We’ve been busy pulling weeds, cleaning the beds, adding soil, clearing debris, rebuilding framework, watering, feeding and planting our flower gardens this month anticipating the warmer days that will soon arrive! Pretty soon we’ll be able to watch our efforts flourish under the blue skies of summer, hopefully enjoying the stunning floral display around our houses and within our backyards. Did you know that landscaping property with perennials and annuals actually increase the value of your home? How about the fact that gardening can also foster otherwise threatened animal and inset species (such as bees) to repopulate, therefore benefiting our environment?
If you ever wondered if all the blood sweat and tears was a waste of time, think again…
Gardening is becoming one of the top most beneficial acts deemed by the Environmental Protection Agency to be the fastest effective medicine against the damaging agents of pollution. According to other similar organizations, this hobby is also a major supporter for necessary recycling, while it counters effects issues of plant and wildlife endangerment and even exorbitant energy costs.
Isn’t that something?
Just by spending thirty minutes in the outdoors planting seeds for flowers and vegetables, we can help decrease harmful issues concerning our earth by over 35%! Being deemed one of the most affordable hobbies for typical US families, local agencies are asking those who can to help out and plant a garden this summer. It only takes a bit of soil, seeds, water, sunshine and a little love and care to make a difference in your community so why not get started today!
Other Benefits of Starting Your Own Garden
- Growing your own food is a great way to increase the heath of your family by consuming a tasty and heavy dose of vitamins from non-processed veggies and fruits.
- Growing-Your-Own saves a hefty piece of your grocery budget during the months of June, July, August and even September.
- Gardening is exercise-so don’t let anyone tell you differently! You don’t always realize the bending, pulling and pushing movements you make which burns hundreds of calories.
- Spending time in the outdoors raises levels of endorphins that chemically affect the brain in a positive manner. You’ll see your outlook improve as well as your overall state in general mood.
- It can be a social thing to! Start chatting up your neighbors about what their favorite plants and flowers are and where the best places are to buy them! You’ll make fast friends and develop a whole new social group of people who share the same love of gardening as you do.