garden where you live

Reduce Stress

Get ready and go to work, where you work on a laptop for 8+ hours. Wake up and check your phone for new texts or emails. Take small breaks in between by catching up with the Instagram feed. Go back home, freshen up and switch on the TV to watch Netflix.

Even with different jobs, a typical day for most of us remains the same. With work and personal time spent on technology, not to mention the concrete jungle we live in, most of us crave an escape from reality. From spending 5 minutes sitting in a garden to taking a staycation in a farmhouse for the weekend, any amount of nature’s touch seems to have a highly healing effect on us humans. Access to greenery might not come easy if you live in a metropolitan city. This is why, in our modern lifestyle, we need to create a garden within our home, with whatever space we can use.

Here are three known benefits of why you need a garden where you live.

Reduce Stress

Research suggests that nature can positively affect our physical and mental well-being. Simply immersing yourself in nature itself has proven to reduce stress. But what’s even better is if you are involved in gardening. The process of gardening is very distinct from the modern-day hustle and bustle. Working productively in the garden increases serotonin levels, making you happier. 

Physical activity

A sedentary lifestyle is very common today. The digging, lifting, and other body movements that come with gardening are a great form of exercise. Most of us don’t reach the daily exercise goal that is recommended. 

Grow your food

Making a dish out of the tomatoes you grew in your garden or plucking a mango from your garden and biting into it is a different feeling from just buying them from a store. You know that they don’t have harmful pesticides or chemicals. The happiness that comes from enjoying the fruit of your hard work, quite literally, encourages you to keep growing your own food and eat healthily.

Tips On Planning Your Garden

You don’t necessarily need a large backyard to create your garden. With the right planning, you can have a nice little garden if you have a balcony or any such space in your home. Here are some tips to get you started.

Know your space

Where does your balcony face? Does it get sunlight for just an hour every day or through the whole morning and afternoon? Depending on how many hours of sun your patio receives, you can plan what plants to get.

Start small

It is common to get excited about starting a garden and fill your balcony with plants in one go. However, we strongly recommend not doing it if you are a beginner. There is a lot to learn about gardening and taking care of plants that you will know as you go. Start with just a couple of easy plants to grow and learn how to take care of them.

Do a bit of research.

When you know what plants you want to grow, do some quick research on how much you need to water them, what kind of manure you should use, how much sunlight it needs, etc.

Keep in mind the season.

When you buy plants, chances are you’ll see some beautiful flowers and plants. However, most of these kinds of plants are also seasonal. So if you want to buy them, know that you’ll only have pretty-looking flowers for a month or so.

Invest in tools

Invest in a few tools that will make gardening easier for you.

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