Your garden or
grounds is the 1ST THING VISITORS SEE reflecting on you, your business and even
the way you manage things!
Typically "lowest cost"
"cut the grass" approaches sooner or
later lead to gardens and landscapes looking tired, neglected and
At Country Landscapes, we
have a FRESH APPROACH.
We can make
your surroundings and environment work as hard as you do, with 5 tangible COST
BENEFITS - green spaces can help you keep your bottom line looking good
5 Key Cost Related Benefits
of Beautiful Landscapes
1. Trees and Landscaped areas help
to provide cooler temperatures.
|Lawns and flower borders are cooler than
tarmac, asphalt, even concrete and bare soil. Trees and grass mitigate extremes
of temperature changes, creating cooler temperatures in summer, actually
lowering your air-conditioning needs. Compare the costs to an
exposed site and you will realise savings are being made! |
|Trees on the south and west sides of the
building can provide shade during the hottest times of day and lower your
building and offices temperatures. They also can reduce glare through the
|Extreme heat is detrimental to
productively, making people tired, irritable and less motivated to work.
Planting more flowers, grass and trees around home and work areas can help,
making it a cooler, more pleasant to be inside or outside.|
2. Urban and industrial green spaces
oasis are great for improving air and water quality!
|Did you know lawns, shrubs
and trees work hard every day capturing dust and smoke particles, removing
carbon dioxide, and producing life-giving oxygen?
A large tree can absorb up to 20kg of carbon dioxide per year - that's a ton
in just 50 years! For businesses this could be an important point
in your Environmental Safeguarding Commitment, reducing or even cancelling out
the emissions for your vehicles etc. Planting and replanting trees is a
simple way of helping protect our Environment. It's
interesting that one tree can supply enough oxygen for four people every day.
When was the last time you planted a tree?|
|With climate change, problems of increasing
number of freak storms and floods can cause immense damage and danger.
How much would your insurance premium cost annually if you had such a
|Soft landscapes help - they work as storm
water run off catchments and buffers, reducing the flow pollutants and of
sediments to nearby bodies of water. Plants can help filter out
pollution from the water on its way to a sources of drinking water.
Planting along rivers also reduce erosion and flooding downstream.|
3. Reduce demand on resources & create
more diverse habitats
|Financial savings could be substantial -
when was the last time you considered environmental initiates to recycle
water, or initiative to save or retain of rainfall?|
|Planting more trees and ground cover can
also reduce fuel consumption and reduce local noise pollution and that
generated lawn mowers.|
|Diverse habitats are important. What
have you done recently to encourage and support indigenous wild plants and
fauna in your landscape? As a business wouldn't this be a great
initiative to highlight in your environmental plan?|
4. Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing
|Landscaping improves quality of life with
proven physical and psychological benefits. Just looking at green plants is
proven to reduce blood pressure. Walking through a natural environment can
help relaxation, and improve concentration and motivation. People living
or working in or near green report lower stress levels. Hospitals have
realised the benefits of beautiful green surroundings realising cost benefits
such as reducing recovery times.|
5. Economic Benefits
|Businesses with quality landscapes tend to
be more successful. Customers preferred to shop in centres with
high-quality planting and tree canopies, shopper will also stay longer if the
landscaping is pleasant, for example most restaurants or bars with a view will
be more attractive and popular than those in a basement or overlooking urban
|Most property and home owners look for ways
to maintain or increase the value of their investment. Asset
values are proven to increase, often substantially when you invest in
landscaping. Market value increase, but if a property is
professionally landscapes, it will stand out, and be much more attractive and
We include professional horticultural asset
management as part of our service. By working with us and improving your green spaces,
you're helping the environment and boosting your bottom line!
Call Country Landscapes on 01204 402222 and
start benefiting from your garden and grounds areas