ONLINE ESTIMATE FORM
Fill out the following form for more information.
San Diego
Blog

Does Talking To Your Plants Help Them Grow?

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Thursday, 27 July , 2017
basil, plant

Is there any truth to the notion that talking to your plants will help them grow? The adage has been around for ages, and many people scoff at the idea. When Prince Charles revealed during a 1986 interview that he regularly talked to the plants in his garden, he was ridiculed by many throughout the world.

But there is some evidence that suggests there’s at least some truth to the idea that audible words do in fact have a positive effect on plants and their growth.

We’ll talk about it in this issue.

What evidence is there that plants respond to sound?

While there’s not a lot of data about the subject, there is some. One study in particular, conducted by scientists at South Korea’s National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, received quite a bit of press.

They proposed that two genes (rbcS and Ald) involved in a plant’s response to light are also stimulated by music played at 70 decibels – which is the typical level of a normal human conversation.

In that particular experiment, the scientists found that plants showed different responses to different frequencies of sound. In fact, the gene response showed more response as the frequency was increased.

Mythbusters

Back in the U.S., producers of the hit show Mythbusters tried to find answers to whether or not plants react to human voices.

The team divided 60 pea plants into 3 greenhouse groups:

  • One was exposed to recorded voices of loving praise
  • Another was exposed to recorded voices of cruel insults
  • The third was exposed to no human voices

The two groups that were exposed to human voices showed positive growth, while the third (the one without exposure to voice) showed poor growth.

The Bottom Line

While good vibrations may – or may not – help your plants to grow, it’s a proven fact that giving your plants light, water and nutrition will.

For Expert Lawn Care, Call Juniper Landscape Company of San Diego

If you need help with your lawn, call us here at Juniper Landscape Company. We’re a complete landscaping provider with a host of services – including pest control programs.

To see what we can do for your lawn, call us; our number is (619) 334-9464.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Juniper Landscape Company is great. I have used them for landscape design, and they have transformed my yard into a garden retreat. Now they keep it up every week, and it looks gorgeous. They are the best San Diego landscapers! I would highly recommend Juniper Landscape Company if you are looking to landscape your... Read More
    - Gita Morena
  • Our commercial property is located at 5150-5250 Murphy Canyon Road (the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd and Murphy Canyon Road).Please be advised that we have maintained a landscaping contract with Joe Cryns for 16 years. Also, he was the landscaper for our property before the Chou’s purchased it. We have found Joe and his... Read More
    - Judy Westphal - Property Manager
  • I must say that Juniper Landscape Company exceeded my expectations, completing the job in a timely fashion and for a fair price which we negotiated ahead of time, and which did not change even though there were difficulties with the terrain around my home in Stonebridge Estates (Scripps Ranch). Juniper Landscape Company was on-time,... Read More
    - Gregory Berkoff
  • Thanks to the entire team at Juniper Landscape Company for a Great Job!!! It was a pleasure working with everyone…and Gabe did a great job leading the activities on-site. We were very satisfied with how the whole project progressed. The service was great...and we love the finished product! We wish everything could have gone... Read More
    - Laura & Jim Garegnani
  • I had my front and back yards fully redone and wanted them ready for a party at my house. They worked long days and sent big crews to make sure they finished in time. The results were spectacular, and I highly recommend Juniper Landscape Company!!!... Read More
    - Roberta Ganz
  • Jesse and Gabe did a fantastic job in the design and installation of our new backyard! They completed the job on budget and on time. Would highly recommend them to all!!... Read More
    - Brad Bertrand
  • I have a side strip of yard which is on the street. The original landscaping was VERY high maintenance and not attractive. I was always out there cleaning up the leaf litter or be fined by the HOA. I hired Juniper Landscape Company. They came out and actually listened to what I wanted. They... Read More
    - Laurie McHugh
  • Juniper Landscape Company has been fantastic. Before them, we ran through three or four other lawn and landscape maintenance companies who did spotty and sometimes outright poor work, were not always reliable and who ended up creating problems for us in a variety of ways. That experience led us to subscribe to Angie's List... Read More
    - Letz Design Landscape
  • Jesse & Gabe,I want to extend my thanks to you and your crew for participating in the Yard Crashers project the past few days. I know we are all exhausted due to the demands of filming and the logistics of the project with so many people involved.One of the positive elements I found in... Read More
    - Steven Letz - Letz Design Landscape
BBBBBBService magicCLCAHouzzAngieslistImage Map