The Benefits of Growing a Garden at A Rental Property
For many of us who are renting a property, starting a garden can become beneficial in several ways. Gardening improves the well-being, promotes good carbon footprint, reduces food expenses and contributes to a healthier lifestyle. Making changes to a rental property with something as easy as making a vegetable or flower garden can help make you feel right at home, promoting a sense of belonging, pride, and ownership.
Gardening is a form of physical exercise demanding that you move whether you are planting, watering, pruning or harvesting. Plus, it gets you outdoors for some fresh air and is a form of relaxation. There are many things that you can do with a garden whether you decide to plant flowers or start your own veggie plots. Before starting, it is important to look at your rental contract even if you have a family or regulated buy-to-let agreement to see if gardening is allowed or whether plots can be modified to include a vegetable patch or fruit trees planted on the property. If there is no legal constraint or if your landlord allows it, then there is no problem to start your own greenery. Where space is an issue, container gardens are options.
Brings a Sense of Pride
Growing something brings a sense of ownership and pride. Personal satisfaction is high when you build something out of nothing. Nurturing your garden is an activity that satisfies and improves your well-being. Instead of turning into couch potatoes, gardening encourages you to lead an active life. There is something completely satisfying about growing your own produce giving you a valuable experience in food self-sufficiency.
Food gardens not only bring you a steady supply of veggies and herbs (if planned well), they can also save you money. Gardening can reduce your food bills while improving the quality of food you eat and promoting good health. In addition to getting fresh supplies for your kitchen, food gardens pay off handsomely according to the National Gardening Association where an average investment of $70 can bring in $600 worth of vegetables.
Brightens Your Rental Property
Let us face it, vegetation adds color and brightness to any living space including the outdoors. Whether you are planting flowers in pots or peppering your little paradise with shrubs and perennials, vegetation enhances the beauty of your space or garden. The presence of plants makes it a wonderful place to relax, unwind or meditate. Plants are inspiring making your garden a place where you are eager to go.
Going green at your rental property offers several benefits from growing your own food and reducing carbon footprint to saving money and making you move. Above all, it helps create your own relaxing place and improves your overall well-being.