4 Ways To Make Your Garden More Peaceful

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Getting outside regularly is an important part of your well-being. Time outside means that you absorb more vitamin D, which is important for mood, and it’s also important for helping you to absorb the other vitamins that you need. Time outside is also linked to your well-being because it helps you to be more mindful, to enjoy being in the present moment, and help to let go of all of the things you are worrying about.

If you have a garden, it can easily be transformed into an oasis of calm that will help you to escape from the world – even if your garden is in an urban area and feels the opposite of peaceful at times!

Spring Cleaning

The most important thing that you can do to make your garden feel more peaceful is to give it a good clean and pay attention to all of the jobs that you’ve been putting off. It’s nearly impossible to relax when everywhere you look you see something that you haven’t done yet, so do yourself a favor and set aside a little time to get your garden looking neat and tidy.

Spend a little time weeding and mowing the lawn, and pay attention to your patio and brickwork too. You can use grouting tools to clean out all the dirt and muck from between paving slabs and bricks, which will have your patio looking fresh and new again in no time.

Noise Reduction

One of the biggest problems that people living in built-up areas face when trying to create a peaceful garden is noise. You can’t get rid of the traffic and people, but you can take steps to dampen the noise so that you can’t hear it in your garden as much.

First, identify the direction of the bulk of the noise. Then, you can plant hedges and shrubs facing the direction of the noise so that it doesn’t reach you. The best plants for noise reduction are evergreen shrubs because they will provide you with protection all year round. Choose plants with branches that reach all the way to the ground so that noise is blocked at all levels. Hollies and Junipers are great options.

It’s also worth bearing in mind the materials you use in your garden. Metals and stone are likely to magnify sounds, whereas softwoods won’t so much.

Plants that Promote Well-being

Walking out into green space is the perfect way to promote well-being, so get planting. Mint and Basil are both relatively easy to grow, and they repel insects, too! You could also grow some lavender, which is well known for its stress-relieving qualities and will release a delightful aroma into your garden paradise.

Adding a Water Feature

The sound of running water is incredibly soothing, and a water feature is wonderful to look at for mindfulness purposes. If you don’t have the space to add a water feature, playing the sounds of running water while you’re relaxing outside is a great way to add some tranquility to your day.

Thanks to Irina

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