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The loud noise generated from the factories and surrounding has created a negative impact on our lives. Many homeowners feel that it is high time that they should take this seriously and find ways to suppress it. During the last decade, concerns over the condition of urban landscapes, including noise levels and the deteriorating quality of green space, have steadily centred on designing viable and healthy environments. It has been seen lately that many buildings are being equipped with noise-reducing fittings for tackling noise pollution. However, this has certainly not been enough, and hence many people have nowadays inclined towards the landscape ideas to get rid of unwanted loud noises.

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Let us today take a closer look at how landscaping has made this possible for all of us.

1. Use Trees and Plants To Deflect the Noise

Deflection is one of the most common ways to reduce the noise, and to the amazement of many, it is also one of the best and most affordable methods. Whenever the sound waves strike on the mortar-and-brick wall, it does not get deflected. Instead, they would get reflected and move back to the source that they came from. However, when they strike flexible materials like plants and trees, these waves get transformed into another form of energy. It will, then, lead to the deflection of the sound wave in other directions and reduce the noise levels.

2. Landscaping Helps Absorb the Noise

Yet another prevalent way in which landscaping helps to reduce the noise is that they absorb the noise. You will be glad to know that different parts of trees like leaves, trunk, branches, and so on; can help in the absorption of sound waves. If the barks of trees are rougher and thicker in structure, they would be much more effective in absorbing the higher frequency sound waves. 

There are a few more factors that decide why landscaping is ideal for sound absorption:

  • Size of the plants and trees in your lawn
  • Number of the plants
  • Surface area of the parts that absorb these waves
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3. Sound Wave Refraction

As per the theory of physics, sound waves can also be refracted. We can explain this with an example. If you have lined the floors of your house with carpets, the sound waves can be refracted by the carpets, and you would hear no echoes. On the flip side, if your room has no carpet lining, then these sound waves will echo around. Likely, trees, shrubs and plants also provide a blanket-like covering to your property by refracting the noise energy. You can add creepers and vines on the walls of your building to refract the sound. Lawns, green moss frames, and hanging plants are also an excellent idea for reducing noise pollution.

This is why we have written a small handy dandy guide to landscaping Swedish columnar aspen trees in Calgary. This guide will not only help you get answers to the most common questions about Swedish columnar aspen trees but will also provide you information on the alternatives, such as the difference between aspen trees and tower poplar trees.

We hope that this short article provides ideas about using landscaping in reducing noise pollution. Many of our existing clients here, at Tazscapes Inc, have benefited from our extensive knowledge and expertise. As one of the best landscaping contractors in Calgary, we hope you can give us a call for a free consultation to learn how we can help you transform your noisy home surroundings into a tranquil and peaceful home. Call 587-578-0747 today.