Come spring, we’re all itching to get back out in the garden.
Be honest, a rainy winter has probably led to the lawnmower being neglected and the hedge-trimmer shunned. But with a few more daylight hours on the horizon, now’s the perfect time to show your garden a little TLC.
But it’s not just your garden that’s sure to benefit from some attention. By simply stepping out into your own backyard, you can expect to see some huge personal gains – whether they be mental, physical or even financial!
Find out what your garden can do for you…
Gardening is no easy feat. Even when you're outside basking in the sunshine, there’s no denying that raking the lawn, de-weeding the flowerbed or moving the plant pots requires hard graft. You’re constantly on your feet, burning calories and engaging all kinds of muscles you’re likely to have not used in a while – especially throughout the winter! So whilst you’re out seeing progress in the garden, you could also be seeing improvements to your waistline.
When you’re focused on a project, it gives you an excuse to distract yourself – providing some much-deserved rest-bite from all the chaos of the day. We hate to say the word but spending a few hours outside in the garden enables you to take the ‘me-time’ we all want and need. Plus, you can’t argue with how good the sun on your skin feels – especially when you’re out working on your tan!
With your garden now primed for action, you can start to entertain fruit and vegetables growing in your own back yard – maybe even your own vegetable patch! We all know that organic is the way to go, so why not grow your own fruit and veg? And if they’re on tap, you’ll be more likely to reach for an apple or carrot over a packet of crisps…
And on the subject of fruit and veg, growing your own will save you a few trips to the supermarket. It may only be a small save, but why not reap the rewards of your own hard labour?