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3 tips to growing your property value and mental health

Adding greenery to your home not only enhances its visual appeal. It could add value too. And that’s not all. Getting out your green thumb and getting into some gardening can be good for your mental health too.

1. A good garden can be a good investment

A beautifully landscaped yard can significantly improve your home’s curb appeal and make a positive first impression on potential buyers when it comes time to sell. So it could pay to invest in trees, garden beds and a well-maintained lawn.

A garden can provide energy-saving benefits too. For instance, strategically planted trees can provide shade during summer months and reduce the need for air conditioning. While in winter, trees can act as natural windbreaks to help insulate your home during winter.

Better still, a good garden can also and provide opportunities for sustainable living, such as growing your own food. This can be appealing to buyers who value self-sufficiency and organic produce.

2. Bring small spaces to life

Even if you have small space there are big opportunities to harness the benefits of a garden. For instance, vertical gardens help you maximise your walls or fences while adding a unique visual element to your home.

Indoor plants are also an easy way to bring the outdoors inside. As well as creating a calm, welcoming atmosphere they can also help improve air quality by filtering toxins. Plus if you have limited access to natural light there are certain plants that thrive in low-light conditions.

Patios and balconies also provide opportunities to create a mini garden. By using containers and hanging baskets to grow plants you’ll not only add life to these often under-utilised areas, you’ll expand your living space and create a relaxing environment too.

3. A healthy way to build your wealth

Engaging in gardening projects can be a rewarding and fulfilling way to promote your mental well-being. Whether you have a small indoor garden or large outdoor space, nurturing plants and connecting with nature can have a positive impact on your mental health.

Better still, digging, planting and watering, involve physical activity which provides incidental exercise. Regular physical activity is known to boost mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Seeing your garden thrive also provides a sense of achievement and boost your self-esteem. Whether it’s growing flowers, cultivating vegetables or designing a beautifully landscape, the progress and growth can provide a sense of fulfilment.

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