The proper establishment and maintenance of large green spaces has numerous pros. Starting with probably the most important one – improvement of the air quality in the busy urban environment, to the purely aesthetic aspect of the area, green spaces tend to carry another, third aspect, and it’s called cost optimization.
The benefits coming from the proper maintenances of the green spaces are endless. Studies show that employees who work close to green areas tend to be more focused, more productive and treat their professional responsibilities in a positive manner. There are plenty of other examples of the wonderful effect that the green areas have on people.
The economical aspect of the green area development indicates that quality landscapes increase the cost of the property to which they belong. Many companies that do various market researches report that properties which have its own little green gardens or any kind of vegetation – green roofs, potted plants and others, are far more desirable for potential buyers than any other lots.
Another curious fact is that although the condition or the size of the lot might not be something spectacular, if a green area – any public garden or park, is located near the place, its cost increases with a few points up.
Besides the purely economical benefits of landscaping, it has its practical ones that significantly improve the quality of the environment, making it comfortable to live in.
The proper landscape design and further development stages of the separate layers of the green space, and its successful integration of drainage and irrigation systems, are contributing for protecting the surrounding area from floods during heavy rains and storms.
Another interesting benefit, besides the drainage advantages of the green areas, is the ability of the plants to control the temperature variations. In busy urban environment, the collected energy that’s stored in the asphalt reflects back in the surrounding buildings and their glassy facades. This creates an unhealthy balloon that lacks oxygen and predisposes to tangible discomfort. Plants are natural absorbents and easily transform the energy into vapor and pure oxygen. This has a significant impact on the state of the ozone layer, which destruction is caused by air emissions and high saturation of carbon dioxide. A very interesting and fully functional alternative of the natural open space gardens and parks, are the green roofs. The relaxation and air improving qualities they have helps transform the busy city jungle into a place for rest and often serve the purpose of a social hub. That way, busy areas which infrastructure does not meet all the requirements for having an open green space, have its own landscape space, but up in the clouds.
Green spaces help control soil erosion around busy city areas. The greenery serves as a noise-reduction stabilizer, that significantly reduces the higher volume that many cars and other vehicles cause very day.
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