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Improve Your Quality of Life With A Backyard Garden

Posted Mar 28 2013 3:39am

I love gardening. I do not have a garden, but I have tons of little plants on my balcony and even in my kitchen. I think gardening and seeing things grow is such a beautiful thing. Here is a guest post about gardening!

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It can be a challenge to feel like you have control over your life and that you are happy with the way things are going. There is always a better job, a slimmer waistline, or a better apartment – if only you could get ahold of it. This is normal, especially when the country is going through an economic downturn and we have to learn to go without things we’ve grown accustomed to. But we should still try to focus on the good in our lives and how we can make our lives better with what we have. If you are thinking about ways to improve the quality of your life – ways that are actually within your control – you may want to consider gifting yourself with a backyard garden. A garden can improve the quality of your life in a lot of ways and for a lot of reasons. Keep reading to see if building a garden in your backyard is a good option for you.

 

To start, it gets you outside. When the weather gets warm, we all like to think that we will spend more time outdoors. But sometimes we still find ourselves inside, on the couch watching television or at a desk doing work. One of the great perks of having a garden in your backyard is that you will be forced to spend time outside, and you will enjoy all of it. Just don’t forget the SPF!

 

You will create something with your hands. Especially for people with desk jobs, most of us never get the chance to build something with our hands. With the exception of carpenters, how many people can say they regularly build things? But building things, putting them together, creating something where there was nothing, gives a sense of satisfaction and achievement that can’t be felt by filing paperwork. So start building your garden and feel the unique pleasure of pointing to something and saying, “I built that.”

 

You will eat healthier. If you plant a garden full of your favorite vegetables, you will watch them grow and then you will harvest them. You will prepare them and cook them and finally you will get to eat them. They will taste better because you planted them with your own two hands and you will enjoy them more for it. You’ll probably end up eating a lot more vegetables than you used to. You’ll also cook more, which means the food you are eating will be healthier. So get to the store and pick out seeds for your favorite greens.

 

You will save money. Growing your own food is not just healthier, tastier, and more satisfying than buying it in a supermarket – it’s also cheaper. A lot cheaper. And a lot of people find they grow more they can eat and start trading with local friends who grow their own food. You may find you hardly have to go to the supermarket at all! The barter system is a good way to enjoy your food and meet the locals in your neighborhood.

 

Gardens bring people together. If you live with a partner or a larger family or other kind of group, the garden will give you an activity to do together that is productive and fun, and also allows plenty of time to talk and bond. Gardening is a great hobby for making friends and bringing them closer.

 

About The Author: Stephanie writes about the home improvement world. She likes reviewing sites like Kane Bros. and other landscaping companies. In her free time she likes to spend time with her new baby girl and teach her everything there is to know.

 

 

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