By Bernardine Regine. Garden. Published at Saturday, December 16th, 2017 - 13:29:00 PM.
Winter weather can certainly precipitate symptoms of cabin fever, the doldrums, the winter blues. Gardeners know that plants can help relieve those feelings. Who doesn't enjoy seeing colorful blooms during the gray days of winter? Scientists agree that houseplants likely improve mood by reducing stress, increasing pain tolerance, and lessening physical discomfort. Why? Possibly because plants simply make a room more lively and appealing. Indoor contact with nature can provide the same natural relaxation we experience outdoors. This phenomenon is called biophilia, a love of nature, and architects have designed buildings around the concept.
Houseplants can reduce anxiety and speed healing. Studies show that patients recover from surgery more quickly when their hospital rooms contain plants and flowers. These patients had lower blood pressure, lower pain assessments, less anxiety, and less fatigue than patients without plants in the room.
Good sleep is crucial for both physical and psychological health and there are several reasons houseplants may improve sleep quality. The presence of plants in a room can cause us to relax. Some plants have special abilities to provide better sleep. A Sanseveria continues to release oxygen into a room during the night which most plants do not. An airborne antifungal and antibacterial compound called phytoncides is emitted by plants, and we benefit directly from this compound when we are near a plant. Close proximity to plants gives us constant exposure to Mother Nature's medicine cabinet.
There are two different rakes you should own for lawn care purposes. The first is a leaf rake. This rake is typically large and made of plastic, which makes moving all those falling leaves into a pile for your composting needs much easier. It's often pretty flexible, too. The second is a lawn rake, and it's typically the sturdier of the two. This rake is used to pull up the dead grass, moss, and weeds in your yard. These dead materials block moisture and light while creating a perfect environment for more weeds and moss to grow. Getting rid of them will make your yard look nicer and help your lawn thrive. Just avoid raking your lawn when it’s frosty or really cold out, as you can easily damage healthy blades of grass during those times.
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