Every new housing project in Gurgaon that came up in the last few years had one thing common in their promotional infomercials and that was the focus on greenery and landscaping. Suddenly landscapes around real estate apartments were the new thing that attracted buyers by the dozen and more and there was a reason for that. Architects, general contractors and homeowners were going gaga over alien plants that were not native to the locality or the region. This of course added the charm of an European or American (or wherever the plants were sourced from) countryside cottage and made homeowners feel special about their home. But there were some very far reaching harms of using foreign plants for landscaping new housing projects in Gurgaon. Today we will take a look at some of those negative effects on the housing projects.


Unnecessary Stress on the local habitat: Many foreign species are not suitable for local conditions and when those are introduced in an unknown habitat the species either succumb to unfriendly conditions or exert undue pressure on the local environment. These are native species of Australia, but they can be successfully grown in many other regions of the world. Many kinds of unexpected side effects have been found. Eucalyptus species often produce litter that is poisonous to other organisms, they are too efficient of taking water from the soil, ground water may even disappear, small rivers may become dry during dry seasons etc. New housing projects in Gurgaon are taking the right steps to use local trees for landscaping.
Low Acquisition Costs: Buying foreign plant species is an extra burden that most new housing projects in Gurgaon do not want to waste any money on such luxuries. But that does not mean that these new projects are not spending any money on landscaping. They buy trees from local nursery will have lower acquisition, overhead and delivery costs on these plants since these are easier to acquire, cultivate and transport; these plants are well-suited for the local conditions and the clients are in relatively close proximity. These savings will then be passed on to the buyers, which results in more affordable tag prices.
Lower Maintenance Costs: The best thing about using local flora is that the maintenance overhead on these things are very low, almost none because local trees take care of themselves and they don’t even need costly pesticides or manures. The only expense is in pruning and trimming these local plants and the costs of doing so are negligible compared to maintaining costly foreign flora. If you love nature and want to contribute to its well-being, then perhaps you should choose a real estate company that has started implementing this technique for landscaping their new property projects in Gurgaon.