"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."
- John Muir
Nothing clears the mind like time spent in nature. It's where we go for clarity, inspiration and to reconnect with our soul. Despite her random volatile performances that wreak havoc throughout the land, we are infinitely seduced by Mother Nature's kaleidoscopic vistas, heady aromas and balmy breezes. And let's face it: Nobody has a better box of crayons.
It should come as no surprise to learn that a beautiful garden and well-maintained exterior landscape can increase the overall value of a property by as much as 5-20%.
- Twenty minutes spent in nature can lower our levels of stress hormones.
- One hour of gardening several days a week can help protect against depression.
- Children are 45% less likely to develop a mental health issue if they spend some time in outdoor green space everyday.
This summer, nurture the nature within your own outdoor space.
A colorful, fragrant garden with meandering pathways and walls of myrrh-scented roses will intoxicate the senses and attract the birds, bees and butterflies; important pollinators to help plants reproduce.
You will notice the energy surrounding you improve, as well as your property's value.
: NAR HouseLogic; World Health Organization