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Landscaping


wood deck stairs lead to flagstone layout with Muskoka chairs and a water feature

Landscapes and features are important because they contribute significantly to our well-being and quality of life. They provide the broader context within which we live our lives. Living within aesthetically pleasing and culturally meaningful landscapes enhances our sense of well-being (environmentguide.org). Landscaping in places like Alliston, Barrie, Orillia, and Wasaga Beach can make a significant difference to our lives, as it enhances the beauty of our home, makes us feel good, and it adds value to our homes if the event we want to sell.


Nan Fairbrother wrote: “A collection of plants is not a landscape, any more than a list of choice words is a poem. The merit is in the design, not the material it is expressed in, and the best designs, like the best poems, make ordinary material significant by its arrangement.” It is important when landscaping your property that you choose a competent company to help with garden design and landscape design. Experts like Gardens of Prestige can transform your home into a beautiful oasis.


Landscaping is an art of planning the driveways, flower beds, lawns, gardens, shrubs, pathways and walkways in order to create a setting that is rich and in keeping with the environment and your home. Landscaping creates appeal that works within the natural surrounding beauty.


Not only does landscaping create visual appeal, but studies suggest that looking at and enjoying gardens and manicured lawns can help to reduce blood pressure. Walking through or sitting in your garden has a calming effect which can lead to positive physical and psychological benefits. Landscaping also allows for easier navigation through your property. Planting trees and shrubs for shade can aid in creating a more energy efficient home. And lastly, planting trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants creates more nutrients for the earth which helps with pollutants, even if this occurs on a small scale.

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