Like home styles, decor colors, and automobiles, home landscaping develops trends also. In 2018, according to Garden Media, landscaping is no longer merely concerned with balance, beauty, and curb appeal, but is also being directed toward an environment that supports healthy mind and spirits.
Finding real peace and quiet in today’s world has become a nearly unattainable objective. From the time we awaken, we become attached to our smartphones, pads, and computers in a quest to be continually connected and informed. Whether at work or home, the bombardment of both essential and wholly trivial communication and information never ends. And, when data is not coming to us, we fill the gaps by looking for more.
Sometime, somehow, there must be a break in the action.
Trees, Plants, Soothing Surroundings, and Renewed Mental Focus
Imagine a quiet, shady spot among trees, shrubs, beautiful flowers, and perhaps a trickling water feature where all electronics are banned and silent reflection is encouraged. Imagine this spot to be not in a distant and remote pine forest but in your own backyard. Landscape designers and architects are actively beginning to incorporate this concept into the newest landscape designs by creating a particular area for just such an escape.
Why is Serenity among Plants Important?
An August 2014 Business Insider article highlights a University of Michigan study that determined that heading into a wooded environment helps short-term memory and concentration. They concluded that a natural environment could become a restorative setting, helping to rebuild an individual’s mental energy and focus.
To further underscore the importance of exposure to nature, the same Business Insider article mentions that children with ADHD experienced better concentration after just 20 minutes in a park.
Happiness, Health, and Healing with Trees and Plants
A Texas A&M treatise on floriculture expands on the benefits of communing with plants and escaping for a time from the bustle of modern life. Their findings mention the marked influence on overall happiness and health.
The article highlights other benefits including:
- Accelerated healing
- Improved relationships
- Boosted performance
- Raised perceived quality of life
- Reduced stress
While trends come and go, the benefits of a meditative setting within your own landscape are essential to coping with our modern, stressful lives.
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