Landscaping promotes happiness in the workplace

Blog Contributed by David West

Landscaping may seem like a chore to most; however, there are several perks to professional commercial landscaping. Commercial landscaping is one of the best ways to boost morale and relieve anxiety; whether you are an employer, employee, or client – bright, commercial landscaping can be a simple trick to boosting moods around your business.

According to the Texas A&M Agriculture and Life Sciences Center, plants promote concentration and memory among all who are surrounded by them. Neat, colorful commercial landscaping promotes higher accuracy within workplaces and even promotes memory health (Bisco Werner 1996; Brethour 2007; Frank 2003; Pohmer 2008; Serwach 2008; Shibata, 2001, 2004; Yannick 2009). Commercial landscaping has proved that plants of any nature along with neatly trimmed grass promote a more organized, relaxed atmosphere that encourages health benefits of all kinds.

Texas A&M Agriculture and Life Sciences Center’s study showed that plants are directly correlated to higher levels of optimism in residential and commercial situations. By investing in professional commercial landscaping, employees as well as clients will associate a happy, secure, relaxed feeling with your corporation. It may be in your subconscious, but a well-ordered, vibrant landscaping will increase your perceived happiness as well as reducing your stress levels. (Brethour 2007, Collins 2008, Dunnet 2000, Etcoff 2007, Frank 2003, Haviland-Jones 2005, Hartig 2010, McFarland 2010, Rappe 2005, Waliczek 2000)

Being surrounded by vivacious commercial landscaping also has shown to increase energy levels and feelings of strength among employees. This is caused by an improved state of mind triggered by the optimistic feel of the landscaping they are surrounded by. Commercial landscaping is beneficial to all who are surrounded by it; the optimism plants make you feel translates into feelings of happiness and energy; thus making you overall more productive in your workplace and at home. (Bernstein 2009, Brethour 2007, Bringslimark 2007, Dravigne 2008, Etcoff 2007, Kaplan 1995, Kuo 2001a, Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Assn. 2009, Rappe 2005, Shoemaker 1992, Univ. of Rochester 2010).

Investing in commercial landscaping can be one of the most important decisions you make in 2015. You and your employees will feel more optimistic and energetic – thus making your company more productive in 2015! Contact us for a FREE commercial landscaping estimate to get started.

About The Author

David West is not only a manager on the landscape maintenance, installation and turf management team of Great Estates Landscaping, he is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending as much time with his family as possible.

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