Five Benefits of Maintaining A Garden At Home

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Setting up a place outside your home for plants may carry so many benefits. With just enough space, simple tools, steady water supply, and a set of garden furniture, you can already do a start-up. Adding some outdoor decorations can also do a big change in the aesthetics of your garden. Below are some benefits your family may enjoy after you put up a plant sanctuary right outside your house.

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1. It improves health.

Research suggests that gardening is healthy as it has mental, emotional, and physiological benefits. It allows every member of the household to relax by just seeing many greens and flowers. It clears the mind and allows one to think more appropriately and healthily. In terms of emotions, the same study reveals that it has remarkable impact on the recovery of people with depression since it facilitates a good psychological atmosphere. Finally, since gardening requires physical movements, it could be a form of exercise which can be good for maintaining fit body.

2. It provides better aesthetics.

Apart from health benefits, plants and flowers are good natural decorations for the house. Undoubtedly, their colors give more aesthetic value to the house outdoors. If maintained and trimmed properly, they may even be good subjects of one’s artistic mind.

3. It contributes to money-saving.

Practical households start growing edible plants. Of course, aside from the assurance that they are all organic and clean, this practice is also a good way to save money as there would be no need to buy vegetables from grocery stores. Your backyard would provide you everything you need.

4. It serves as a safer playground.

The garden could be a safe playground for kids because of its grasses and soft ground. Having a nice and a bit spacious garden would allow your kids to enjoy while you do not worry about their safety. Even if they fall or tip, you can be sure that they will be fine.

5. It absorbs heat and helps in cooling the surrounding.

More plants or trees in the surroundings also means better and cooler environment. This means that a garden at home may bring a more relaxing and not-so-hot atmosphere. It may also help in improving air circulation and steadier supply of oxygen.

Indeed, putting up a garden, whether small or big, has a number of advantages. With minimal costs, low maintenance, and huge benefits, there is no reason one should think about it twice.



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30 thoughts on “Five Benefits of Maintaining A Garden At Home

  1. Gardening doesn’t come naturally to me, but I am getting better. I love having fruits & veggies growing. It’s so rewarding when my trees & plants produce things.

    1. I agree Crystal! I love when I can get things to grow in my garden that feeds my family! A few years ago our potatoes were so fun! We made backed potatoes out of them and they were just delicious!

    1. You can do potted plants if you have a deck or just a window sill will do! Its acutally healthy for you to have plants in your home. Plants produce oxygen. 🙂

  2. This reminds me that I need to plant another tree for shade because the hurricane took one out. I really like the energy savings a tree can provide. 🙂

  3. I’ve always wanted a garden, and I plan to start one before long. I didn’t know how many positive affects it could have! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. As soon as we bought our first home -I started a garden. Keeping food cost down and eating fresh was #1 but now I’ve been doing it for a while and I see the other benefits as well.

  5. A few years ago as a gift to me, my parents and husband planted a flower garden for me in the backyard. Prior to that I had no idea how peaceful and comforting flowers can be. I love watching them grow- especially in the spring.

  6. I started a little garden this year with my granddaughter. The flower seeds we planted have grown and bloomed, and my granddaughter is so excited to see what she has grown herself 🙂

  7. I have a garden every year, but I’ll be moving into an apartment at the beginning of the new year. I’ll have a smaller area, but at least the apartment complex allows small gardens.

  8. I love gardens. The fruit and veggies always taste better and you know what you are getting. Thank you so much for sharing

  9. I recently started a garden and even though its really to help cut back and spending and eat healthier, I hope it can be fun for all of us at home too.

  10. I never thought of many of these reasons to have a garden. I have one for the vegetables that grow. I also do love going to farmers markets to, their the best buy local.

  11. This is so true. Ever since we started a garden this summer, I find myself loving it more & more each day. It’s relaxing to tend to it & water the plants. The kids love it too.

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