6 Great Things To Do in Your Garden

by | Sep 25, 2019 | Garden | 10 comments

Having a garden is a luxury for many, so if you are lucky enough to have one, then you really should make sure that you make the most of it. Gardens are not just for kids playing out or enjoying during the summer weather, there are many things you can use your garden for and here is a number of them:

 

Garden

 

An obvious one, but also a perfect one. Gardening is a great hobby and not only is it fun but it can make you feel good and build your self-esteem as it feels good to accomplish new tasks.

Also add to that growing a garden can make you feel very proud. It is also good for burning calories and strengthening your heart as well as reducing stress. I am sure that there are even more benefits to our health that aren’t yet documented.

 

Get Fit

 

Apart from actual gardening, there are plenty of home workouts available online which you can do in your garden and use it to get fit. While you can do these home workouts inside too, it’s likely that you’ll have more space outside, plus exercising outdoors has a lot of benefits and burns more calories. All you’ll need is some decent grass, a mat, and some hand weights to get started. If your lawn isn’t reliable after bad weather, then synthetic turf could be an option to make sure that you are making the most out of your garden. I have often felt that doing exercise in the open air is a real plus for our health. Do work on including it and give it a trial run. I know myself that when I workout inside a gym or at home the air seems a little stuffy which you just don’t have outside. Plenty of good air to breathe.

 

Read

 

There’s nothing better than getting lost in a good book, but what is even better is doing it outside. While you do need some good weather as no one wants wet pages, when you get the good weather, you should get out there. The more natural light, the better as artificial light can cause nearsightedness. If you love reading, then perhaps get yourself a little place just for you and your book, invest in a hammock or a little relaxing nook to have in the garden. 

 

Eat

 

Again, you’ll need the good weather unless you have a canopy you can sit under, but eating outdoors in your garden is not only great fun, but it can also be very beneficial for your concentration, stress levels, and creativity. Whether it’s a barbecue, a picnic or you cook inside but take the food outside to eat, get yourself some beautiful garden furniture and enjoy your garden as often as you can. Eating breakfast outside is a wonderful way to start the day. I recall the very first time I tried it. The feeling was magic!

 

Entertain

 

When you have people around, it’s lovely to spend time in the dining room, but what’s better than that? Getting out in the garden. Even in the winter, if you have an outdoor heater, entertaining in the backyard is way more fun. People let themselves go a little more when they’re outside; they relax and let their hair down. There’s more room in the garden, and you can be a little noisier so if things get a bit rowdy, After it’s alright when you’re in the garden.

 

Fresh Air

 

Getting some fresh air means you’ll get higher levels of oxygen. This can help improve concentration and has been shown to improve blood pressure and heart rate, promote a stronger immune system, encourage higher serotonin levels, which improves mood, and even aids in digestion. 

 

Finally

 

To make the garden a pivotal point in your day helps on many points to give you a whole new outlook on life. Make it part of your life regime today.

 

Maybe you would like to read our post  Garden Master: Do’s and Don’ts for Beginners

Or: How to design Your own Garden

Deborah Hunter Kells

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