Summer is starting to draw to a close, and Autumn is just around the corner. It is also time for my Get in Your Garden! Guest post series to start drawing to a close. But not without a few more great posts, that hopefully show you that your garden is still the best place to be.
This weeks guest post is written by Oliver from Wonderland Gardens, and is all about the benefits of gardening. Oliver was born and raised in Texas and is the owner of Wonderland Gardens. When he was a teenager, he used to visit his grandparents frequently, where he learned the value and joys of gardening. Now, some 20 years later, he has his own corner on the internet where he writes about all things garden and home improvement.
9 Intriguing Benefits of Gardening
Homegrown produce is very rewarding. If you are not yet a gardener you may ask yourself; why should I get my hands dirty? But if you listen keenly, gardeners and landscapers live fulfilling lives. It’s no wonder everywhere you look home gardens are sprouting. It may be as small as some plants in containers, potted plants, a vegetable garden, or full blown plots in your backyard. To say the least, there’s no excuse for not getting into this enjoyable activity.
To some, it may seem as if the only thing you get is fresh food to improve your diet. But no, there lies much more since gardening impacts every area of our lives. Gardening is worth all the effort and time you put into it. Starting with experiencing firsthand the environment we live in.
There’s no need to go seeking for a resort for relaxation, just grab your shovel and see your mind become tranquil in minutes. Imagine working the regular 9-5, and at the end of the day, you are all stressed up. Digging into the soil shifts your mind and keeps it active; hence relaxing you in the process. The benefits go beyond your body. It lets you come together as a family and have a fun time.
Today, we seek to identify what you really get out of gardening. Especially for homeowners, it is a time to reconnect with the environment around you. Be it trees, flowers, fruit-trees, vegetables, or even herbs; it is an excellent way to spend your time. And, the thrill is in the reward. No need to get all sweaty; if you can’t see the results of your work.
Thanks Oliver, I love the info graphic! I agree everyone should try a bit of gardening, the benefits are amazing.
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