For many of us, being outdoors and out in nature can help us to feel more relaxed and happier.
With the current lockdown restrictions, as a country we are limited to which outdoor areas we can travel too. Gardening can be a way that we can become closer to nature, without leaving our homes, and it may help to lift your mood, calm your mind and also improve the way your garden looks- it’s a win-win!
Gardening has been proven to be an effective way of boosting your mental and emotional well-being. Whether you have a small garden or big garden, or just a small outdoor space like a balcony, a simple bit of gardening can bring a number of positive benefits to your mental health.
Here are great ways to get happy through gardening:
Grow your own plants and flowers. This can be hugely rewarding and bring all sorts of health and well-being benefits.
Learn a new skill:
Growing your knowledge and skills can be greatly rewarding and have positive impacts for your mental health. Why not take the time to look for some new tips online to learn a new skill for your garden?
Get small hands dirty:
Got children at home? Why not share the love of gardening with them? It’s a fun way to enjoy being outside together and it’s a fun way for children to learn.
Grow your own:
A healthy, cheap and satisfying way to garden; growing your own fruit and vegetables is one of the best ways to improve your health and well-being.
Tidy, tidy, tidy:
A clean, tidy garden can provide a little sanctuary for you and your family at home during the summer months. Why not check out our tips for getting your garden ready for summer here: https://www.idverde.co.uk/gardening-tips/
Original source for some of the tips above: https://www.rhs.org.uk/garden-inspiration/grow-at-home