Why gardens are important?

Why gardens are important?

15th Feb, 2019

We know that it’s still officially winter, but the days are slowly beginning to feel longer as the daylight hours are increasing, and spring will be upon us before you know it!

We’ve previously shared with you our tips and advice for preparing your outdoor space for different weather conditions, but in this post, we wanted to take a look at how important gardens are on a whole, and how they promote a happier and healthier homelife.

Exercise

If you juggle working full time and being a parent, it’s likely that you spend the majority of your days inside, and could struggle to find the time to exercise. You may not realise it, but gardening can act as a great way to tackle this – did you know that 30 minutes titivating your outdoor space counts as ‘moderate activity’? So this is a fantastic way to get some fresh air and be active.

Food source

If you choose to plant vegetables or fruit in your garden, you will benefit from home-grown food! Not only is it a satisfying feeling to eat something that you have worked hard to nurture, but it’s also a great way to save you money and eat healthier!

Family-time

Gardening isn’t something you have to do alone, and it can be a great activity to get the whole family involved in. Revamping your space, and planning what you’d like to plant where, will feel hugely satisfying – and you’ll have fun with your partner and children at the same time!

Sun

If you ever suffer from feeling down, gardening is a great way to give you sun exposure and break up your day. Spending time outside when the weather is nice it’s one of the best ways to increase levels of serotonin – a natural chemical that helps to fight depression.

Calming

Having lively greenery around the outside of your property has a calming effect, as well as improving your mood and reducing stress. Signs of life help to bring a feeling of renewal – especially after the winter months – and colourful gardens can give you a feeling of accomplishment that is nearly unrivalled. If you are constantly making changes to your outdoor space, you will be reminded of your hard work.

Wildlife

While this isn’t focussed on keeping you healthy, it’s important to look after our environment and the animals we share it with. They depend on suburban landscapes, both for food and to create a home for themselves. The majority of wildlife have – in some form or another – lost something due to property development, so our gardens act as a space to promote their continued survival.

These regular visitors to your outdoor space also help to keep it healthy – sometimes saving you a job – and we’d much prefer to look out of our window and spend time somewhere which is budding with life and looks beautiful.

We love gardens, and always get excited when a property comes to the market with a lot of outdoor space that a new owner can make their own and enjoy!

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