Benefits of Gardening

Getting outdoors and into the garden can have a wide range of positive impact, including both mentally and physically.

Health Benefits:

Any experienced gardener knows that getting outdoors and completing a few tasks can be a real workout. Gardening can help with your mobility as well as strengthening several muscle groups with plenty of lifting and physically demanding efforts required. Getting your heart pumping can also help to dramatically improve your bodies cardiovascular fitness.

So next time the garden needs a good clear out or some hedges trimming, think of all of the calories that you will be burning.

Relieves Stress:

Many landscapers find that performing gardening tasks can be a very therapeutic experience. Physical exertion, working towards a goal as well as being in the great outdoors and soaking up the sunshine are fantastic things for your mental health. It is a great way of improving your mood and in some cases even helping with anxiety.

In a recent episode of BBC's Gardeners World, singer Will Young shared that gardening massively helped improve his anxiety disorder: "I found this wonderful house and my parents came down around six years ago and created this amazing garden. I actually earned the money for my Pop Idol audition through gardening, so without it I don't know where I would be today. I have anxiety disorder, so gardening really grounds me, and it really helps. I like to feel the earth and it's sensory, so it's definitely become a saviour. Now it is something I deliberately put into my routine. I really started getting into it when I was in treatment."

Improves Your Garden:

The only way to get the garden of your dreams is to get stuck in! Even just a little gardening work such as general yard maintenance will massively improve the look and feel of your garden and can even improve your property value.

Another huge improvement to your garden could be local wildlife. Simple additions such as a birdbath, planting flowers or putting out bird food will no doubt result in a wide range of creatures including birds and butterflies soon visiting you garden.

Free Fruit & Veg:

One of the reasons why gardening can be so rewarding is the satisfaction of growing your very own delicious food from seed. Growing your own food is an inexpensive way of growing high quality, organic food that is free of pesticides & herbicides. Creating your own vegetable patch is a rewarding hobby and a great idea to get children engaged and introduce them to a wide selection vegetables.

If you are looking for some inspiration for your garden, checkout our knowledge base for latest news as well as how to guides.

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