By now we’ve all heard the recommendations that the best place to be right now is at home. While this can be a challenge to alter our normal, busy lives, the bright side is that staying at home offers a prime opportunity to work outside in your garden alongside your family.
Enjoying the surrounding aspects of nature can be a great way to relieve the stress of this worrying time. The weather is still mild and pleasant, and the roads are quieter with many people working from home. Birds are singing in the early hours and building nests, and this is the perfect time to enjoy an abundant number of bird species as they migrate north. You might even see lizards basking in the warmer early spring temperatures or squirrels foraging for food.
In your garden, plants are beginning to emerge from the ground, leaves are unfurling, and blooms are popping out everywhere. There is nothing better than having extra time to enjoy the nature around you.
Studies such as those noted on goodhousekeeping.com show that gardening burns calories and can lower blood pressure. Plus, growing your food helps with healthy eating! Overall, gardening can make you happier and relieve stress!
Children at home can learn by observing or participating in gardening activities. Sit outdoors and read together, or plant new things in your garden. Spend time watching things grow, draw or paint outside, play with your pets, and enjoy seeing bees and butterflies pollinate.
Now is the perfect time to reconnect with your home garden and stay healthy.