about it - after all, it is much easier to walk on grass than hot asphalt that’s been sitting in the sun. In addition, trees surrounding your home can help keep the house shaded from the sun and even cool off attic temperatures by as much as 40 degrees. 

Socio-Economic Effects
Did you know studies have found that neighborhoods with more trees have lower crime rates?  Perhaps it’s the overall calming feel that trees give-off or the increased oxygen and lower temperatures. Studies have also shown that by simply looking plants or trees, your blood pressure can lower and so can stress levels. This can lead to lower health care costs, and an improved quality of life. 

Do you work out commercial landscapes or are you building a commercial landscape for your local town? There have been quite a few studies that show the benefits of landscaping as well: 
Similar to neighborhoods, tree-lined streets have been shown to reduce crime in particular areas
Trees and canopies incorporated into commercial space can help to reduce noise and encourage relaxation
Studies have shown that when a shopping center incorporates tree cover, shoppers are more likely to spend 9-12% more on goods

No matter your project, remember that you can contact the best Denver landscape team, Wild Irishman if you need any additional assistance or have questions. We can help with a variety of different projects and are here to give you A+ service, and help you create the beautiful yard of your dreams. From landscaping design, water service, maintenance and paving - we have all the services you need to achieve your perfect lawn. Contact us as soon as you can to make an appointment or to get a free quote! 
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