Sustainability Through Groundskeeping

February 21, 2023


Entertainment, accessibility, and work opportunities make city-living a popular lifestyle choice. However, there is one common complaint amongst urban dwellers that makes rural living more tempting: a lack of access to greenspace.

Urban greenspaces like parks, courtyards, gardens, and forests are important, as they provide urbanites the opportunity for physical activities that reduce stress and support physical and mental health. Greenspaces also help moderate the climate and clean our air by reducing the airborne pollutants common in urban spaces. Additionally, greenspaces provide an aesthetically pleasing environment that everyone can enjoy.

Premium apartment communities like Lépine Apartments understand the value of urban greenspaces for the environment and for the wellbeing of their residents. They landscape each of their communities with thriving green gardens and lively courtyards. Each Lépine community embraces you with large trees, vibrant orchards, and shrub-bordered pathways, complemented by flowing fountains and nearby ponds. Birds happily chirp and rabbits bounce through the shrubs while you spend time on the patio or take a stroll down the pathways. The secret to creating these an urban oasis like this is, underground parking.

Underground parking allows for a more creative aesthetic in the design of apartment communities, optimizing its green space for residents and visitors to enjoy. All the cars and asphalt are hidden out of sight allowing nature to thrive. Conscientious builders like Lepine ensure that their landscape design consists of local native species that are able to thrive for as much of the growing-season as possible. Large mature trees are planted so you’re met with a stunning display of greenery instead of grey parking lots full of cars.

Landscaping not only enhances the beauty of a community but it also contributes to the sustainability of our cities. Landscaped areas increase biodiversity, reduce the escape of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere, promote indigenous plant species, and mitigate the heat island effect caused by large expanses of asphalt.

The Lépine staff takes pride in maintaining the grounds, while also encouraging residents to exercise their own green thumb. Gardening provides a sense of ownership and contribution to the spaces surrounding your home, but it is also mentally and physically rewarding. Gardens are an extension of your home, and we want residents to feel that they can plant and nurture the personal gardens on the grounds, or atop the rooftop terraces; a prime location for planters, pots, and vases. In the warmer months, these rooftop terraces serve as a multipurpose space, where you can gather with friends and family for a barbeque or simply relax and sunbathe.

For those who have owned a home for many years, or are looking to purchase in the future, the richness and diversity of apartment communities like Lépine can go a long way in easing the transition from home ownership to premium apartment living. An attractive component of home ownership is often the outdoor space that backyards, and large properties provide. With apartment communities that integrate greenspace into their design and provide opportunities for residents to connect with nature, there is no need to compromise on space and comfort.

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