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Apr 07

The Joy of Gardening

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In an era where people are increasingly stuck indoors working long hours staring at computer screens before coming home to binge on Netflix, natural beauty is too often ignored.

Owning a home goes beyond just taking care of the interior; your yard is an important factor as well. Luckily, discovering the joy of gardening can help homeowners grow more than just a garden. Homeowners enjoy an enriched life and home environment as well as enhanced curb appeal when the natural beauty of flowers and vegetables are introduced.

Here are a few helpful tips on how to incorporate gardening into your life as a homeowner.

Growing a Vegetable Garden

Growing a vegetable garden is one of the best places to start out when you are a beginner gardener. The health benefits of growing your favorite nutritious vegetables extend beyond the nutrition profiles of the vegetables themselves.

Studies suggest that gardening combats stress more effectively than other relaxing leisure activities. Growing a vegetable garden promotes happiness thanks to improved mental health as you reduce stress levels.

Perhaps even more importantly, gardening keeps you moving. In our sedentary society, incorporating activities that keep you active and exercising can only be a good thing. Gardening is a great activity for individuals who hate the idea of the gym since you are doing something you already love without gardening truly feeling like exercise.

For beginners, some of the easiest vegetables to grow include:

  • Lettuce/Salad Greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers

With just a bit of research and a positive attitude, you will be growing a garden filled with nutritious vegetables before you know it.

The Benefits of Flowers in Your Garden

Simply think about the smell of fresh flowers, and odds are that your day just got a bit happier. It’s one of the reasons numerous people look forward to spring each year.

Researchers discovered that flowers have a truly immediate impact on happiness. People who received flowers instantly lit up and demonstrated incredible amounts of gratitude, and these results occurred in all age groups. Participants in the study also stated they felt less depressed and anxious after receiving the flowers. In that way, flowers instantly spruce up your home and your garden, making them a beautiful and lasting investment.

Bring the joy of flowers to your garden by picking the flowers that are most pleasing to smell and see in your home. Some of the most popular flowers to consider for your garden are:

  • Sunflowers
  • Hydrangeas
  • Geraniums
  • Lilies
  • Tulips
  • Lavender
  • Roses
  • And Many More

Given the incredible benefits that come from growing a garden filled with your favorite vegetables and flowers, now is the perfect time to increase your happiness by making a garden of your