Escape to Your Wildflower Garden and Harvest These 3 Benefits

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Feeling a little rundown or weary?

Maybe a little blue and fighting a ton of stress?

Man, the hamster wheel of life just doesn’t seem to quit some days does it?

A tough day at the office with co-workers, or a rough day at home with the kids. Whatever it might be, it really saps your energy for the day and can leave you rundown and conked out in front of the TV at night.

You’re not feeling very fun, right?

If this sounds familiar to you, here’s a pick me up that you may have never thought about.

Get out and work in your garden of wildflowers. Once you get into stride, it can be the perfect antidote to what bugs you.

Working with your wildflowers can help you in three ways:

  1. Working Outside is Healthy

Push yourself outside and get away from your work or your problems. Even if it’s just for a short time, being outside can do wonders for your frame of mind. When you’re outside, you’re out in nature which has been shown to be beneficial to overall health. You can enjoy the fresh air and sounds of nature. Doesn’t that sound better than a stale office with that noisy telephone or a stuffy home in silence? And you know, this is a great way to get your vitamin D, naturally.

  1. Get Moving for Great Exercise

Instead of doing your exercise inside the house or at a gym, try outside in the garden. You’ll be bending, stretching and lifting just as if you were in the gym. Just using different tools. Digging, raking and carrying moderate weight garden supplies can all act as a form of exercise. Not only will you be burning off calories but you’ll be burning off your stress.

  1. Keep the Hands Busy for Perfect Meditation

It’s just relaxing working with plants. The simple act of working with plants is a form of meditation. Keeping your hands busy and mind focused on the activity of caring for your plants allows you to take your mind off of your worries and problems for a time.

Being healthy also means being sharp and focused. Your favorite nootropic like Lumonol can help. By boosting and enhancing the brain it will help increase the enjoyment of your garden. It also helps alleviate stress and anxiety, allowing you to tackle the projects on your plate.

Sources:

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Top 5 Tips for Creating a Spring Garden That You Can Love

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So, are you craving the beauty of your own lush flower garden?

 

Always wanted to know what their secret is to maintaining a beautiful flower garden?

 

Let’s dive in to some tips to creating your own bit of visual paradise in your own backyard.

 

Clean Your Garden Area

 Make sure you clean your garden and remove any leaves or other debris that would be left over from winter.  If there are any weeds, make sure you pull those as well.

 

 Replace your Soil (or freshen it up)

 After winter, the soil can be dry and may need a little help.  You can add fertilizer, or buy some new soil to put on top.  You need to make sure that you have a good foundation to build/grow your garden.

 

Prune any Plants that survived the winter

 If you have an existing plants that perhaps made it through the winter, make sure to cut any dead leaves off so they are in good shape for the coming months.

 

Mulch

 At this point, you should find and add mulch to your garden.  You want to stick to a level of approximately 1-3 inches.  The mulch helps maintain the moisture and temperature of the garden.  This is an imperative step if you want your garden to survive.

 

Plant your flowers

 Now it is time to plant your flowers.  It is up to you to choose what kind of plants or flowers that you want to have in your garden.  Keep in mind that if you plant annuals, they will need to be replaced every year.  However, if you plant perennials, they will last 2-3 years before needing to be replaced.  The process is entirely up to you.  You choose what you think is beautiful.

 

Resources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/home-advisor/5-essential-spring-gardening-tips_b_7025676.html