Three Benefits of Gardening

            Whether you have a green thumb or not, there’s no denying that a garden has benefits to both you and your bank account. It’s not really important that you made your garden yourself; the important thing here is that you have a garden.

            It increases your property value. Gardens don’t only look beautiful, it’s also quite valuable too. The price of your home is going nowhere but up when you have a wonderful garden. And if you’re looking to cash in on rising property values, a garden is definitely an invaluable addition to your home. From the looks of things, it’s not just your home that’s going to look a lot greener. As a matter of fact, your bank account is also going to be a whole lot greener as well.

            Having a garden helps you de-stress. Believe it or not, a little bit of green in your home can go a long way health-wise. Researchers say that tending to your own garden is one of the best stress busters there is. As a matter of fact, it beats out most hobbies. Gardening, while coupled with spending time with nature has been proven to reduce the stress hormone cortisol among persons engaged in gardening. In this case, it turns out that it would be more to your benefit if the grass were greener on your side.

Gardening is also a good form of exercise. You burn an average of 300 calories an hour if you engage in gardening. This is because you aren’t just talking to your plants or watering them. Gardening involves a host of other activities such as raking, hoeing, hauling, digging, and carrying of plants, garden supplies, and other items necessary for gardening. Turning up a sweat keeps you physically fit, and a fit body also leads to a healthy mind. Looks like being green-minded isn’t bad after all.

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