Is it one of the fancy terms the marketing people came up with just to throw us off our game? One would think so and I can see why. Landscaping and gardening have a lot in common and this is most probably what misleads many but I can assure you they are not the same. No, they are not twins, but they have a lot more common with half-sisters who share just one parent along with a whole other side to them.
A landscape architect Canberra will tell you that his art is a far more complex exercise than gardening and I would agree. Traditionally gardening refers to tending the plants in an outdoor area, mostly residential. Landscaping requires an eye not only for horticulture but for art and design too. It requires you to strategically utilize the space in a combination of flora and fauna along with landforms, bodies of water and other outdoor accessories and furniture. Though it is mostly concentrated around corporate offices, high rise residential projects, public parks and leisure centres such as malls and cinemas, landscaping has now been made available for more small scale schemes too.
What purpose does landscaping serve?
Well for starters a landscape design makes the adjoined real estate appear more attractive. Especially in the case of high rise residential projects it helps to mitigate the ‘’ concrete jungle’’ feel and bring in a more intimate vibe to the building and the surrounding area. This aspect is very important if the target market for the project is families with young children who need a secure area to ride their bicycles and take in a breath of fresh air. For that matter the greenery would be applying to anybody as is important to be in contact with nature as much as the opportunity presents itself.
What is a lesser known fact that it also acts as a noise minimizer.
Studies show that outdoor areas absorb 20 to 30 present of noise in comparison to hard surfaces such as concrete and wood. It is also a natural coolant that acts as an air conditioner to the nearby areas and the grass is said to absorb dust particles, cleaning up the air for anybody who is in contact with same.
We observe that landscaping projects are most often positioned in urban areas as it needs that green thumb to deviate from the monogamous scene of buildings all around you and it is proven that the sight of plants and trees helps reduce stress and helps to lower blood pressure.