Benefits of gardening for condo dwellers
Gardening is one of the most relaxing activities you can do at home, and it comes with numerous health and economic benefits too.
Even if you don’t have a backyard or a spacious dwelling place, you can still enjoy the benefits of gardening because you can grow your garden in your balcony or on a free wall inside your house. All you’ll need are containers and trellis, and seeds to plant to get started.
Here are three reasons why gardening is good for you even if you have limited space to work with:
1. Gardening is healthy.
It’s good for your health in many ways:
- Growing your own culinary herbs and veggies ensures you that you’re eating clean leafy greens free of pesticides
- Your own produce contains high nutritional value because they’re freshly picked from your home garden
- Gardening keeps you active so you’re sure to burn calories and build muscle strength while tending to your plants
- Exposure to plants and soil reduces anxiety and stress so it also helps keep serious health conditions at bay
- It also stimulates your mind to be alert because you want to provide the right amount of TLC to your little greens
- It’s relaxing hence it’s good for the heart, the mind, and the soul
- It helps improve your sleep quality
- And your plants can serve as organic air cleaners inside your house
2. Gardening is decorative.
The beautiful thing about indoor gardening is it can be done in containers, so whether you plant edibles or ornaments, they instantly become added accents to your home interior. You can be as creative as you want in choosing pots and raised beds for your plants, just don’t forget to place them somewhere they’ll get their much-needed sunlight during daytime.
3. Gardening is practical.
In a city like Metro Manila where traffic is a serious problem, having a home garden where you can cut fresh basil, parsley, chives, or rosemary leaves from can save you from the stress of spending hours (and loads of gas) on the road just to buy these herbs from the grocery.
Similarly, if you’re too worn out to hop to your gym or your favorite Zen place on weekends, your home garden serves as a good alternative for these two because gardening keeps you active and helps you relax and unwind at the same time.
When the outside world overflows with too much noise and intoxicating matters, coming home to a place filled with the relaxing scent and sight of leafy greens is one of the best treats for your worn out senses.
Don’t let your limited space keep you from experiencing the joy and health benefits of gardening. It’s an activity that can certainly replenish you the right way.
Treat yourself to the most relaxing scenery at the end of each day at the new Kasara Urban Resort Residences, by Empire East. This nature-filled, water-resort paradise is the best community to come home to after a day’s work. It is located between Eagle St. and P.E. Antonio St. in Pasig City and it is a short drive away from the country’s main cities like Eastwood, Ortigas, Makati, and Taguig. Prominent school institutions, shopping centers, and hospitals are also within reach. But the best part about living in Kasara is its captivating landscape, complete with a lake-inspired pool and waterfalls, which never fail to give off a calming mood within the community.
For more information about Empire East and its homes across Metro Manila visit www.eelhi.com; or call 810-3333 or 0917-8-EMPIRE. You may also follow @empureeast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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