Gardening is loved by so many people around the world. It is so therapeutic and rewarding to watch a garden go from a wasteland, to a flourishing area of beauty. But for some people, maintaining a garden has now turned into a bit of a chore, especially as it’s starting to get a little colder. To keep the spark of gardening alive, you need to refind your love for it. This post is going to give you a few hints and tips on how to make gardening fun again.
Involve The Family
There’s nothing better than sharing your passion with the people you love. Gardening is so easy to do this with. It’s cheap, close, and convenient. Young children especially love to be in the outdoors. So bring this love of the being outside and make it educational. Learning how to care for the environment around them is so beneficial from a young age. If gardening is something you’re really passionate about, it’ll be so easy to make it fun for you again if you’re watching someone else use the knowledge you’ve shared. You might also learn a few new tricks along the way.
If there’s one thing people forget about gardens, it’s that they’re so useful for rearing animals in. Chickens especially are perfect to be kept in a garden. They’re fun to look after, and if you raise them from chicks, you’ll have a lovely bond with them. It breaks up the normal planting and nurturing the soil part of gardening, and really does put some fun back into it. You can make it a little more interesting and build your own coop ready for the chicks. As soon as they start laying eggs, you’ll have some lovely fresh food waiting for you, at a much cheaper price than in the shops. Again, you can get the children involved and teach them the importance of caring for animals. They really are an excellent addition to your garden.
Plant Things You Want To
Some people plant things that’ll blossom quickly to give the garden a lovely look. This is fine, as ultimately you are trying to achieve a pretty garden. But you also need to plant things that interest you. For example, you might want to have a go at growing your own tomatoes. They may take a little longer to mature. But watching them grow and tending to them is so much more fun than a usual plant. It’s rewarding again too!
Wait For A Nice Day
There’s nothing more tedious than going out in the cold to try and tend to your plants. But nothing works up more of a sweat than a good hour of gardening. Wait until the sun is shining a little and get out there. The outdoors does wonders for your mood, and if the sun is beating down on you, and the air is crisp, you’ll feel so much more pleasant within yourself. Being out in the fresh air has so many health benefits as well, one of which being the vitamin D you’ll gain from being out in the sun for an hour or two.