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Why Gardening Is Good For Your Mental Wellbeing

Gardens are special peaceful spaces with restorative qualities that can work wonders when we are stressed and under pressure, and in these unprecedented times, we are all feeling some level of stress and need a lift.

Stress is a worldwide problem that can cause physical problems such as higher blood pressure, muscle tension and digestive problems, while long-term stress can lead to serious health issues including depression and anxiety, and as championed by Dame Helen Mirren, gardening might just be what we need.

There’s growing evidence that gardening can benefit our mental health, an important consideration at a time when the NHS is stretched and one in four adults are experiencing mental illness. researchers in Sweden discovered that...

Top Tips To Take Care Of Your Lawn

Now that you’re spending more time at home due to the lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, you might want to use the time to get your garden ready for the summer. If your lawn is looking a little worse for wear after the winter and you can see weeds popping up all over the place there are a few things you can do to get the situation under control. The Express recently shared some top tips for removing the weeds from your lawn. One of the best places to begin is by using a specialist weed removal tool to pull out as many of the weeds in your lawn as possible. Make sure that you pull the roots out as well as the part of the plant you can see. They’re also...

More Brits Growing Own Produce During Lockdown

The country has been turned upside down since the government announced lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, many supermarket shelves have been cleared as customers hoarded essential goods, and lots of people have been forced to stay at home in total isolation if they have symptoms or fall into a vulnerable category. This has left many Brits unsure of what to do with themselves, as well as uncertain about how they will acquire necessary fresh food to keep them healthy, particularly as online deliveries are now booked up weeks in advance. As a result, lots have turned to producing their own fruit and veg, according to owner of North Walsham Garden Centre Ben Youngs, who told Eastern Daily Press 24: “Everyone is growing stuff.” While most of these stores have had to...

3 Gardening Jobs For April

Social distancing and self-isolating may well take a bit of getting used to but it’s essential that we all stay at home in order to save lives and protect the NHS… but there is a small silver lining to all of this and that’s the fact that you can all now prioritise lots of jobs at home that may have been put on the back burner because of other lifestyle pressures. With the weather improving, now’s the perfect time to get out and about in the garden. You may not be able to go to work or spend time with family and friends outside your own household at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get lots of fresh air and vitamin D while you garden. There are lots of...

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