There are many reasons why people don’t have gardens. According to TruGreen complaints are usually about people not having enough time, or not knowing where to start. However, they believe that having a garden is actually vital to the survival of the human race. They will be more than happy to help people set up their garden, and maintain it should they so wish, so that they can enjoy the following five benefits in particular.
Gardens Are a Natural Form of Exercise
When you garden, you walk through the outdoor space. You bend, you reach, you hoe, you rake, you squat, you dig, you push, you pull, and more. In fact, an hour of gardening can burn as much as 230 calories. And it is far more enjoyable than sitting on a machine in the gym! If you want to take a rest you can also sit down in your outdoor porch swing.
It Encourages Healthy Eating
A lot of people who have gardens will eventually grow some edibles as well. Strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, and pumpkins are all easy to grow and a lot of fun to grow as well. Fruit trees are beautiful and a wonderful addition to any garden. The best part of it is, however, that the produce can be eaten straight from the tree. And since it has grown in your own garden, you know that it will not contain any nasty pesticides, herbicides, or other chemicals.
It Saves Money
Once you have a garden, you will no longer have to buy any of the edible produce you grow. At the same time, you can take cuttings from your own garden and have fresh flowers in your home at all times. No more spending hundreds on decorational flowers that only wilt and die, or on fruits that nobody eats. Rather, you will have all of nature’s best right at your fingertips – for free.
You Can Become a Prepper
This may be a little extreme for some, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. Some people genuinely fear that the end of the world is neigh, and that society as we know it is on the verge of collapse. If you subscribe to that idea, your garden is an insurance policy in which you can do anything from building a nuclear bomb shelter to simply growing your own food. And if it turns out the world isn’t ending, you’ll have had a lot of fun constructing everything.
Your Kids Will Love it
Last but not least, kids love a garden. As a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that they live happy, healthy lives. Encouraging them to be outside, learning about plant growth, helping with the edibles, and more, is one of the most important life lessons you can give them. The added bonus is that it is good for their health, although you don’t have to tell them that since many kids believe “healthy” and “boring” are completely synonymous!
Clearly, if you don’t yet have a garden, it is time to change all that.