Improving Your Life with a Raised Garden Bed
Growing your own plants in a raised garden bed can be a wonderful asset to your life. Whether you do it
as a stress reliever, a supplement to your groceries, or a beautiful addition to your home, it will benefit
your life in one way or another.
Yesterday and Today
They are not that difficult to upkeep. Long ago, that
was a different story.
People planted, raised and harvested gardens the size
of several square acres. A raised garden bed allows
you to grow like the famers of old, only on a smaller,
more manageable scale.
Yours can have any amount of whatever you want—
as opposed to growing only what you need to get
through the winter. Whatever you decide on, the work you put into your garden will reap amazing
benefits for you and those around you.
Sometimes what you need to be happy is just a little hard work. I’m not talking about hitting the
keyboard in a comfy chair for 40 hours a week.
It’s not that white collar work isn’t hard. It’s just that it’s not very challenging to your physical strength.
There is a place for blue collar work in everyone’s lives. Our bodies were meant to work, not just to sit.
Consequently, we can find ourselves restless and stressed when left inside all day. Let out the day to day
stress and annoyances by spending a few good hours sweating in the garden.
The Fresh Air
It can be an enormous benefit to your
health. Escaping the confines of a desk and
air conditioned building will free you up like
you haven’t known since you started your
You need the sun and the fresh air to calm
your mind. Hard work has the added bonus
of soothing you in every way.
An angry or frustrated disposition cannot be
sustained for very long when exhausting the
body and mind in the pursuit of a greater goal: sustaining the lives of other living things. A lot of stress
can be relieved when working outside.
Whereas glowering in another small room with nothing but the loud TV to keep you company is sure to
sour a bad mood even more. Take care of yourself and others by spending time outside.
Grow Your Own
The things you grow in your raised garden beds can be incredibly useful to you and your family. Growing
your own vegetables, or your own spices, or your own fruit can help you save a few dollars on your
grocery bill every week.
Providing your own food is always cheaper than buying it. It always tastes better too.
There is nothing like a juicy strawberry on a hot day, or a hot apple pie made out of your own apples.
Gardens often include combination of beautiful flowers that work together to give a very pleasant
appearance to your yard.
Flowers and fruit come in all shapes and sizes. Highlight the best part of your yard by combining fruits,
vegetables and flowers of your favorite colors and shapes.
You’ll find yourself wanting to spend more time outdoors if you do it right. Neighbors and Home Owners
Associations all appreciate a nicely taken care of yard just as much as you will.
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