We all know that having a garden is beneficial. It adds color to your landscape, increases the value of your property and can even provide benefits to your employees. However, we bet you didn’t realize that it could also help support local wildlife and improve air quality! Here are five benefits of integrating a garden into your business landscaping plans:
When you start to consider adding a garden to your business, you’ll have to decide what type of plants you want included. Your choices will depend on several factors: the climate where you live, how much time and money you can invest in maintaining the garden, and what kind of soil is available.
To choose plants that will thrive in your local climate, it’s important to know what type of plant grows best where you are located. If it’s hot year-round or cold for most of the year, then certain plants won’t do well there. For example, if it’s hot all year long then citrus trees might not be a good choice because they need cooler temperatures during their fruiting season—and that would mean no oranges!
Improves Air Quality
Air pollution is a major problem worldwide. It’s been linked to a variety of health issues, including asthma and heart disease. One way to improve air quality is by incorporating plants into your business landscaping plans.
Plants absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and produce oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis, which helps balance out the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. They also filter pollutants such as nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Plants release water vapor into the air through transpiration—the process where plants lose water through their leaves—which improves humidity levels and makes us feel more comfortable when it’s hot outside because there are fewer dry spots around us to cause discomfort or irritation in our skin
Increases The Value of Your Property
If you’re thinking about selling your home, a garden can be an excellent way to increase its value. The beauty of the garden will add to the overall appeal of your property, and it’s something that potential buyers will notice immediately.
In fact, according to a recent study by Realtor.com (the largest real estate website in the United States), having a garden is one of the most important things when it comes to selling your home for more money—it even beats out pool decks! According to their research:
- 74% said they would pay more for a house with outdoor space like an outdoor kitchen or dining area;
- 72% said they would pay more if they could bring their pets; and
- 50% said they’d pay more if there was an outdoor living space like porches or decks.
Can Improve Employee Well-Being
Improves Employee Well-Being
There are many benefits to having a garden at your workspace. It can improve employee well-being and happiness, as well as increase productivity, morale, employee retention and engagement. Employees who feel connected to their company will be more likely to stay with you for a long time!
Supports Local Wildlife
A garden can be a great indicator of a healthy environment. It’s no secret that wildlife is attracted to gardens, but there are many other reasons why you should consider integrating wildlife into your landscape plan. Wildlife can help control pests, pollinate plants and provide pest control by eating harmful insects. They also play an important role as food sources for other animals.
Even if you don’t have a lot of extra space to dedicate to a garden, you can incorporate elements that will benefit both your business and the environment.
Even if you’re short on space, there are plenty of ways to make a small garden work. If you’re working in an urban area, consider building raised beds that sit atop the ground or even using planter boxes. These will help keep water from seeping into the soil and prevent weeds from growing. You may also want to think about adding compost for improved soil quality.
The benefits of gardens are endless. Even if you don’t have a lot of extra space to dedicate to a garden, you can incorporate elements that will benefit both your business and the environment!