Need a new hobby to start up? Tired of spending so much money on groceries? Want to grow something beautiful to be proud of? You should start a garden!
There are so many benefits of gardening, from reducing stress and improving heart health, to saving on groceries and adding healthy home-grown ingredients to your meals. Here are just a few of the many benefits to make you want to start your own garden!
Reduce Stress by Gardening
Simply being around beautiful flora has been known to improve mood and mental health. So, imagine growing them yourself! You will feel a sense of accomplishment, along with building your confidence.
Plus, being outside and interacting with nature can melt away the stress of any long day. The great part about gardening is that you can start small, work at your own pace, and make it unique.
Fresh, Healthy Produce at Your Fingertips
Growing your own vegetables and produce is a benefit within a benefit! First, you save money by not having to purchase these items at the store. Plus, you will know that the ingredients you’re using will be fresh because you grew them yourself.
A productive vegetable garden can also help you eat healthier, by encouraging you and your family to make meals with those ingredients. Speaking of your family, getting your kids involved in gardening could even encourage them to try new foods that you grow together.
Share Your Garden With Your Community
We are always looking for something beautiful in the world, right? So, share your beautiful flower garden with your community. You can invite friends to enjoy it with you, or begin your garden in a spot where people can see it easily.
If you’re growing vegetables or other produce, you can easily share any extras with your neighbors. Many vegetables can also be stored or preserved by canning, freezing, pickling, or dehydrating.
Health Benefits of Gardening
Now this is a huge benefit! Gardening can improve your health in many ways, because you’re outside burning calories and working with your hands. Here are some health benefits of gardening:
- Improved hand strength,
- Improves Heart Health, reducing risk of heart attack and stroke,
- Lowers blood pressure,
- Strengthens your bones,
- Gives you a good daily dose of sunshine!
Whether you’re growing flowers, shrubs, or vegetables, there’s always fun in gardening. Now that you know most of the top benefits of gardening, are you ready to start yours? Come visit us our Garden Center or like us on Facebook to get ideas and get started!