Escape the 9 to 5 with these Backyard Landscaping Ideas

by | Jun 22, 2018

The great outdoors awaits

Imagine a life where you are less stressed, happier, and get to spend more quality time with your family. Spending time outdoors had proven to increase the quality of life. In fact, a study was conducted by the University of Derby and The Wildlife Trusts to research the impact of nature on happiness in their campaign 30 Days Wild: Development and Evaluation of a Large-Scale Nature Engagement Campaign to Improve Well-Being.

The findings proved that being outside is good for our well-being. People’s health, happiness, connection to nature and active nature behaviours like feeding, listening to the birds, or planting flowers saw an increase in overall happiness by 30% during the campaign and in the months following the challenge.

So what does this mean for us?

We need to spend time outside and interact with nature! 

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Green Spaces

According to Life Science green cities boost happiness, with this knowledge why not put some greenery in your landscape? Imagine walking outside barefoot, feeling the grass between your toes. The stress melts away as you lay on the lush green grass, fully immersed in nature.

Backyard Design Idea – Having a blend of grass, stepping stones, and bark are three pillars of incorporating nature into your backyard. Get inspired by beautiful backyard landscaping.

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Quality Time With YouR FamIly

Managing a healthy work life balance can be difficult. A report from Pew Research Centre labeled Couples, the Internet, and Social Media said that “74% of the adult internet users who report that the internet had an impact on their marriage or partnership say the impact was positive. Still, 20% said the impact was mostly negative, and 4% said it was both good and bad.” Whether technology is good or bad we are still in a routine of coming home, cooking dinner, and having screen time.

Backyard Design Idea – Imagine sitting by your pond or water feature, on your deck or by the outdoor fireplace with your partner enjoying each other’s company. It’s these quality moments that we need to have with each other to appreciate our surroundings, enjoy each other’s company with no distractions in your beautiful surroundings.

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If you design your landscape with water features you may welcome some wildlife into your space. As explained earlier, caring for animals and feeding birds has a positive effect on people’s happiness.

Backyard Design Idea – Many Ananda Landscapes clients incorporate water features into their landscapes as they find the sound of running water to be soothing. Consider installing a water feature in your landscape.

Your landscape could be an oasis, a place to escape the 9 to 5, strengthen your relationships with family members, increase your happiness, and connect with wildlife and nature. By investing in your backyard you are investing in your happiness. Add the natural elements of grass, wood, stone, and water to facilitate connecting with nature, wildlife and loved ones. We hope that your landscape brings happiness to your lifestyle.

Contact Us for a Complementary Landscaping Consultation

Are you looking to invest in your ideal landscape but you are not sure if you will see a positive return on investment? At Ananda Landscapes, we can help build a backyard oasis that fits your lifestyle for years to come and that has curb appeal.