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Garden Planting: What Are The Benefits? (2023)

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There are many benefits to garden planting in NYC. A garden right in front of our home, with beautiful flowers blooming, is a sight we all want to enjoy. This is why we check for enough space to plant a garden when buying a house. A garden adds to your home’s appeal, making the area look colorful and greets you with a sweet fragrance whenever you are around. Garden planting has many other benefits; we shall discover a few immediately.

With garden planting in NYC, you will never feel lonely again.

Man starring at plants: Garden Planting

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 spend hours in your garden, right from planting seeds correctly, watering the lawn on time, 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!

If you take up gardening as a hobby, you will never feel lonely again. Your plants will soon 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.

With garden planting in NYC, get your share of vitamin D.
Spilled pills:

Do you know if you lack enough vitamin D? It can cause various issues, including renal disease, liver disease, gastrointestinal disorders, etc. However, once you start garden planting, you will not likely have to worry about this.

As your body is exposed to the sun, it will produce vitamin D. This, in turn, will increase the calcium levels in your body. This vitamin D. is excellent for your immune system and bones. Also, vitamin D can help you fight diseases and stay healthier.

Children will have some fun.

Children planting: Garden PlantingYou need not do gardening all alone but should instead involve your family, particularly children, and this will help you spend some more quality time together. Also, you can keep your kids away from television, mobiles, and other gadgets, at least for a while.

Also, in the process, kids will learn a lot about nature, different types of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and how they are grown. Remember to teach them that every tree/plant you are building is a step towards helping keep the environment safe.

It is a good exercise.
woman planting some fruits - smiling

You perhaps may never have even given importance to this. But when gardening, you move your body in different directions, twisting, bending, lifting, and stretching, which will work the other muscles in your body.

When you are pulling out the weeds or digging holes, then it requires more effort and thus provides a better workout. Yes, this is not the exercise you will enjoy in a gym. And this still gives you some workout benefits.

You get to eat healthier.

Tray of fresh fruit - Garden Planting in NYC

If it keeps bothering you about what you are feeding your family, your garden can be a great solution if it is healthy or safe. Since you are growing everything and choosing fertilizers for your garden, you know everything is safe and healthy.

You can pick veggies and herbs from your garden and make a fresh salad. The result will be much better than what any store brought vegetables can ever offer. So you will be eating healthier and also tastier.

It can reduce stress.
woman thinking in front of her computer and managing street - of the benefits of planting - Garden Planting in NYC

Stress is the most common problem that people face, and it can give birth to other health issues. Why must you depend on stress-relief medications when gardening can rescue you?

According to some research, it has been observed that gardening may reduce the production of cortisol, a stress hormone in the brain, and it helps in the release of endorphins, which is a feel-good hormone.

So, gardening will relieve stress. 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, beautiful fruits, and vegetables), you will feel even more satisfied and happy.

To Conclude:

Gardening indeed has a lot of benefits to offer, which is why it has become one such hobby that not only older people but individuals 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.

Written By: Georges Benoliel

Georges has been working in Wall Street for the last 16 years trading derivatives with hedge funds. He has been an active real estate investor for over a decade. Georges graduated from HEC Business School in Paris and holds a master in Finance from ESADE Barcelona.

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