Gardening is a great hobby to get into with upsides you probably never thought of. Practising it can be rewarding, it can be entertaining, and also benefit you health-wise. For some people, gardening is a lifestyle, a way to be in their own space separate from the world. It is for this reason mainly we want the idea to catch on! We want you to enjoy the following benefits as well.
Good for the Mind
Evidence from scientific research has shown that people struggling with anxiety and depression have benefited greatly from gardening. The practice offers a natural experience that can be therapeutic and also fulfilling. We recommend checking out The Autistic Gardener, which has made it possible for people to reap psychological pluses from gardening. Perhaps he will inspire you as he has many others to develop a green thumb.
Teaches Integral Life Values
When gardening one notices that it takes quite a while for plants and flowers to grow, sometimes they can do it wrong and the plants fail to sprout. These experiences can help one cultivate patience. It can also help one appreciate the value of caring for others, hard work and a do-it-yourself spirit as well as determination, which are all important life values.
Good for Physical Health
Imagine the calories burning when one is digging the land or weeding. Some of these activities require great effort and energy which can also be a way of helping you keep fit and even lose weight. High blood pressure can be battled with the help of gardening, this has been recommended by The Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which vouch for it as a great lifestyle tip for patients. For your garden, you may want to invest in luxury outdoor kitchens.
Your Own Space, Exactly How You Want It
Gardening can be a great way to practice full control of how to create, design, or redesign your space, except for the weather part. You can also decide whether to share this with your family or friends or just opt to keep it to yourself.
*Take a look at this article for more tips or inspiration when creating a sanctuary for yourself to relax in, Many have installed Summerhouses and Garden rooms close to their gardens to create a separate haven where they can admire their creations from.
It Connects you to Nature
Gardening helps you shift your focus toward something that results in true achievement. It can also connect you with the creatures you are sharing your garden with! Many have also curated their gardening based on animals they would like to attract.
Good Source of Vitamin D
Being exposed to the fresh air and sunlight while gardening can be a way to help your body produce Vitamin D which is essential for your immune system. Make sure to take precautions while gardening to avoid overexposure to the sun. Wear sun lotion and also consider splitting this time between gardening and some time to spend in the Shed or Greenhouse especially if you spend quite some time in the garden.
Giving Back to Nature
Don’t leave it up to Commercial schemes or the Government to give back to nature, join in as well by gardening. Plant trees that are friendly to wildlife, as well as shrubs to help, maintain the environmental balance in ecosystems.