Appropriately designed gardens should be considered as an alternative to home air conditioning.
The psychologically restorative effects of nature have been extolled for some time, by Stephen and Rachel Kaplan, among others.
Children living in areas with more trees are less likely to have asthma than children living in areas with fewer trees.
Cul-de-sac neighborhoods increase play opportunities for younger children, while older children benefit from neighborhoods with grid layouts.
Intensity of pro-environmental sentiment, length of time living in the desert, aesthetic opinion, gender, and young children in the household influence desert residents’ landscaping preferences.
Researchers have found that green spaces in cities are becoming the accepted standard of comparison for natural areas, even though these urban places may be entirely created by human beings.
In the United States, virtual experiences of nature are becoming extremely realistic and, simultaneously, the amount of time people spend in the real outdoor environment is decreasing.
An analysis by Ann Mack, a trend forecaster at the JWT advertising agency, indicates that many American backyards will be changing soon.
A poll of leading landscape architects indicates a growing interest in outdoor living among residential customers.
Two studies in Arizona are providing more information about how homeowners appreciate and use their grass or desert residential landscapes.