Why gardening in WIGAN is good for you

Posted on: 14 May 2020

Why gardening in WIGAN is good for you

In this two-minute read, we look at why doing a spot of gardening is good for your health and potentially your wealth.

Alongside home baking, video-conferencing and exercising the popularity of the Great British outdoors has rocketed since the lockdown began.

Garden centres have reopened across the country following social distancing advice and are doing a roaring trade.

We are also in the process of cautiously phasing our reopening , following the Government’s announcement on Tuesday. We’ll be strictly following the COvid-19 safety guidelines as we start going about our work again, and we are busy writing new procedures and protocols to fit our ‘ New Normal ‘

But many people are still furloughed, home-schooling or working from home.
And with all that lockdown time on our hands many of us across WIGAN have discovered we’ve got green fingers and have taken to gardening to stave off the boredom, get outside and work up a sweat.

Here is why it’s a wise move for your health and home.

1) Getting down and dirty in the garden burns calories galore. (This can be offset against the home baking delights). We have just got rid of a skip full of rubbish and an old shed and my back isn’t what it used to be. So be careful

2) Spending more time outdoors means you’ll be getting more vitamin D thanks to the sun’s rays. (Wear sunscreen and a hat when the weather dictates).

3) Gardening has been shown across several medical tests to reduce stress and anxiety and encourages a sense of well being and calmness (which we all need a bit of now).

4) Growing and nurturing plants and vegetables has been reported as having the power to make people happier. It’s believed this is because gardeners reconnect with nature.

5) A well-kept garden is one of the most popular things we see on prospective buyers’ wish lists.

6) Having a great outdoors that is easy on the eye can add thousands to the value of your home, because it helps viewers imagine living, relaxing, and enjoying the space.

If you don’t have a garden but would like to try the searching Google ‘allotments near me’ and see what’s available.

If you live in an apartment, you can always start a ‘window garden.’ Pop your plant pots on a windowsill that gets direct sunlight and away you go

Please share your photos with us and tell us what’s your favourite garden feature

Thanks for reading #staysafe #stayalert #savelives and we will get through this together.

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