In the dull hum of society’s never ending progress, you might find a ringing in your ears and yearn for a breath of fresh air. Vacations can be quite pricey, and missing a day of work in today’s fast-paced world might be out of the question. There is, however, a simple way to reconnect with nature, and you can do it every day! Landscape design can turn your ordinary outdoor space into that restful vacation you deserve, all without leaving home. Let’s take a closer look at a few ways getting out into the garden can help you grow too.
- Getting Back To Nature: Whether you enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, gardening or hosting events, sprucing up your back yard with help from landscaping companies can help you flourish. More than half of homeowners who have landscape design work done in their outdoor spaces have found themselves spending six or more hours there each week. The additional time away from bright LED displays and incoming emails can help you release some stress while warm sunlight gives you all of the vitamin D you need.
- Growing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: Over a third of households last year grew their own food garden. This is an industry in which customers spent $3.6 billion on cultivating their own fresh food. The benefits of growing your own fruits and veggies are nearly endless. It will teach you how to care for a living thing, nurture its growth, and ultimately see tangible rewards. But how do you start? After landscaping the area for your garden, stop by a local garden center. It will provide you with seeds, soil, and a number of plants. If you want to expand your horizons, go to a nursery center where the plants are cultivated and grown to a size ready for commercial sale. This will help you involve yourself in the landscaping process.
- Unexpected Financial Benefit: Now it’s all well and good to have delicious fresh food from your own personal garden, and it’s pretty nice to be able to come home and relax in the sun, but is landscape design worth the time and money? Well if you’re concerned about money, you might be interested in knowing that a small investment in landscaping of just 5% of your home’s total value could net you a return on investment of up to 150%.
And there you have it! As it turns out, growing a garden could actually help you grow, too. Don’t wait to get started on your next backyard project.