More Studies Show the Benefits of Trees and Landscaping

A healthy, lush landscape design does more than just add curb appeal and value to your home.

A study of women by American health scientists in 2016 proved that those who have the most vegetation around their homes have on average a 12 percent lower death rate than those that have little vegetation. The most striking differences were seen with 41 percent lower death rate from kidney disease, a 34 percent lower death rate from respiratory disease, and a 13 percent lower death rate from cancer.  

In 2018 researchers found that 21 percent of current greenhouse gas emissions could be eliminated by adjusting some specific natural management practices. Of these, the researchers determined planting more trees to be the most effective way to suck up carbon from the atmosphere. Reforestation could be equivalent to eliminating emissions from 66 million automobiles, according to the study.

Planting specific plants in your landscape design will attract and benefit many species of bird, butterfly, and bee.  This creates a healthier natural ecosystem and contributes to keeping certain creatures such as monarch butterflies from becoming extinct.  Native plants also thrive well in our local conditions and also have the added benefit of being waterwise, not to mention they are beautiful!

Visual access and being surrounded by a green space is especially beneficial for the minds of both adults and children.  Surrounding vegetation has been proven to improve job and school performance because of its calming and focusing effects, and it helps alleviate mental stress and illness.  Green spaces have been shown to have a calming affect on those with ADHD, Alzheimers, and Depression.  

Contact GreenFlex Landscaping for professional landscape design, installation, and care for both residential and commercial properties in St. Johns, Flagler, and Volusia Counties, Florida.

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