By separating your home from the interruptions of the outside world through a foliage-rich barrier, you protect your personal space from external stressors.
Studies have shown this helps towards stress reduction, improving cognitive function and self-esteem.
As well as supporting us mentally, our physical wellbeing profits from plants too; especially in urban areas through absorption of car emissions.
If you’re planting for purpose, what better purpose could there be than planting for cleaner air? Plants will not only convert but also store small amounts of carbon, particularly long-lived woody species, like Aucuba japonica.
For a garden supporting the greater good, revitalise your doorstep diversity with some perennial plants.
As these grow in the same place each year, they minimise soil disturbance to aid carbon capture while trees, shrubs and climbers help control the rising temperatures due to climate change.