Backyards represent a variety of things to different people; they can be places to enjoy nature, or a place for BBQ get-togethers in the summer. And for a others, backyards represent a safe space, with the act of gardening offering therapeutic respite. With 1 in 5 Adults diagnosed with a mental health condition in the U.S. each year, having a safe space can be beneficial. Backyard gardening offers natural meditation that can be beneficial for an individual or for someone working as part of a group, if you choose to garden in a community garden. Through tilling the soil, weeding, planting and watering, you can find true solace right in your backyard.
Posted in Gardening on May 30, 2019
Around 77% of American households garden and in 2018, $47.8 billion was spent on lawn and garden products and services. However, gardening takes time and is a lot of hard work. Using the right tools and equipment for the job can make gardening a breeze turning it into a pleasurable activity instead of a tedious chore.
Posted in Gardening on Apr 17, 2019
History attests that therapeutical use of herbs can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians and Chinese as well as in India and Mesopotamia. References in the Old Testament and other Sacred Scriptures of plants used for healing in religious ceremonies highlight the importance of some herbs used to protect and purify the soul, mind, and body, but they often come as an aid in injuries which help with their regenerating effect and antibacterial activity. Because of their attractive features in the gardens, they were assumed to have been valuable plants which often add flavor to culinary dishes and some cultures even consider them to be indispensable plants with magical properties.
Posted in Gardening on Apr 16, 2019
Stress is part of our daily lives, and a little pressure from time to time is not harmful. However, when prolonged, it can have adverse effects on our wellbeing. Prolonged stress may lead to depression, heart diseases, obesity, anxiety among many more. It is your responsibility to take care of yourself to live a healthy life, and the need to reduce stress has led many people into different calming activities including gardening, meditation, and yoga. Interacting with nature can lower your stress levels, and it does not require you to break the piggy bank.
Posted in Gardening on Mar 27, 2019
A well-maintained garden gives a great aesthetic look to any property. Have you always wanted to have a garden but never get the time and opportunity? We provide quick set up and ready to use plants that you can use in your gardens without having to worry about spending hours to maintain your garden.
Are LED grow lights harmful to humans? The short answer is generally not, though there are occasions when it could pose a health hazard. We will discuss the rare times when LED grow lights could pose a health hazard and how to minimize those risks.
There is something really pure about being closer to nature and growing something with one's own hands. Today the world is modernized and trees are getting replaced by cement structures which can be suffocating at times. Gardening is one such hobby that can bring someone near to nature regardless of wherever they are or how big their garden is, it tends to bring peace and act as great stress relief.
Do you miss eating delicious fresh salads in the winter season, or feel frustrated by the lack of fresh veggies and fruits when the cold seasons arrive? You can easily turn winter into spring by starting up your own indoor garden. With a home indoor garden, you will have access to fresh produce all year long, and best of all you will know that it has been grown in the healthiest and most organic way possible as well. Plus, imaging how much money you can save from buying overpriced vegetables and fruits from your local grocery store, if you have your own garden within the realms of your apartment or house. Starting up and caring for an indoor garden is actually easier than it may seem. All you need to do is know the basics about indoor gardening and follow a few basic tips.
Gardening is great for your body in terms of flexibility and fitness, but it is also beneficial for improving mental health. In the previous year, King's Fund health charity reported that gardening regularly aids in our overall well being. It is an activity that aids in keeping the whole body busy and working, from lifting pots with your arms and legs, pruning using your wrists and hands, and planting and bending using your hips and knees, and more. Of course, it is important to keep up proper posture. If you can squat during your gardening, do so. This will aid you in keeping your balance, and your body strong and flexible.
It may seem unreasonable to go through all the trouble of growing one’s own fruits while supermarkets and local stores offer them in bulk. However, homegrown fruits and vegetables not only serve to beautify homes, but also offer immense nutritional value. Their alternatives, commercial fruits, are grown on large scale farms using unregulated fertilizers and pesticides. This ultimately degrades their nutritional value while also exposing consumers to adverse effects such as cancer. Apart from having an aesthetically appealing garden, individuals growing their own fruits stand to derive the following health benefits.