New Zealand’s natural landscapes are under threat due to several alarming reasons including rapid population growth, global warming, carbon emissions, and more. That is why we must be more sustainable and contribute to protecting our natural landscapes by first protecting our backyard.
We can start with landscaping and caring for our backyard. It is not just about making your backyard more pleasing and green. It is about being sustainable at home that will eventually benefit the entire environment around you.
Quality of Life
A green, clean, and sustainable backyard is a big step towards a better quality of life. The natural beauty of it is not only pleasing to the eyes but it also improves well-being. A green backyard pumps up cleaner air that benefits not only your family but your neighbours as well.
It is also proven by several studies that households with well-maintained backyards or gardens are more productive and happy. It is a sense of relief and cleanliness knowing that your backyard is not just a backyard but a sustainable factor for the entire community.
A well-taken care of backyard is also ideal for all sorts of lifestyles. It is a great way to maximize your property space.
Real Estate Selling Point
A garden is already a selling point in the real estate market here in New Zealand and the same goes in Australia. More and more homebuyers are looking for a big backyard or outdoor space.
These days, a tended garden or backyard is a focal selling point. More home buyers and property investors are keen on choosing a property that has both great interior and exterior features. In some cases, people tend to choose properties with larger outdoor space.
They want a property where the outdoor space complements not only the outside environment but indoors as well.
These days, New Zealand and Australia are experiencing two strong property trends, large green space and mega-garage. People are more drawn to properties that either has a big backyard or a big garage. Some properties have both.
The New Zealand government, other public sectors and private companies are working together for a massive green initiative here in the country. There are different programs and fields we can engage with to ensure a sustainable environment and future forour children and their children.
Maintaining your backyard and making sure your surrounding is always clean is a step-forward for that vision. The Ministry of the Environment is moving forward with their sustainable practices targeting households and businesses all over the country.
The sustainable program focuses on sustainable households, greenspace expansion, carbon-neutral public services, sustainable procurement, waste management and business partnerships for sustainability.
If you don’t know where to start, then connect with us today or subscribe to our blog to learn how you can contribute. We are in this together.