We’re sure you love seeing everything bloom in the springtime as much as we do, so what better time to plant your own garden at home? Having a home garden can benefit your life mentally, physically, and financially.
It’s proven that gardening can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and depression. Plus, it always feels nice to give a little something back to the environment, right? Here are just a few of the ways having a garden can bring some serious good into your home.
Benefits for Your Overall Health
There have been multiple studies conducted on the benefits gardening can have on your physical and mental health. Gardening itself, is a physical activity, so in doing so, you’re getting some exercise.
Now, this doesn’t mean just watering your plants (however, that is part of it). This is referring to the weeding, digging, planting, and everything else that goes into creating your full, at-home garden. You can actually burn 150-300 calories gardening for just 30-45 minutes a day. Not to mention, it helps strengthen your bones, muscles, and joints.
Even just looking at a garden can help stimulate a healthy and positive mental state. There’s a reason why gardening is described as being “good for the body and soul.” You can tweak an at-home garden to cater to your own emotional needs. There are different gardening styles and techniques to help stimulate calmness, tranquility, focus, happiness, and creativity.
Benefits for Your Wallet
There’s the obvious way that having an at-home garden can benefit your wallet. Yep, growing your own fruits and vegetables means that you don’t have to buy them. And, it’s honestly pretty rewarding to be self-sustaining. There’s also another way having an at-home garden can benefit your wallet.
Gardening can help raise the property value of your home, too. Investing your time in your at-home garden, is really an investment into your home. Think “curb-appeal.” When you drive past a home with a well-kept and gardened outside, the house itself automatically looks that much more welcoming.
Benefits for Mother Nature
We’re always hearing about the negative effects our actions have on the environment, so it feels good to turn that around and do something nice for Mother Nature for a change. Plants and mulch help to hold soil in place, which reduces erosion.
Plants help cleanse our air of carbon dioxide and other various air pollutants. You can give back to the planet while giving a little something to yourself, when you plant an at-home garden.
Starting an at-home garden is pretty simple, and it can benefit your health, happiness, and home. So if you’re feeling inspired by all these spring flowers, go grab some of your own and get that garden started.