Help your kids grow by growing a garden!
Spring is finally here after the long winter months! Whether you have a backyard or a small patio or balcony, bringing life to your outdoor space can create positive vibes and happy memories for you and your family..
Studies have shown that gardening can increase levels of serotonin- the chemical in the brain that induces feelings of happiness. Not only is this great for adults, but it has proven to show great psychological benefits in kids & teens! If you’re like us & the task of getting your kids to get excited about doing something they THINK sounds like a chore, can be a very loooong negotiation. Fear Not! - Grab your kids and head out to your local Farmer’s Market or Garden Shop (try to shop local, we promise you won’t regret it!) choose a cool pair of gardening gloves and they’ll be hooked!
First things first - set the tone for the day. We like to bring a portable speaker outside and play our family favorites! Why not have a little dance party mixed in with the Garden-ing Party. While dancing away we suggest mapping out the garden. A rough draft is all you need. Spark their inner landscape architect and doodle out a garden plan. Things to consider include:
What types of plants did you choose and where will you place them or lay them out - flowers, fruit, vegetables - or a combination of ALL of them! Some of our personal favorites are summer herbs, leafy greens, spicy peppers and fragrant colorful flowers .
Will you use Pots and Containers, Beds or Planters? Start small, you don’t want to feel overwhelmed. If you have a backyard you can put them right into the ground in a small designated area. Or if you have a small patio or balcony, a window box and some planters will work wonders
How are we going to care for them? Make sure you have the right amount of sun and shade for your specific plants.