Ask any gardener, beginner or expert, and they’ll be the first to tell you what an incredibly satisfying, rewarding hobby gardening is. Having a place to get outside, get your hands dirty, and connect with your roots are just some of the many aspects that makes gardening such a popular hobby with such a solid fan base.
Gardening isn’t only a fun way to get outside—it has been connected to many benefits, from health and wellness to even saving you money if you’re growing your own food. There’s also a number of easy, DIY gardening tips that will inspire you to get started on your home garden if you don’t already have one!
Gardening has been linked with a number of studies that show a positive correlation between improved personal health, from personality to physical health, and gardening. Gardening is actually considered to be a moderate-level cardiovascular exercise, and has been shown to lower blood pressure and burn a number of calories. Gardening won’t only get you out in the sunshine, but can also help you get your daily exercise in!
Gardening can also serve as a wonderful sense of community, as shown by studies conducted on community garden participants. Those that garden in a shared space in their community have increased self-esteem and much better moods than those that don’t participate—which means if you’ve been wanting to try out your local community garden, now is the time!