Lately, more research is being done to study how professional residential landscaping affects the mood and quality of life for residents. The results have been amazing. Studies have shown that tree canopies and parks with heavy landscaping enhances the residents’ overall happiness.
- According to a study by Marc Berman with the University of Michigan, being in a plant rich environment can help improve both memory and attention.
- Studies have also shown that simply looking at and having plants/trees around can lower one’s blood pressure and decrease stress. (Housley & Wolf, com)
- More tree canopies helps decrease noise.
- The U.S. Forest Service conducted a study which revealed that neighborhoods with tree-lined streets actually have lower crime rates.
So be sure to get some landscaping for your personal home or just spend some more time in the park, surely the benefits outweigh the cost.