Are you one of the thousands of Americans that does not have their yard landscaped? Frequently homeowners get busy working on the inside of their homes when they move in. They spend hours making the interior of their home look just like they want it to. By the time they get done with the outside of their home they are out of energy for their landscaping. Here at Fragosa Landscapes we know and understand the many benefits of having your yard landscaped. Today we are going to share some of the top benefits of completing your landscaping.
Mental & Physical Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature
First up is the health benefit of spending time outdoors. When your landscaping is completed you are naturally drawn to want to spend more time outside enjoying the fruits of your labor. Studies have shown that there are multiple health benefits of spending more time outdoors. Reduced blood pressure, lower stress levels, improved psychological health, and more are all results of being outdoors.
Cooling Effect of Landscaping
When you are outdoors you have probably noticed that landscaped areas are cooler than areas with no landscaping. Grass is significantly cooler than asphalt or cement. Lawns can be up to 31 degrees cooler than asphalt. The temperature inside your home will be cooler when you have shade trees in your hard that shade your property. Attic temperatures can be up to 40 degrees cooler when shade trees are near your home. The cost of cooling your home will definitely be lower when your yard is landscaped.
Environmentally Friendly Landscape Design
Grass and trees capture dust and smoke particles that are in the air. This results in better air quality for all of us. They also remove carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. One tree can actually remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air every year. This cancels out the emissions caused by a car that you drive 11,000 miles. That same tree can supply enough oxygen for four people each and every day.
A Backyard for Entertaining
If you like to entertain, landscaping provides you a new place to entertain your guests. Many people love to entertain outdoors. Fragosa Landscapes can help you design a stunning area for you and your guests to relax. We can discuss what design elements would best suit your entertaining needs and help incorporate them into your yard. Before you know it you will be hosting parties outside whenever the weather agrees.
Landscaping to Increase Home Value
The last benefit we are going to discuss today is that landscaping your yard increases the value of your home. As potential buyers are shopping for homes they will be more likely to purchase a home that already has the landscaping completed. They will also be willing to pay more for a home that is already landscaped than they will be for a home that has no landscaping completed.
Landscape Design, Construction & More in Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Haven & West Tisbury, Massachusetts
After reading these benefits you may be ready to get started on your landscaping. Fragosa Landscapes is here to help. We can help design and install anything that you want in your yard.