Why to have a landscaped garden?

Nothing is more rewarding than to hear the chirps of the birds and the gush of the tree leaves whenever the wind blows. Imagine this scene right outside your building—complete with the greenest plants, colourful flowers, and rich soil. A landscaped garden gives you more than enough reasons to feel inspired and nurture nature. Your garden becomes a haven both for you and for your plants.

Beauty and appeal—these are the top advantages of having a landscaped garden. You can enjoy the vibrant hues and well-trimmed grass, as well as the orderly plant box and relax in your yard.


Here is a list of the key advantages of landscaping your garden:

  • Save energy: Shrubs, bushes, hedges, and trees can protect your home during extreme climates. It can shield you from the freezing winds in winters and it they can also absorb the heat of the sun in the summer months. You can save on costs and energy as you do not have to totally depend on your home’s air conditioning system.
  • Environmental benefits: Plants in the garden can reduce air pollution because of its ability to absorb carbon dioxide and provide more oxygen in the environment. This offers a safer and healthier environment for you and your children to live and play in. It can also help in lessening noise pollution as it can help in blocking out noise.
  • Increase the value of your property: Buildings with a well-landscaped garden can add more value to your home. With today’s cities growing as concrete jungles, great value is attached to open spaces, green landscapes and natural beauty.

Living in a healthy, peaceful, and abundant neighborhood is truly a dream come true for a lot of people. Having a landscaped garden in your society allows you to live that dream!


Moving into a new place comes with mixed feelings. Where on one hand you are excited about the new place, on the other hand you get bogged down by all the packing you have to do. But with a few smart moves, you can get done with all the packing you have to do and get quickly settled in your new place. So, here are some moving tips that will be great for you when you are shifting your home.

Family moving home

• Make a good list and plan at least a couple of weeks ahead. Making a checklist at least a week or two in advance is very important. A checklist will help you keep track of the things that you need to do and it will also bring new things to light. Organise your stuff and your boxes well so that it will be easy for you to get reorganised. Don’t just plan the move but also plan out what you will do post the move as it is also very important to give you a good start at your new place. Remember that a good plan means you have more than half your work already done.

• Collect packing materials beforehand and pack things in advance. Most people do not pay attention to packing materials like tape, boxes and wraps etc. and then end up with a mess when the moving day comes. It is advisable to have plenty of these things in stock before you move. It is also a good idea to do most of the packing yourself even if you have hired movers as they will not be as careful with your stuff as you will.

• Number or label your stuff appropriately and make an inventory. This is an important step in moving your home as you will also have no trouble post the move if you have labeled the boxes well and have an inventory for them. If you have hired the services of movers then they will also have an inventory of their own which you will need to check but it is always better to have your own lists and inventories as it will help you get reorganised quickly.

• One of the more common and grave mistakes that people make when they move is that they forget to update their address with the different services that they use. Remember to pre-inform your service subscriptions beforehand. For instance tell the phone, cable and the paper company beforehand that you are moving and discontinue the services if required. Many people incur extra costs because they forget all about their service subscriptions like the papers, cleaning, water supply and even electricity which can lead to trouble later for you.

• On the moving day, make a schedule and try to stick to it. If you have movers, then be specific in your instructions to them. Ask them to arrive on time and you try and be ready before they arrive so that you can direct things easily. Perform a check of your stuff before they leave and supervise the movers so that they do not handle things too rough. Take care of the more delicate stuff yourself and always remember to set the example for your movers too. Choosing the right movers is also important so do your research in that area beforehand too.

The influence of light and color on people.

Light and color can influence how people perceive the area around them. Different light sources affect how the colors of walls and other objects are seen. Specific hues of colors seen under natural sunlight may vary when seen under the light from an incandescent light-bulb: lighter colors may appear to be more orange or “brownish” and darker colors may appear even darker.Light and the color of an object can affect how one perceives it’s positioning. If light or shadow, or the color of the object, masks an object’s true contour (outline of a figure) it can appear to be shaped differently from reality.Objects under a uniform light-source will promote better impression of three-dimensional shape.The color of an object may affect whether or not it seems to be in motion. In particular, the trajectories of objects under a light source whose intensity varies with space are more difficult to determine than identical objects under a uniform light source. This could possibly be interpreted as interference between motion and color perception, both of which are more difficult under variable lighting.

The general model of color psychology relies on six basic principles:

•Color can carry specific meaning.

•Color meaning is either based in learned meaning or biologically innate •meaning.

•The perception of a color causes evaluation automatically by the person perceiving.

•The evaluation process forces color-motivated behavior.

•Color usually exerts its influence automatically.

•Color meaning and effect has to do with context as well.


Meaning of colors:


Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.

Light red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love.

Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness.

Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.

Brown suggests stability and denotes masculine qualities.

Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.


Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.

Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.

Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.


Yellow is the color of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.

Dull (dingy) yellow represents caution, decay, sickness, and jealousy.

Light yellow is associated with intellect, freshness, and joy.


Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money.

Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.

Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.

Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection.

Olive green is the traditional color of peace.


Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.

Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.


White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection.


Black is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery.

Black gives the feeling of perspective and depth, but a black background diminishes readability. A black suit or dress can make you look thinner. When designing for a gallery of art or photography, you can use a black or gray background to make the other colors stand out. Black contrasts well with bright colors. Combined with red or orange – other very powerful colors – black gives a very aggressive color scheme.