Gardening is one of the best things you can do for your health.
Think about it. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get regular fresh air into your life, even when you’re stuck at home. You can reduce your anxiety by giving yourself a focused, yet simple task to enjoy over the course of an hour. Top that off with an increased home value and it’s a wonder where the benefits actually end! 2019 is your year to be the best you can be. Gardening is a hobby you can fall back on when you’re bored and a life skill to test when you want to improve your creative side.
Your green thumb takes time to cultivate. Take these tips with you so you can create a healthy foundation to last you a lifetime.
Gardening Is A Popular Hobby For Many
You’re not the only one thinking of leveling up their life with a nursery. Gardening is beloved across the United States, transcending demographic and age to be the hobby of the ages. It’s estimated 18 to 35 year olds make up nearly 30% of all gardening households today. Even though younger generations are building interest, older generations still dominate the gardening market at 35% of all purchases. It’s estimated American gardeners reported a $45 billion in lawn and garden retail expenses a few years back!
Reduce Your Stress And Improve Your Mood
Stress reduction shouldn’t be a chore, but a lifestyle. An easy way of transitioning from one thing to the next. Gardening is proven to have close links to reduced anxiety and depression rates, particularly if you engage in it several times per week. The act of gardening gives you a low-key, yet focused task to absorb your attention. At the same time it’s relaxed enough to slow down your heart rate and increase endorphin production.
Grow Some Tasty Vegetables For The Fridge
The best place to start with your new garden is to ask what you want to use it for. If you’re a cook (or someone who wants to be a cook!), you can start with growing vegetables in your very own backyard. Squash, cherry tomatoes, and onions are great starter choices that can fit into a thousand dishes. For those that want to go all out, you can also try growing your own mushrooms and herbs. Your plant nursery has an endless well of potential…all you have to do is start digging!
Try Your Hand At Beautiful Flowers For Your Home Value
Do you want your home to look a little more…well, homely? Consider growing some flowers in the front and back! Tulips, roses, and daisies are a perfect place to start, lovely and bright for just about any style. Back in 2016 the average expense on gardening and lawn care was around $150. You can start off simple by planting seeds and tracking their growth, with a little extra spent toward weed prevention.
Gather Up The Basics By Visiting Your Local Outside Garden Center
You don’t have to go out of pocket to create a nicer home. All you have to do is visit your nearby Portland garden center and ask for their basic packages. Build your repertoire with a toolbox — with spades and gloves — as well as a basic fertilizer. It’ll be helpful to buy some pH strips so you can better keep track of the changes in your soil. Add a calendar to remind you when to water and when to check for weeds for maximum effect!
Gardening is a hobby anyone can fall in love with. Create a green thumb this year and the next!