If you have a garden or outside space with your home, then do you see it as something that is stressful or something that is really enjoyable? If you find that the former is more than what you think, then would you believe that planting a garden can be a great way to relieve some stress? No matter what size of space that you have, the physical act of making your outside space your own, can be a stress reliever in and of itself, and it can bring you some peace. In fact, there have been studies around it, and the participants were asked to garden for half an hour or read for half an hour. And while both groups in the study experienced a decrease in stress, the ones that chose the gardening actually experienced a much greater decline in stress levels and an increase in a positive mood.
But if you don’t quite find that gardening sparks any joy for you yet, then here are some of the ways that you can get into gardening, and not only be able to enjoy it, but feel the benefits of the stress relief and positive mood.
Low Maintenance Garden
Being outdoors can lift your mood. If it feels quite relentless, when it comes to your gardening, then it isn’t going to be something that will help you to lift your mood. Which is why looking for some ways to make the garden a little lower maintenance can make a big difference. For starters, you can plant things that don’t need as much watering, like evergreen plants and succulents. You could also consider something like paving or stones, rather than having a lot of grass lawn. You can also get things like New Lawn samples of artificial grass if you wanted to give it a try too; another way to have a low maintenance garden as there is no mowing or weeding involved or you could let a corner of your garden grow wild to attract insects.
Learn from Experts
If you are looking for some tips and tricks and advice for getting into gardening, then have you ever considered getting some help and guidance from some professionals? There are many places like National Trust properties where you can volunteer with experts in the gardens. They can give you some tips that you can take and learn from (as well as getting a free National Trust membership in exchange for your volunteering).
There are so many apps for all different things these days. So if you want to get into gardening, how about getting some apps for gardening and plants to help you? There are apps like Flower Checker that can help you to identify plants and flowers. This can be a good way to help you to know how best to care for the plants that are in your garden, look for the plants that you want to have, as well as things like what weeds look like and how to remove them. Using technology can be a good way to help you get into gardening.
Are you into gardening? What are your top tips for newbies?
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