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Garden Planting: What Are The Benefits?
A garden right in front of our home, with beautiful flowers blooming, is a sight that all of us want to enjoy. In fact, this is the very reason why when buying a house we check if there is enough space for us to plant a garden. Not only does a garden add to the appeal of your home, make the area look colorful, and greets you with sweet fragrance whenever you are around, there are many other benefits of garden planting and we shall discover a few of them right away.
You will never feel lonely again
After retirement, many people do not have the scope to do much. They cannot even socialize and in such a situation, to combat loneliness, gardening can prove to be the best option. You can literally spend hours in your garden. Right from planting seeds properly, watering the lawn on time, to checking the growth of your plants, providing it with fertilizers, checking if there are insect problems, and pruning, there is a lot to keep you busy.
Be sure, if you are taking up gardening as a hobby, you will never feel lonely again as your plants are soon going to become your babies. You will take care of them, help them grow healthy, and once they do, you will feel as proud as any other parent.
Get your share of vitamin D
Do you know if you are lacking in enough vitamin D it can cause various issues including renal disease, liver disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and more? However, once you start garden planting this is something you will not likely have to worry about.
As your body will be exposed to the sun, it will produce vitamin D, and this, in turn, will increase the levels of calcium in your body, which is great for your immune system and bones. Also, vitamin D can help you fight diseases and stay healthier.
Children will have some fun
You need not do gardening all alone but should rather involve your family, particularly children. This will help you spend some more quality time together, and you can keep your kids away from television, mobiles, and other gadgets, at least for a while.
Also, in the process, kids will be able to learn a lot about nature, different types of fruits, vegetables, flowers and how they are grown. Do not forget to teach them how every tree/plant you are growing is a step towards helping keep the environment safe.
It is a good exercise
You perhaps may never have even given importance to this, but when you are gardening, you are moving your body in different directions. You are twisting, bending, lifting, and stretching, and this will work the different muscles in your body.
When you are pulling out the weeds or are digging holes then it requires more effort and thus provides a better workout. Yes, this is not the kind of exercise that you will enjoy in a gym, this still does give you some workout benefits for sure.
You get to eat healthier
If it always keeps bothering you what you are feeding your family, if it is healthy, if it is safe, then your garden can prove to be a great solution. Since you are growing everything, and also choosing the fertilizers for your garden, you know everything is safe and healthy.
If you pick veggies and herbs from your garden and make a fresh salad the result will be much better than what any store brought veggies can ever offer. So you will be eating healthier and also tastier.
It can reduce stress
Stress is the most common problem that people face and it can give birth to other health issues. Why do you need to depend on stress-relief medications when gardening can come to your rescue?
According to some research, it has been observed that gardening may reduce the production of cortisol, a stress hormone in the brain. It helps in the release of endorphins, which is a feel-good hormone. So, gardening will get you rid of stress, and you will feel great right from the first day you get involved in this new hobby, and once you start seeing the results – the blooming flowers, the beautiful fruits, and vegetables, you are going to feel even more satisfied and happy.
Gardening indeed has a lot of benefits to offer and this is why it has become one such hobby that not only the elderly but people of all age groups thoroughly enjoy. So, what are you waiting for? Start gardening today, increase the appeal of your property, and enjoy an array of other benefits that it has to offer.