Landscaping is the act of coming up with ways that will modify and area including natural elements like landforms, shape, and elevation, it also includes abstract elements like lighting conditions and weather without forgetting living elements such as fauna and flora. This process usually varies depending on the region hence the people doing landscaping are supposed to know well the place because it is very crucial for the process to become successful, features like the depth of the frost line, topography, system of native flora and fauna are supposed to be put into account.
At some points the land may be unfit for landscaping hence in order to landscape it the land is supposed to be reshaped through the process known as grading. When earth is removed from land we call it cutting while the addition of earth to the slope it is called filling. Grading process at sometimes may involve the removal of soil, excessive waste and rocks hence the designers are supposed to take this into account while in planning stage. At the start the contractors usually make a letter which is a rough layout and design of what is supposed to be done with the land to achieve the desired outcome. Unlike many years ago, nowadays landscaping is more technological than natural because some projects begin even without chainsaws and bulldozers.
Landscaping has many benefits, making a landscape which is professionally designed doesn’t just look great and add value but also has many health benefits which improve the quality of life for everyone. A good landscaping will have a social impact to the people around that place, for example, those doing businesses or working in offices because they will have a view of nature hence there will be fewer reports of illness, and they will also become more productive compared to those places where landscaping has not been done It also encourages better neighbor interactions, lower levels of fear and also reduce especially in neighborhoods where are many trees, people can also exercise easily, and also families get a space where their kids can play.
Landscaping also improves the recovery times and healing in patients according to research, those who just stayed in place where there is no good landscapes and only walls stayed in hospitals for more times compared to those which had a view of trees from their hospital beds. Mental health and relaxation is improved due to landscaping, research has also shown that people who live near green spaces are more relaxed and they also have decreased depression. Those people who live away from the green spaces have more harmful impacts in their life, more of the world’s beautiful cities have these green spaces to provide a space for mental health of the people living there.