URBAN GREENING SERVICES
What is Urban Greening?
So what is Urban Greening and why do we need it? Urban Greening or Green Infrastructure is the promotion of a mutually beneficial relationship between city dwellers and their environments via public landscaping and Urban planting projects. This might include parks and sports fields as well as woods, lakes and natural meadows, wetlands or other ecosystems.
The World Health Organisation has stated that:
“Green urban areas facilitate physical activity and relaxation, and form a refuge from noise. Trees produce oxygen, and help filter out harmful air pollution, including airborne particulate matter. “
They go on to say that parks and gardens have been shown to play a “critical role” in helping cool cities, and providing safe walking and cycling routes whether for commuting, physical activity, social interaction or recreation. Shockingly their research has shown that “physical inactivity, linked to poor walkability and lack of access to recreational areas,” now accounts for “3.3% of global deaths“.
The WHO also points out that green urban spaces also are important to mental health.
“Having access to green spaces can reduce health inequalities, improve well-being, and aid in treatment of mental illness. Some analysis suggests that physical activity in a natural environment can help remedy mild depression and reduce physiological stress indicators.“
You can read more about the WHO and its Urban Greening Research here:
Green Infrastructure: Installation and Maintenance
The Urban Greening Company has over 60 years combined experience of urban greening services; installing green roofs, living walls, rain gardens and other green infrastructure features from domestic sites to some of the largest eco projects in the country.
Green roofs and living walls require some ongoing maintenance to ensure that the original species selected establish and thrive. As part of our installation programs we also offer maintenance packages on every sort of green roof and living wall system across the whole UK.
In all cases please contact us for more information.
Urban Greening Services Consultancy
The Urban Greening Company is able to provide master planning, design and consultancy services relating to urban greening and green infrastructure, including:
• Green Urban Design and Eco focused Urban Regeneration
• Green Roof and Living wall design and specification
• Planting for biodiversity
• Specification of growing media
• Planning, design and Installation of rain gardens, blue roofs and other sustainable drainage features
• Integration of green infrastructure functionality
• Urban greening and eco management plans
• Troubleshooting green installations, including restoration, repair and replanting
For more information or to discuss your needs contact us today and find out how The Urban Greening Company can make your eco project a reality.