5 Reasons You Should Start Gardening

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5 Reasons You Should Start Gardening

Lots of people around the UK love getting out in the garden, and there’s a good reason that this is a popular hobby: gardening is fun! Admittedly having to go out and do some weeding in the cold winter months is tough to motivate yourself for, but as we’re in August, gardening is the perfect activity for those who want to enjoy the summer sunshine. So here are five reasons you should start gardening if you haven’t already.

An Activity for You and the Kids

The summer school holidays can seem like they’re going on forever and when you’ve done countless trips to the park or cinema it’s difficult to figure out what to do next. Well look no further because kids love gardening. They might moan and roll their eyes at first, but once stuck into the activity you’ll definitely be onto a winner. Gardening is also a great way to teach kids about how things grow. If you’re really adventurous you could try growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs with them.

Good for Mental Health

Gardening is well known for being a very soothing activity, and many people use it in day to day life to take their mind off stresses and pressures. Being outside in the fresh air is very good for our mental health; gardening allows for this along with a simple but satisfying distraction. It also has amazing general health benefits.

Great Exercise

We spend too much time sat around on tablets and smartphones or in front of the TV, but gardening is a brilliant source of exercise that we can do from the comfort of our own home. Another great thing is you won’t even know that you’re exercising. We all moan about having to go to the gym or out for a run, so imagine if you could burn some calories from a simple task in the garden.

Your Garden Will Become Something You’re Proud Of

There is no better feeling than being complemented on something that you’ve worked hard on, and your garden can be a great source of complements. It’s something that your neighbors see day in day out, and they’ll be very impressed with your well looked after lawn. Although, if you want a beautiful lawn without all the hassle, you might want to consider installing some artificial grass from Grono. Then you’ll be sure to get lots of admiration.

Fun Trips to the Garden Center

The final reason for getting into gardening this summer is all of the fun trips you will have to the garden centre. In the UK we love garden centers and thousands descend on them every day to pick out bright tulips or vegetable seeds. So get yourself to the garden center and pick out the plants you’d like in your garden.

After reading these five reasons, I don’t think you have any excuse for not getting out in your garden this summer. It is such a simple activity and with the amount of benefits that come alongside gardening nobody can argue that it’s not worth your time.