Gardening can be an excellent way to reduce your stress. Even if you do not have a whole yard to work with, having even just a few plants that you take care of can make a massive difference in your stress levels.
If you are an avid gardener, I am sure that you are aware of the stress reduction that gardening can have on your life. It is a healthy way for you to cope with stress because it encourages you to spend time outdoors and with nature. If you live a normally sedentary lifestyle, gardening can be a great way to introduce movement into your routine.
Not only does it help to relieve stress, but gardening can also improve your mood. You also can get vitamins from spending time out in the sun. Gardening has proven to be a healthy hobby for many people. Each gardener has their own methods for what works for them in their garden, but here are some things you can do to help yourself enjoy your garden even more.
If you tend to enjoy crafting and DIY projects, gardening is a perfect outlet for that. You can build things like pots and planters or you could come up with a variety of creative ways to store your tools. The DIY possibilities tend to be endless when it comes to gardening. DIY projects are also good for repurposing items, which helps to eliminate waste and consumption and is an inexpensive way to get what you need.
Supporting Your Plants with Velcro Cable Ties
As plants start to get bigger they can sometimes get a bit unruly. Vines can be especially unruly, which can be difficult if you are trying to have it grow in a specific direction. Using hook and loop ties can be a perfect way to support your plants and keep them upright. Velcro cable ties can help even when it comes to smaller plants and keeping them upright when you are transferring them from pot to pot.
Having the Right Tools
It can make a dramatic change in your gardening experience when you are using the proper gardening tools. Having a good pair of gloves and pruners can make your entire experience much more enjoyable. You do not need to go out and buy a whole new set of gardening tools, but every now and again upgrading your tools might be a nice idea.
Taking Care of Your Cable Management Tools
In order to make your tools last for a long time, you will want to make sure that you are properly taking care of them. Sometimes people can forget their tools in the yard causing them to rust. This can ruin your tools over time. Keeping them sharp also helps when it comes to using your tools. It is not great for your plants when you tear or crush the stem when going to prune them.
Organization for your Cables
Over time as your garden starts to grow, your confidence starts to build and you start to accumulate more things to help take care of your plants. This can range from tools to dirt, from seeds to pots, and so on. It helps to store things in a way that makes sense to you and keeps your tools organized.
Having a dedicated potting bench to store your dirt, seeds, and pots is great for organization. When storing hoses and extension cords using a cable wrap helps to keep them compact and prevents them from getting tangled. When you store your tools, make sure to store them indoors or in a place that prevents them from getting wet and then rusting.
When you have a garden, it helps to have a journal. You can keep track of your plants’ growth through having a dedicated plant journal. You can write the dates down that you planted seeds and even include drawings or pictures. This can help you to see your plant’s progress and if you have a plant that you particularly liked, you can reference the name and type.
Making the Most Out of Gardening
Gardening can be an enriching and fulfilling experience if you allow it to be. You do not need a bunch of fancy tools in order to enjoy your garden. You do not even need to have a gigantic yard to enjoy your gardening experience. Simply just having one or two plants hanging in your house can be enough (indoor plants are even great for the quality of air).
As time goes on you will find what works best for you and your garden. Maybe that is finding a tool that you prefer over another. You may find that you prefer growing African violets to succulents. Giving yourself the freedom to explore your interests and your methods adds to the experience of gardening.