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5 reasons why you should start a garden

Start a garden

With the warmer Spring and Summer weather approaching, now is the perfect time to start a new landscaping project. Here are five reasons why you should start a garden in your yard.

1. You’ll have a healthy pantry in your backyard

In recent times, there has been a growing demand for fresh produce. This is because of the rising concern of the use of chemicals that are present in the food we buy and consume.

Also, fresh vegetables are more nutrient dense than the ones bought at supermarkets. With access to a plant or fruit-bearing garden, you can be confident that everyone in your family is getting the most of their nutrition. You can’t get any more ‘local’ in your than having it available in your yard!

2. It’s a good exercise

Finding new ways to exercise is always great. But did you know you can get your workout done when you start a garden? Since gardening requires physical labor, it is an excellent source of exercise.

In fact, you can burn up to 400 calories an hour when gardening moderately. While gardening you will stretch various muscles, and in combination with your movements around your patch, this can be a serious workout. It’s a win-win!

3. You’ll save money in the long run

It’s not cheap to eat healthy, organic meals. The cost of fresh produce is only getting higher, so a good way to counteract this is to start a garden. When planned properly, you will be growing fruit and veggies for only pennies on the dollar and will have an abundance throughout the harvesting months.

You can even can and jar the leftovers for when the plants aren’t bearing any fruit or veggies. You can eat healthily and save money with effective organic gardening.

4. It’s a pretty sight

A dense garden filled with green foliage and vibrant flowers is definitely a pleasurable sight. Not only that, but the aroma of the flowers can be somewhat intoxicating.

Having a flower garden is a simple way to make your outdoor space a bit more lively and majestic, and it’s pretty simple to learn how to plant a flower garden. You will also find yourself spending more time outdoors, breathing fresh air and feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin when you have a beautiful space to relax in.

You can also transplant any species of plants you are growing to be houseplants so that you can have bits and pieces of your garden anywhere in your home!

5. Helpful for the environment

While gardening can feel like a messy, dirty activity, it helps connect us with nature. Maintaining your garden is great for the environment because it has a considerable impact on reducing carbon footprints.

Plants are essential for the air we breathe, so starting a garden will help purify the air around you and putting more oxygen into the air. Also, removing GMOs from the food chain boosts the nitrogen of the soil, especially if you compost.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of Ways2GoGreen.com and Ways2GoGreenBlog.com. I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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