While no one wants a pandemic to hit, it can’t be denied that there are perhaps certain advantages to being in lockdown and having to stay in the house for weeks on end… you can finally start all those house jobs that you’ve been procrastinating over because you’ve been too busy prioritising other aspects of your life.
We’ve moved into April now and the weather gods are certainly smiling down on us, allowing us to spend time outside and really start to enjoy our gardens. But it may well be that your outdoor spaces need a bit of a makeover and some TLC after the winter.
Bear in mind that gardening can have seriously positive effects on your mental health and wellbeing, so if you are feeling anxious, stressed and overwhelmed at the moment because of what is going on at the moment, do some online shopping for some bulbs, soil and gardening equipment and head outside to see what work needs to be done.
This could also be a brilliant way to bond as a family and also represents an excellent learning opportunity for children, if you have them and want to keep them entertained while educating them at the same time.
According to the Huffington Post, there has been a serious uptick in what has been dubbed ‘crisis gardening’ over the last few weeks, as people are forced to stay in their homes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Apparently, all the empty shelves in supermarkets have led to people buying seed supplies so they can start growing their own fruit and veg at home – which is certainly something they can continue to do once lockdown has been lifted, as well.
Food historian and author of Sowing the Seeds of Victory Rose Hayden-Smith highlighted the benefits of growing your own, saying: “It’s helpful to be productive and connect with nature, and it’s something that’s within our control in a situation that feels entirely out of control.”
Even if you don’t want to grow your own food, with summer around the corner now’s the perfect time to give your gardens a makeover so you all want to spend time outside together as a family when the good weather really starts.
If you’re not sure about maintaining a grass lawn, you might find that artificial turf for home use is more appropriate. Even if you’re at home all the time, grass can be difficult to keep in good health and it does need a lot more maintenance than a fake lawn, so if you’re a novice gardener it might be better to go artificial until you are feeling more confident about your abilities.
If you’d like any help or advice relating to fake turf, get in touch with us at Prestige Lawns today.