Spring is on the way! Soon, the dark chill of winter will be behind us and beautiful flowers will be blooming and basking in sunshine at every corner they can. While there is an obvious aesthetic appeal to flowers and a thriving landscape, did you know that plants can literally make you a better person? In case you were wondering, we aren’t just talking about the warm and fuzzy feeling you get when a bouquet of unexpected flowers shows up at the office for you. Rhine Landscaping is here to fill you in on the literal ways that plants make you a better person.
Plants Improve Relationships
According to a report by the Ellison Chair in International Floriculture about the health and well-being benefits of plants, research shows that people who spend more time around plants field better relationships with others. Apparently, this is because exposure to ornamental plants (like those found in your garden and landscaping design) increases feelings of compassion. Layman’s terms? People who care about nature are more likely to care about others, which results in better relationships.
Plants Improve Your Energy and Performance
The report also included research indicating that humans who spend time in the presence of plants in natural environments tend to perform better at their jobs. Additionally, plant presence can increase energy levels and motivation. Natural environments are known to enhance a human’s positive outlook on life.
The Effects of Indoor Flowers
Flowers don’t just do wonders when they are blooming outdoors – though now is a great time to plan your spring landscaping project and brighten up your yard. Did you know that plants inside your home or workplace can help improve your concentration and reduce your risk of stress-related depression? And get this – the presence of plants in hospital recovery rooms (or the ability to visually see a beautiful garden from the window) can actually help patients heal faster. Ah, the power and beauty of plants. Start incorporating more plants into your daily life today!
READY FOR THE LANDSCAPING PROFESSIONALS TO GIVE YOU A HAND?
If you think you’re ready to start getting your yard back to all of its verdant glory then you can contact Rhine Landscaping by giving us a call at 410-442-2445. We’ve got the knowledge your lawn needs to get it ready for summer. You can also contact us on our website. We can help you plan, plant, and create the yard of your dreams. You can also check out our blogs to stay on top of landscaping trends and tips.