Gardening Must-Haves

Whether you’re growing flowers or growing fruits and vegetables, we’re all excited for the weather to warm up a bit! Now that it’s springtime, you’re going to need to bring out your best gardening equipment. Before you start gardening though, here are some items that you should have ready to go this year!

  1. Mosquito Repellent Wristbands

When you’re out in the sun all day, the most irritating thing is getting bitten by mosquitoes. Although you can use bug spray to keep the mosquitoes away, you can avoid smelling like bug spray all day with the use of this repellent wristband! This product works with the use of a refillable pellet that lasts for 15 days. 

  1. Garden Kneeler and Tool Pouch

This is the perfect product to keep your knees safe and your tools on hand. It’s also adjustable so it can be used as a seat if you are trimming plants or harvesting food. 

  1. Food Compost Bin 

Compost bins are the best way to feed your garden while feeding yourself. They’re incredibly easy to use, all you have to do is put your produce waste in the bin and once it’s filled up, you can put that waste in your garden as a natural nutrient! 

  1. Hori Hori

This tool has multiple uses, making it a must-have when it comes to gardening. It can be used for weeding, digging, cultivating, sawing, and cutting! There are a variety of different Hori Hori knives that you can choose from, but no matter what you choose, you’ll be happy you got it. 

  1. Grandma’s Weeder 

Grandma’s Weeder is a tool that allows you to get weeds out without having to kneel down! It’s incredibly easy to use and gets the job done while preventing the classic back pain that comes with gardening. 

The Benefits of Being a Plant Owner

During this time of year, plants are growing and flourishing with the amount of rain that comes along with springtime. The grass becomes a rich green and for many people their tulips start to blossom and bloom. Leaves slowly start to bud and bring life to all the trees. The energy outside is high and alive. Plant owning brings a sense of responsibility and many don’t realize all the benefits that being a plant owner can bring. Here is a list of the benefits of being a plant owner:

  1. Help reduce stress and anxiety

Studies show that being a plant owner helps to reduce overall stress and anxiety. A specific plant that targets helping reduce anxiety is lavender and has been proven to improve sleep, while lowering heart rates too.

  1. Improve self-esteem and mood

There are also plants that target bettering mood and self-esteem. Common plants that are known as mood boosters include: english ivy, basil, and peace lily. These plants are also known to help with air purification in the home as well.

  1. Gain responsibility

In caring and owning a plant, one learns the basics of how to take care of a basic lifeform. Depending on your busy schedule, there are plants that are low maintenance that don’t need as much attention. A few of these options include: bamboo, succulents, and orchids.

  1. Decorative for both the yard and inside the home

Depending on what type of plants you are looking to have there is a wide range of options to pick. Certain plants thrive better outside, while some don’t need as much sunlight making them better house plants. Whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor plants, both will be sure to add to your home and make it more lively.

  1. We rely on them for food and medicine

Plants also have healing properties. Most plants are great in helping as air purifiers, but others also help aid in other forms of healing. Aloe plants are great in producing aloe that can be put directly on sunburns. Snake plants in the home have been known to help prevent headaches. Chrysanthemum when grounded up can be mixed in tea that helps to boost the nervous system.

Plants have a special way to add to any location they can be found. They amazingly help to aid in a variety of things and can be selected to fit your lifestyle too. Become a plant owner today and watch as the benefits unfold for you! To learn more about different plants and what they do check out the links below to read more.

Sources and Other Plant Remedies:

https://www.serenataflowers.com/pollennation/plants-anti-anxiety-benefits/

https://www.purewow.com/home/mood-boosting-houseplants