3 Ways Gardening Is Good for Your Health

Do you want a new spring in your step? Gardening isn’t just a fun hobby; it’s also a great way to stay healthy. All it takes is the right tools and a few smart planting choices. Check out these 3 ways gardening is good for your health.

Gardening for Exercise

couple working in gardenAll that squatting, hauling, and surveying the land is a great way to stay in shape. It’s also a great way to get a backache. Get the pros without the cons by practicing good gardening posture. Keep your back straight when planting and weeding, use a folded towel to cushion your knees, and take plenty of stretch breaks. When lifting heavy shrubs, root ball trees, or bags of soil, bend at the knees instead of the waist. Use your legs to hoist to minimize the risk of neck and back injuries.

Grow Your Own Veggies

Want to encourage your family to eat healthier meals? Having fresh vegetables and herbs on hand will make a big difference. Plant a spring vegetable garden that includes tomatoes, peppers, green beans, leafy greens, and cucumbers. Then start researching recipes. Summer promises to be delicious this year!

Rest and Recharge

Gardening helps you escape the daily stresses of life, focusing on something tangible and soothing. Gardening is proven to improve mood and reduce stress over time. Ready to fully immerse yourself in the great outdoors? Leave your phone to recharge inside the house.

Take control of your yard this year by designing the ideal landscape for your lifestyle. Need some help? Hutcheson Horticultural has a trained team of experienced designers (and some great deals on spring plants).