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Landscaping and the environment

LANDSCAPING and the ENVIRONMENT

As part of nature, we are unquestionably connected to it in many different ways. Whether in the physical or psychological point of view, we are strongly influenced by the environment in which we live. From the micro to the macrocosm, everything evolves and impacts us, either positively or negatively. In the same way, we are also constantly transforming the world around us. Thus, we can devise and compose the world we want from our own choices and attitudes.
From the landscaping point of view, we should take into account that gardens are areas inhabited by living beings, what makes them extremely dynamic. Plants and animals, by their mobility or through seeds, can migrate from one area to another, so that a garden can be expanded well beyond the limits originally planned.
Some plants, when introduced in areas which they were naturally not part of, established and adapt very well producing flowers, fruits and seeds that can be spread by wind or animals. Thus vegetating plots of land and even nature reserves, competing with native species, drive some to extinction. This has occurred frequently and we can see some of these plants so well established in our forests that many think they are native.
From these concepts and various beneficial environmental services that a garden can perform, we can imagine the transformation power of a simple garden.
Thus, a responsible landscape design project takes into account important ecological aspects and brings a careful selection of species of plants it proposes. That is because, beyond colors and shapes, our gardens can provide food and shelter to many forms of life and contribute to the conservation of biodiversity.