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Living Landscapes Bring Surprising Health Benefits

January 21, 2016

As much of the country deals with winter weather from snow falls to grey skies, it’s natural to long for spring when our yards, parks and other natural spaces bloom. Did you know, there’s a good reason you may pine for green? Living landscapes are an important part of the outdoor lifestyle that Americans enjoy, but the benefits go beyond the barbecue and backyard baseball. Green spaces are necessary for your health.

“The advantages of grass and landscaping surpass the usual physical benefits that result from outdoor activity,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). “Numerous studies have found that people who spend more time outside or are exposed to living landscapes are happier, healthier and smarter.”  Read more from the article here.