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  • Writer's pictureNeson Ratnam

The importance and benefits of landscaping!

What is Landscaping?

Landscaping is the process of making a yard or another piece of land more appealing by either altering the existing design or adding ornamental features and shrubs. Landscaping is not just about making your yard beautiful, there is more to it than you think. When landscaping is done properly, it can prevent erosion on your property. It can also prevent flooding in your yard and reduces air pollutants.

Landscaping, when adequately done, can prevent erosion on your property

Erosion is a considerable risk to you and your family’s safety. Rocks and boulders deep underneath your foundation can move around due to the weather especially with the wind and rain. This can jeopardize the structural integrity and foundation of your property. A good landscaping design plan will help prevent erosion, mainly in steep areas, using retaining walls. The use of retaining walls is both attractive and functional, keeping the soil where it belongs while also providing an enclosure for plants and sculptures.

Preventing Flooding in Your Yard

Without a proper landscaping plan, your yard may turn into a mud pit during the spring and fall seasons due to the damp and rainy weather. If there is a flood in your yard, it could damage the plants, ruin your existing landscape design and it can ruin the property itself. The right landscape design allows for the proper runoff for the water to travel, so it is diverted away from the plants and away from the foundation of your property.

Reduce Air Pollutants

By having plants in your landscape plan for your property, the property will not only look appealing but it can help reduce air pollutants. Adding rich amounts of plants may improve the air quality around your home. Plants absorb harmful pollutants and chemicals thus purifying the air without the use of air purifiers and humidifiers.

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