To many people, the idea of having landscaping in their garden would be purely for leisure and pleasure purposes, including the hobby of gardening for those with a keenness for horticultural activities. However, there is another element that is increasingly being asked for in landscape designs, and that is a workspace.
Now, we are sure many of you may occasionally take your laptop out into the garden on a pleasant day and do some work, or possibly even participate in work-related zoom calls there. Indeed, when we were all dealing with Covid, these would have been mandatory rather than a choice due to lockdowns.
However, now that Covid is no longer ruling how we live, play, and work, many people are working in their offices again, but a trend has been gaining momentum of having a workspace created within a garden as part of a landscaping project.
We can think of several reasons for this, many of which all stem from the aforementioned Covid period. Many employers and employees found that their productivity levels and job satisfaction increased whilst working at home, so remote working is often now preferable to travelling to work in a commercial office each day.
Some employers have embraced this so much that they have even moved out of the expensive office space they were renting into smaller premises that cost them less, but at the same time, their business achieves as much if not more from its employees now based at home for much or all of their working week.
Bringing this back to landscaping, this is often why demands for workspaces in gardens are increasing whereby those working at home do not just want to swap an office downtown for an office in their home. Instead, they want a workspace outdoors where the surroundings are more pleasurable, and they have the bonus of breathing in the fresh air as they work. Here are some other benefits of landscape designs which include workspaces.
Less Stressful: One of the most common feedback comments from employees who work at home is they feel that their working day generates a lot less stress than when they are in the office. This stress-free environment is maximised if you have a workspace created in your garden.
Fewer Interruptions: When you are in a normal office you are subject to interruptions from all manner of sources, many of which are not even work-related, and which all diminish your productivity. However, working within your garden the closest thing to an interruption you might experience is birds singing in the trees or the occasional lizard passing through.
No Office Politics Or Personality Clashes: Every office has its fair share of personalities, some of which create a positive mood, and others exude negativity. Then you have office politics which often has you having to choose which side of any dispute you are on. None of these exists in your garden therefore you can focus your mind and attention on your work, rather than have someone who is having a tantrum at the next desk.
More Flexible Working Times: Assuming your output is at a level that your employer is happy with, they are not going to expect you to be tied to your desk all day, even if they did so when you worked in the office. As such, working in your garden workspace provides you with more flexibility, even if that is simply when you choose to have your coffee and lunch breaks as they are not dependent on when other employees take theirs.
Family-Friendly: For those with families, having a workspace in your garden can make life at home so much easier, especially if your children are very young. Working in your garden means you can have your children nearby and you know, firstly that they are safe, and second, you are only a few feet away if they need you. Your children will also benefit greatly from having you work from your garden given the increased time you can spend with them.
More Conducive Surroundings For Working: No matter what type of work anyone does in their garden workspace, we defy just one to say that working whilst sitting surrounded by lifeless partitions and walls is better than doing that same work immersed in nature and surrounded by plants, flowers, and other features within their landscaped garden.
No Commuting Costs: An obvious, but also an important benefit of working in your garden is the commuting cost from your home is zero compared to what it would be to travel to your company’s office. It is also more eco-friendly which is something we all benefit from.