So why plants?
Decorators and designers will tell us what we already know; live plants make any space more beautiful and more welcoming. It is rather simple, but keeping plants alive, vibrant and fresh is something completely different.
PlantWorks solves that problem for you and takes all of the questions of maintenance, natural light and regular care out of the equation allowing our clients to reap the full benefits of live plants.
Plants help reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being
Plants help bring life into any environment, softening the tones and improving the look and feel of the environment. Offices, cubicles and other traditional work environments are often very stale, sterile and utilitarian. This can cause a very uncomfortable feeling this making people desire to leave the environment just as soon as they can whether subconsciously or consciously.
People in offices are more productive, take fewer sick days, and make fewer mistakes. And they are happier when interior landscaping enhances their environment.
Patients in hospitals benefit greatly from being more in touch with nature. There is even evidence showing students perform better in improved learning environments.
Plants help improve air quality
There is general agreement amongst scientists that plants improve the indoor environment. Because plants have large surface areas and exchange gases and water with their surroundings, plants can help tackle some of these issues.
Particular benefits of interior plants include:
- Reducing carbon dioxide levels
- Increasing humidity
- Reducing levels of certain pollutants, such as benzene and nitrogen dioxide
- Reducing airborne dust levels
- Keeping air temperatures down
Plants help lower background noise
Plants have long been used to reduce noise from busy roads. More recently, research has shown another benefit: interior plants can help to reduce background noise levels inside buildings, too.
Studies indicate that plants and their leaves absorb, diffract or reflect background noise, thereby making the environment more comfortable for the occupants.
Plants absorb sound best in acoustically live spaces, such as those that feature hard surfaces.
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