Posted in Gardening on May 22, 2020
Gardening is a healthy pastime for people of all ages, but it’s especially beneficial to seniors as it helps to increase their levels of physical activity, boosts their confidence, and promotes mental wellness and happiness. But as we grow older, physical limitations such as reduced coordination and mobility can make gardening a little more difficult and dangerous. Statistics show that every year, more than 200,000 people receive emergency room treatment after sustaining injuries from garden tools and lawn equipment, with the elderly being much more vulnerable to these types of injuries due to their mobility issues. Active steps should be taken to protect our elderly loved ones from getting hurt while gardening-- not only will it reduce the likelihood of accidents, but it will also help them to enjoy their hobby for a longer time. Here’s how you can make gardening safer for seniors with limited mobility.
Posted in Gardening on May 06, 2020
Gardening is not just good for your mental wellbeing — it can make a significant difference to your health by helping you to lose weight. In fact you can burn between 300-600 calories per hour in your garden. That’s the equivalent of two McDonald’s Big Macs. The different tasks involved in gardening, such as weeding, pruning trees and raking use different muscle groups, helping to tone your body.
No matter where you live, whether or not you have land for a garden, growing basil is something you can do even in the smallest apartments. This herb grows perfectly in pots or containers that you can put on your balcony.
Posted in Gardening on Feb 28, 2020
Most people know the benefits of a good night’s sleep, but taking a nap can also be beneficial for your health and well-being. Most people think that napping can disrupt nighttime sleep, but a Harvard study has shown that taking short naps in the afternoon resulted in better sleep quality at night. Moreover, having a 45-minute siesta also improved the participants’ cognitive test performance. Carving out time for a good nap is important, but it’s also essential to have a restful place for a short snooze. Your garden can be the best place to take an afternoon nap, and with a few design tricks, you can set it up to create a peaceful sanctuary where you can enjoy a short slumber. Here’s how to create a cozy napping spot in your garden.
Posted in Gardening on Feb 25, 2020
Did you know that the problematic Japanese knotweed was first brought into the country in the early 19th century as a decorative plant? Over the years, this weed has been causing mayhem by spreading to all kinds of properties. The UK has become a hot spot for infestation of this weed. It is not only difficult to deal with but it also grows at a quick pace. If left unchecked, the Japanese knotweed has the potential to do serious harm to the structural integrity of the property.
Posted in Gardening on Jan 11, 2020
Having hobbies has been shown to boost both the physical and mental health of seniors and help them extend their life expectancy, according to a study published in the US National Library of Medicine. There are many hobbies that older adults can engage in, but few of them have as many benefits as gardening. Cultivating a garden from scratch is one of the best activities for seniors in summer and spring, particularly if you grow edible plants. It's fun, purposeful, and provides numerous health and other benefits that every senior should be interested in.
Being a gardener starts with planting those tiny little seeds, and ends at having a handful of harvest. But in the meantime, there are countless steps and processes that a gardener has to go through. And needless to say, most of these processes involve some sort of gardening tools. Starting from the pruning knife to the lawn mower, each of these tools requires care and maintenance. But a gardener’s inability to provide the required care often ruins the tool’s purpose or usefulness. In this article, we’ll point out right on that topic. We'll talk about some crucial gardening tool maintenance tips that you may find effective and actionable-
Posted in Gardening on Dec 18, 2019
49% of America homeowners garden at least once throughout the year. Two of the biggest barriers to gardening are seasonal changes and a lack of space, as more people are living in apartments with no yard at all. Fortunately, installing a small greenhouse helps you to garden all year round and mini greenhouses are perfect for balconies, terraces, and the smallest of yards. You can also get portable greenhouses that are ideal for if you’re using someone else’s land to garden on, such as at an allotment or in a community project.
Do you live in the city but wish you had just a little plot of land to have a garden on? Have you been looking for land to buy near you? Have you seen the prices?! If you have, then you’ll quickly realize that land isn’t cheap, especially in highly populated areas. So how do you satisfy your green thumb itch when it isn’t economically feasible to own land? That is simple...you just rent your garden.
Posted in Gardening on Dec 10, 2019
Before you can start a building project, it is important to know where you are going to live during the self-build or major renovation. One of the most cost-effective options is to live on-site in a mobile home. So, you have a plot you want to self-build or there is a major renovation. You might have sold your existing property so you can get enough funds for your project and you are waiting for the work to start. Unless you plan on moving in with your in-laws, which can end up testing family bonds, or you don’t have enough money to rent locally, then the best option for accommodation is purchasing a mobile home (the most common option is a static mobile home). With this, you are going to live at the site.