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Gardening

Landscaping for Health

There are scientifically proven health benefits of being outside. The more you can do to enhance the landscaping on your property, the likelier it will be that you want to go out. Here are a few features you may want to incorporate into your garden to have a dazzling landscape.

Water Features

The benefits of being around water are many, including being calmer and happier. Not everyone has the advantage of living on the coast or near a river. If this describes you, you can add a water feature to your yard, whether it’s a small fountain or a large lake. If you are doing a lake, add a fountain to it for visual effect and to aerate the water. The lake fountain pump you’ll need will depend on the size of the lake and the amount of water it will need to pump.

Lawns

According to Very Well Mind, the color green is both calming and energizing. Trees and plants can provide this, of course, but having an expansive sea of green is good for calming. Shooters use the color green to relax their eyes so they can refocus. The fastest way to achieve green in your space is to soften the ground, clear the weeds, and lay sod.

Outdoor Living

Giving yourself plenty of livable space outside will make it more natural for your leave the shelter of your house. Install decks, patios, and pergolas, buy durable and comfortable furniture, and place gas heaters or misters near gathering spaces. Several companies make solar-powered path lighting and cafe lighting, and you can also use wireless speakers to play a soothing playlist for the ultimate outdoor relaxation experience.

Eons ago, we used to live outside and had the benefits of the sun and fresh air. The comfort of housing to protect us from harsher elements is essential, but so is returning to our natural way of living.

 

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