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Effects of Gardens in Homes

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Be it built, rental or bought, adding a touch of greenery amidst all the walls and plastering can be very appealing to the eye. Creating spaces for a beautiful garden not only serve an aesthetic purpose, it also has its own effect in homes such as;

Impact on the Environment

Plants absorbs greenhouse gases through photosynthesis. They reduce the glare from buildings and absorb unwanted noises, it also helps in conserving energy and can serve as a habitat for different life forms as it attracts birds and insects (such as butterflies) which are always an added pleasant sight in a garden.

Outdoor Time

A garden gets the kids outside, allowing them enjoy and experience natural energy which contributes to better growth and wellness. With the advent of technology, kids are prone to spending a great deal of time indoors with their games, iPad, e.tc which can over time affect their mental health negatively.

Health Benefits

According to the researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, people who garden are more likely to get the required 7 hours of sleep. Physical activity reduces stress. It was also noted that being outdoor contributes to more and better sleep, which improves behaviour and performance.

Studies shows that physical exertion of working in a garden, may help offset both age related weight gain and children obesity. Gardening can help protect one’s memory as one grow older. It also serves as a mood booster, a calmer after a stressful day/event.

Family Bonding

Gardening offers physical activity with a purpose shared by everyone. It also helps teach children responsibility, and gives a sense of accomplishment as it gives a project to work on and enjoy family time together, which reinforces family bonding.

Aesthetics

Gardens, regardless of which look you are going with for your home or space, it is always a good idea as it adds to its beauty and general outlook.

Conclusion

Gardens invites you to go outside, to beautiful surroundings and healthy food. Any home will look complete, beautiful and more with nature with the addition of a well-nurtured garden.

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