If you’ve never tried much gardening, spring is a great time to start. A little green therapy can do wonders for your health, so much so that it’s considered a wellness trend in 2020. Being in touch with nature can bring you some perspective and improve your mental health. It’s also very rewarding to see something bloom from your care and nurture and there are many ways it can help you to be creative. Whether you have your own yard or even decide to rent or volunteer at a local allotment, here are some basic tips to get you started.
It’s about time to get rid of all the weeds and mulch and finally let your grass grow properly. If you’re fortunate enough to have a big yard space make the most of your lawn. Weeding is very important as these unwanted visitors can invade the space for grass and other plants. Try and get rid of moss and other unwanted debris too. Make some space for your flowerbeds and grass. When you water the grass think about the weather recently and the amount of rainfall you’ve had, you don’t want to over-water it, but at the same time don’t let it dry out. If you think your lawn is flooded or clogged you could contact an irrigation specialist. For more detailed advice on how to water your lawn properly, click here.
Different types of bulbs and seeds can be planted this season. Here is a list of spring flowers such as crocuses and daffodils online to try and if you’re a little apprehensive some more low maintenance species. Select the flowers you like best and watch your efforts blossom. There are plenty of options if you would like to plant different things like a herb garden or vegetables, these could be nice as well. Spring and summer are the best times to get planting as you will be able to spend more time in the sun enjoying the results.
Research the fauna in your region and see what little visitors you can attract. Some species will be coming out of hibernation so you’ll get to welcome lots of new friends into your yard. Make your own bird-feeder out of recycled materials such as a plastic bottle. Birds eat a range of different things such as mealworms and grains, but they also like lots of things you can already find in your kitchens such as granola, apples, bananas, eggshells, and cooked pasta and rice. You can get rid of your organic waste while giving them a tasty treat.
To get more experience with animals why not consider volunteering at a local farm. You could get close to larger animals living in field shelters, clean, feed and look after them. This can also be hard, but very therapeutic work. Spring is the perfect time to get outside and do some good. This will give you a massive boost and a feeling of fulfillment.
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