If there is one situation that prompted almost everyone to keep themselves healthy and fit, it would be the current pandemic. Many have started eating healthier meals, exercising regularly, prioritizing self-care, and starting healthy hobbies like gardening. But what makes gardening an engaging activity to do during this crisis?
The pandemic has made home-gardening a trending activity for many people. Many have started transforming their extra yard space into home gardens. As a result, partner nurseries and gardening businesses are thriving. One gardening supply brand increased its sales by up to 20% during the pandemic. But gardening also has many other surprising perks for the enthusiast.
It helps the environment.
No matter the size of your home garden, there will always be something you can attempt to grow while the world is suffering from a health crisis. When you grow produce, you are helping turn your home into a more sustainable space. You are quietly helping the environment with more greenery, improving air quality, reducing soil erosion, and providing local habitat to wildlife.
It improves home security.
What does gardening have to do with increased home safety? Many homeowners are creating security fences to prevent trespassers and wildlife from destroying their garden plots. Animals, both domesticated and wild, can creep into your garden and destroy what you’ve planted. You can use wooden or aluminum fences to stop an intruder from entering your garden, but you are also inadvertently improving your home security.
Others don’t like the idea of other people snooping their gardens. You can ward off trespassers with planted garden hedges. Some invest in garden security LED lights and outdoor CCTV cameras if you have a garden shed. If you have pets like dogs inside the house, then having garden fences is a must to keep them from sneaking out of your garden.
It helps people learn important life lessons.
One of the best reasons to start gardening as a hobby is you can harvest your produce. It may take time to grow your vegetables and fruits, but the experience will surely teach you many life lessons such as patience, responsibility, optimism, and persistence.
Not everyone who will take the time to start a home garden will find it easy. It may take you a few tries before successfully growing any plant. Gardening will teach you how to be patient and learn that failure is part of success.
When you allow your kids to help out with gardening, you are allowing them to learn the meaning of responsibility. You even help them learn how to have a better positive outlook in life. You can show them that despite the struggles and hardships, something good will come out of their sacrifice, which is much like in trying to grow their garden.
Gardening has many benefits to the ordinary person. It is not only an activity that can help extend your life, but also has many lessons for anyone who indulges in the activity. Gardening allows us to help nature in our little way quietly. It can even help us to improve the security of your home, even if your main goal is to protect your garden.