A garden is almost everyone’s favorite place in the household where they can enjoy a sense of peace and calm. But do you know gardening also works wonders for the environment? From impacting the air we breathe to lowering our carbon footprint on the world, gardening is good for many extraordinary reasons.
Let’s look at how you can do your bit to contribute to a healthier planet with garden landscaping in Perth.
- Increases Oxygen
You may have already learned about ‘photosynthesis’ in your childhood. Through this process, plants take in carbon dioxide and water to create glucose and oxygen. By investing your time in gardening, you put in a collective effort to lower the amount of carbon dioxide (Co2) in the Earth’s atmosphere. We all know too much Co2 is a bad thing and helps in global warming. Plants give us a chance to fight this head-on.
- Helps to Preserve Wildlife
Did you know for every 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, it is because of the pollinators? When you plant a garden that can host birds, bees, butterflies and other such species, you help in protecting them. It creates a natural habitat for such smaller life forms where they can thrive and play their role in helping the environment.
- Lowers Carbon Footprint
On average, fresh foods travel 1,500 miles before they can reach a local store. Can you imagine the fossil fuels burnt to cover this long-distance? Instead, if you turn towards organic gardening your food comes straight to your plate from your veggie garden. All you need is a little lawn space (or professional-grade containers) to grow your veggies all year round.
- Reduces Cooling Costs
As the world continues to become a concrete jungle by replacing the greens with buildings, the whole cities are heating up. People turn to air conditioners to beat the sweltering heat which negatively impacts the environment. By planting trees and shrubs, you can block the sun and make your living space cooler. Buildings with rooftop gardens can reduce city-wide temperatures by up to 5°F.
- Prevents Soil Erosion
The roots of plants hold the soil in place when there is a heavy downpour thus preventing landslides. Top soils on the slopes contain the most organic debris and leaf litter that break down to make the soil more nutrient. When you plant trees, they develop an extensive root system that prevents slopes from sliding downhill.
- Reduces Noise Pollution
The World Health Organization (WHO) states noise pollution causes multiple health issues including cognitive impairment among children, ischemic heart disease and other such stress-related mental health issues. By planting a garden, the vegetation can act as a sound barrier. The more green spaces, the calmer the urban noises. Apart from providing us with cleaner air, plants can deflect and absorb sound waves.
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