A recent survey by the Business Insider revealed that our world will dramatically change over the next ten years as robots and clever computer programming will replace the workforce. The relieving and inspiring news is that people in the design industries will virtually and excuse the pun, be unaffected. Especially Garden and Landscape Design will once again thrive due to its fragile connectedness with ecology, and nature. What is so astonishing is that the careers most at risk are the ones that seems to pay excessively well and feel like a safe bet.
It is crucial to state that South Africa is not delivering enough Landscape designers, credible Landscape Installers and Landscape Architects. In this article the Irene School of Garden Design will try to briefly demystify in layman’s terms what all this means, as well as indicate ways of getting there.
The 5 reasons why you should have a garden include the following: Less allergies and dust - A recent UK study revealed that just 5 trees around your house can reduce dust and allergens in your home by up to 30% if the right trees are chosen. This is great news for people who despise dust. Swabs and samples were taken from all static electronic devices in 5 homes before and after trees were temporarily placed around the homes, and revealed that after 2 weeks the dust, volatile organic compounds and allergens were reduced by almost 30%.