Why a beautiful garden will make you happier? The pursuit of happiness comes with many twists, turns, and compromises. At times, It might seem just out of reach.
Fortunately, there are simple ways that we can improve the quality of our life without breaking the bank or investing too much of our energy searching far and wide. A key to adding more happiness to your life might be in your yard or planter box.
Gardening has many ways of improving our lives and bringing us added joy. Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why a beautiful garden will make you happier.
We certainly live in unprecedented times. The stresses of the world way heavy upon us. We all need to take a break and unwind from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Gardening is a great way to let go of stress and to unwind at the end of a chaotic workday.
Gardening has no particular deadlines. You don’t have a boss hovering over your shoulder barking orders. Your plants aren’t going to talk back to you and the soil isn’t going to cast judgment.
When you have a garden, it’s just you, your tools, fresh soil with friendly earthworms, and your plants.
As long as you start small, not biting off more than you can chew, your gardening experience will likely give you an increased connection and respect for nature coupled with a sense of therapeutic peace.
There is a certain sense of cathartic magic that comes with harvesting the fruits and vegetables of your labor. When you’ve watched your tomatoes grow up before your eyes from seed to fruit, a deeply rich and rewarding sense of satisfaction permeates your being.
Food that you grow simply tastes better. Love has a flavor. When you have a garden, it is a lot like having a pet. You have to tenderly care for its needs and tend to what ails it. You end up devoting quite a bit of time and energy to maintain its well being.
This investment is far from draining. It fills you with joy and delicious reward when it comes time to reap your harvest.
Times are tough. Food prices are on the rise, not to mention the mountain of other bills and expenses you probably have piling up. Having a garden can save you quite a bit on food costs.
There are some initial investment and maintenance costs required to maintain a garden, but in the long run, what you save outweighs what you spend.
For example, a pack of carrot seeds may only set you back about the same price as buying one bag of carrots at the grocery store. With that one pack of seeds, you can grow tenfold the number of carrots that you could buy. I guarantee you they will taste better too.
Giving the state of world affairs and the fragility of society, you never know when disaster or distress might negatively impact the food supply chain. Having a garden is a step towards self-sustainability.
You don’t have to be a prepper waiting for the end of the world to make thoughtful plans to endure crises. Having a garden not only provides you with food in the short term but as time goes on, your compost pile grows and your soil becomes richer and fruitful.
Each season, you learn more and more about what your garden needs, how to prevent pests, and how to feed your soil for best results.
Gardening is a skill that will continue to benefit you for your entire life. Forming a tangible connection with your food source by having an intimate relationship with your garden will ensure that you and your family will have food security for years to come.
It’s no secret, large industrial agriculture takes a toll on the environment. Having your own garden is taking a stand for the planet. Gardening is low impact compared to big operations that deplete nutrients from the earth and use so much water.
By maintaining a garden, you are helping local wildlife populations as well. For example, the bee population has been dropping over the years with very dismal implications, but we can do our part to preserve their presence in our regions by maintaining fruits, flowers, and vegetables that encourage their survival.
Try to garden organically if you can so your impact on the environment is minimal. We want to be giving back in equal or greater measure than we are taking from the earth. Gardening not only feeds our bellies, but we are feeding the dirt, insects, mycelia, and web of life that our garden interacts with. We become a part of the circle of life by participating in it.