Spring is here and officially declared. But, it’s a different kind of spring as people need to quarantine at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a backyard or a small plot of land, why not spend your time productively while at home by starting a garden? You can choose to add colour by having house plants or flowers. Or you can plant vegetables to add to your cooking menus. Starting and maintaining a garden isn’t that hard, and many gardening and landscaping stores can provide much-needed landscape supplies such as mulch, soils, compost, pebbles, and garden rocks for sale.
Health benefits of gardening
Whether harvesting produce or just seeing the beauty of flowers has a natural satisfaction because you did it yourself. Gardening also raises a person’s self-esteem and happiness, reduces stress, and improves heart health, sleep, hand strength, and even financial health, especially when growing vegetables.
Gardening is also another option to keep children occupied. This new skill will also expand their education beyond just books and gadgets. They can actually touch and harvest what they water and cultivate. Best of all, gardening is a way to cope with boredom. Assuming there could be a food shortage due to the pandemic, vegetable gardening becomes gardening for consumption.
Food shortages during World War 1 and Spanish Flu pandemic encouraged people to plant for consumption. In World War 2, food rationing was introduced for the war effort, so people once again planted for consumption. Today, though the enemy is invisible, gardens of any sort, but especially for consumption, can make a difference while bringing good mental and physical health.
Planting it right
If you don’t have a backyard or any land, you can still have a little garden by making use of small pots, plastic containers that you can recycle, or use everyday materials around the home or can be purchased easily such as PVC pipes.
Before planting anything, observe how long the sun will hit the spots where you will be planting. Make sure the area will get at least six hours of sun per day.
For newbies who want to start a vegetable garden, start small with simple plants like beans and raspberries. They’re easy to care for, fast-growing, and nutritious. They can then move on to plants like oregano, tomatoes, and basil. For those who prefer flowers, sunflowers are a good start.
Labrador Landscape Supplies
Anything that you need to add or to support your growing gardens can be provided by Labrador Landscape Supplies. They can provide everything from soils, compost, pebbles, and garden rocks for sale. And if you have pets, you can also purchase mulch, barks, and sand for pet’s playpens or litter boxes. If you’re in the Gold Coast area, contact Labrador Landscape today or visit their website, https://landscape-supply.com.au/.