A garden refine and rejuvenate the atmosphere
A pretty garden, irrespective of its size, generates a very calming air. In bustling cities, space is always a constraint. A small balcony is all a resident might get to keep a few plants. Yet that little island of greenery is an oasis of peace and
calm. Full-fledged gardens are a site in themselves. Civilisations through centuries have established elaborate gardens and parks. This underlines the importance of these structures in the culture of societies. However, gardens, besides looking pretty, serve a much more vital purpose towards the environment. The gardens are the vital part of any ecosystem.
A garden can help to clean the air and also regulate the ambient temperature
Gardens are similar to forests. They purify the ambient air. The basic process of photosynthesis allows the plants to absorb the carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen. This reduces pollution to a great extent. For residents and users, this translates into the cleaner breathable air. Plants in the garden provide clean air and it works better than an artificial air-conditioning system. Besides, a thickly gardened plot is also capable of cooling the atmosphere by virtue of evapotranspiration. It happens especially during the daytime. No wonder, deforestation is one of the key reasons for the global warming in recent decades.
A garden can repel bugs and mosquitoes
You can choose specific sets of plants. There are certain plants which repel harmful bugs and insects like mosquitoes and flies. Very common plants like marigold, lavender, and basil are very effective in keeping bugs out of premises. Additionally, their scent can be very refreshing (citronella, for instance). You should remove unwanted foliage and weeds from premises. So that gardens do not become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Garden can prevent soil erosion
The extensive root systems of plants in the gardens hold the soil particles together. This prevents them from being washed away in a downpour or being swirled up in high winds. By holding the soil together, plants prevent the leaching of nutrients and valuable minerals from the land. In the absence of a plant cover, soil loosens. If the premises are secured by retainer walls, loose, unattached soil can exert continuous pressure on the walls, causing them to eventually collapse.
Garden offers sustenance
Green grounds can produce not only flowers but can also yield fruits and vegetables. From a sustenance point of view, this can be useful for residents. Besides personal consumption, the products can also have commercial uses. Generating bloom in plants is not a cumbersome process. In fact mimicking natural processes are enough to bring about excellent results in garden plants. In this regard, it is always advisable to avoid the use of chemical-based pesticides and insecticides.