5 Reasons why you should have a small garden at home

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If you really have some enough space available at your home such as balcony, back yard or front yard etc, you should think of these following reasons to make it a great place for living...!!

Gardening can provide much more than adding beauty to your yard. Let me tell you the numerous benefits of gardening.

1) Gardening is good for your mind and body



Gardening is a great form of exercise. Besides obvious weight lose benefits gardening has been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and decrease depression. In fact, studies show that merely looking at a garden or plants can generate changes in such things as blood pressure, heart activity, muscle tension, and brain electrical activity.

You can make your garden a best place to practice Yoga, Aerobics activities.

2) Impact the environment

We always hear about the negative impact humans have on the environment, but by gardening we can truly "go green" to benefit the earth. Plants act as highly effective air cleaners, absorbing carbon dioxide, plus many air pollutants, while releasing clean oxygen and fragrance.


By planting new gardens, such as rain gardens, we can make use of the rain water run-off and help prevent harmful pollutants from making it in our streams and lakes. Native gardens, like rain gardens, are not only good for the environment they are low maintenance, beautiful, and easy on the wallet!

3) Increase property value

A garden/landscaping design can be considered an investment for the future. A tastefully designed yard can add "curb-appeal" to your house and in turn increase the overall value of ones home.



Besides adding monetary value a garden can help one sell their house faster than the average home owner.

4) Growing veggies at your own backyard!

A vegetable garden will ensure customers of the freshness and quality of what they are eating.


In this day and age where pesticides and fertilizers are overused consider the comfort you will have when you know exactly what has touched your fruits and veggies! Plus a vegetable garden is a great way to gain responsibility and personal satisfaction.

5) Self satisfaction and a smiling environment

Gardening and landscaping is truly becoming an art form. Planning, planting and watching your own garden grow can fill a person with satisfaction and pride.


Gardening is truly a life-time hobby. The more you learn the more proficient one gets and the possibilities become endless.




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