Houses, restaurants and offices, no matter how durable and of high quality, the materials were used to build them, would eventually come to the point of wear and tear, looking old and gloomy, and eventually, require renovations like repainting and new interior designs to get a new look. Well, gardens deserve the same pampering.
If you have been watering the same rows of roses and trimming same shapes for your shrubs for years now, you probably be feeling reluctant and seem like dragging yourself out of the house going to that same old garden. If so, it’s time to seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living by giving your garden a fresh new look.
Here are the top reasons why you should renovate outdoor living spaces especially gardens.
Renovating your home or some parts of it will add 18 percent more value to your property, and having a well-maintained garden increases the value to 20 percent. Real property experts say residences with great landscapes, well-designed and lighted outhouses sell faster than those without. However, they also suggest to keep them low maintenance as lots of keep up may affect the saleability of the home.
Furthermore, horticulturists suggest to design your garden like it’s part of the house. You may build decks or place wood garden furniture like dining sets, swings, seats, planters, arches, benches and pergolas to provide your home an alternative, functional space for family gatherings.
Health experts say that a well-kept garden, and gardening per se, is beneficial to human health. A sight of floral symphony, different kinds of flowers with varied colors and sizes, will enhance mental clarity and a rewarding feeling. According to Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC), a 2.5 hours per week of moderate-intensity level activity like gardening can reduce the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, depression, colon cancer and premature death.
Here’s another reason why you need to give your garden a lift and should be involved well with it. A beautiful garden creates a healthier home by filtering pollutants and providing cleaner air. It keeps the family fit by fostering an active lifestyle, creates a beautiful environment which decreases stress levels, and best of all, it provides privacy.
Aside from health reasons, landscapes and gardens provide environmental benefits. It could reduce stormwater runoff and local flooding, can control temperature – making the summer a little cooler and the winter a bit warmer. It could also control erosion and reduce loss of soil in waterways as well as evaporation and soil degeneration.
Nurturing a radiant garden creates a more liveable home, reduces noise and heat, and provides added attraction to your house guests.
But the best benefit one can get from keeping a beautiful garden at home is mental health. Sit down on a nice wooden swing while reading a book or play with your dog on the soft green grass as colorful and fragrant flowers surround you. This will relieve you from stress and anxiety and the reason to live life to the fullest.