Why Landscaping Matters for the Environment NZ
Why Landscaping Matters for the Environment

Why Landscaping Matters for the Environment

Words by Northscape

Landscaping doesn’t only provide you with aesthetically stunning greenery for your home or commercial building.  Even dotting your lawn with simple landscaping methods is extremely beneficial to the environment, too. Let’s have a look at why.

Landscaping Filters for Pollutants

Trees, shrubs, and roots can act as a filter for pollutants in rainwater, and a single tree can remove up to 12 kilos of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually (or 17,700 km of car emissions)!

Landscaping Reduces Soil Erosion

Root systems of plants and trees allow for 20 times greater water absorption than the soil on its own. Soil erosion can cause much environmental damage, and mindful landscaping with sturdy groundwork is a capable accomplice in helping to prevent erosion.

Better Sustainability with Native Plants

Native plants are accustomed to your specific area, and they perform at peak functionality in their individualized climates.  Non-native species require more intense maintenance, pesticides, and watering, and are harder on the environment. Landscaping with native plants can curb water usage, is cost-efficient, and is easier to maintain.

Natural Temperature Regulation

Landscaping can help regulate the temperature of the ground.  Compared to a paved surface, during warm, summer months, plants and grass keep the ground 10-15 degrees cooler, as well as 10-15 degrees warmer in the wintertime.

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