What about if gardening for only 30 minutes a day, once per week, can reduce stress levels and fatigue? That’s what recent studies say. Gardening is an action you should consider for the benefit of your health and mental well-being.
If you’ve taken a walk in the park or down a tree-lined lane, you know how you felt afterward. Likely, you felt refreshed and full of good thoughts rather than concentrating on stressful matters.
If you have space for a garden, it can provide that mental well-being and possibly add years to your life.
Studies have shown the fact that gardening is good for the body and the soul. That’s why cities are incorporating community gardens in their design plan. They support healthy of the population and provide a cure for stress.
What about if you want to try your hand at gardening, but don’t know where to start? Just begin with some tips about how to cultivate a garden where you don’t need to devote too much time, but get all of the benefits that gardening has to offer.
Gardening styles that save time
If you’re not an outdoor champion, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to spend large chunks of time caring for the garden. Choose a gardening style, such as containers, that give the benefits of gardening but need less time.
Avid gardeners might spend hours per week in their garden. If you don’t have that much time, you can get the same benefits as avid gardeners by using right methods.
- One method of gardening that gives you more free time is planting in containers. By setting up care-free watering systems such as the drip method, you can make it even easier.
- If you’re a beginner, it’s better to stick with easy-to-grow plants. Flowers add beauty to your outdoor and indoor spaces.
- The vegetable garden gives other health benefits, as just helping you feel stress-free. It serves you healthier, fresh, chemical-free food that you can enjoy right out of your garden.
Plants and tools
Go to the gardening store to see plants yourself, and to get help with the basics. Don’t buy a lot of equipment and exotic plants. Try first to find out if gardening is something you like.
Most of the necessary gardening tools you need when starting are inexpensive. Even inexpensive tools will last longer if you take good care of them.
There are many aspects of gardening to enjoy. Planting will provide stress-reduction and boost your health. Just staying outside in the fresh air and sunshine can help lift your mood, fill your lungs and flex your muscles.
Another useful aspect of gardening is the beauty and peace it provides. If you have space, create out an area for chairs and a table and maybe a water feature that offers soothing sounds.
After your gardening duties are done, there is the time to unwind and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells that your efforts have provided.
It’s unbelievable that only 30 minutes of gardening, one day per week can produce so much joy and a pleasure to your life.
Until next time, keep at it!