Make Gardening Your New Hobby In 2018
With the new year on the way you’re bound to be thinking about resolutions and new things to try in the coming 12 months. If you don’t already make use of your outdoor space, then adding gardening to your list of hobbies is a great choice for a number of reasons.
Net Doctor recently pointed out that studies have shown that spending time pottering in the garden is good for your mental health, as well as being a good way to stay active.
The website also highlighted research which has found that dirt boasts natural mood-boosting properties that can have the same effect as antidepressants – yet another reason to get outside and get your hands dirty.
If, however, you’ve been neglecting your garden for many years, you might feel as though it’s too much of a challenge for a novice gardener. This is where garden designers in Somerset can step in – making use of their expertise will get you started and give you an outdoor space you want to spend time in.
Once they’ve helped you create a sanctuary in your back garden, you can maintain it and still get all the benefits of being out and about among the flowers, trees and nature in general.
If you love gardening but are struggling to do as much as you used to as you’re getting older, maybe it’s time to think about a small redesign of your space. You certainly aren’t alone, with research from Key Retirement recently noting that 54 per cent of those over 65 years old spend time making their garden more manageable to look after.