Looking to the future, we talk about “Smart City”: a concept where natural space has a relevant role merging with urban elements, creating a cohesion to improve the quality of life and the well-being of people.
As we have seen the importance of the green presence inside our cities and villages, it is essential to focus on how to properly take care of these areas, always keeping in mind the balance between environmental and economic sustainability.
There are different kinds of environment that require different kinds of interventions.
Landscape can present green elements which are “flat” such as parks, gardens, sport or golf camps: in these wide extended areas, it is necessary to often cut the grass with specific equipment, enough resistant for working with continuity but still enough gentle for not damaging the turf or the soil. There are different cutting techniques depending on the grass height and the degree of humidity of the soil; among the most famous ones the “mulching” technique consists in thinly chop the material and then leave it on the ground instead of collecting it. This method brings a series of advantages like having a field constantly and naturally fertilized and a saving of time and money.
The vertical greeen instead includes elements such as plants along boulevards, trees, hedges, shrubs: in these cases, the method is “pruning” because of the presence of wooden elements. It requires more powerful and resistant machines and equipment, able to cut and mulch the wood without causing or suffer damage. When it is necessary to reach the top of the trees the pruning is defined as aerial, and it requires the help of a telescopic arm.
It is important to plan an ordinary and extraordinary maintenance of public green areas to avoid the spread of illness among grass and plants and to keep spaces neat and clean, always available for the community.