For a long time nature been known for its relaxing qualities and as a place for us to discover peace as well as healing. It is then of no surprise that gardening is associated with a great deal of mental as well as physical rewards. This is something to keep in mind as you prepare for your spring garden with greenhouse supplies from your Saginaw garden center. From soil preparation to the harvesting of your goods, there is always a task on hand when you spend your summer gardening.

In addition to the obvious physical benefits gardening provides, it has also been proven as an effective way to reduce stress and lower blood pressure. In fact, studies have shown that even looking at a garden can produce positive changes in blood pressure and muscle tension. Gardening evokes emotions of happiness and tranquility and is a great form of therapy for your body and soul.

As we age, many will suffer diminishing dexterity as well as strength that will limit our range of activities. Gardening is an excellent way to keep your hands strong and agile without the need for specific exercises. Research has also discovered gardening is a great way for stroke sufferers to rebuild strength and ability.

A long term study concluded that gardening represented the single biggest risk reduction for dementia. Researchers found that daily gardening can cut your risk of dementia by as much as 47 percent, that represents a huge factor.

It is easy to see that gardening you be a part of your summer activities. Stop in today and start stocking up for next year’s garden.