We all lead such busy lives that it can be difficult to find the time to stop and smell the roses and this is leading to an epidemic of stress around the globe.
Ironically, one thing that really can help you to relax after a stressful day is to stop and smell the roses. In fact, spending time in a garden or outdoor space, in general, is one of the best things you can do to lower your stress levels.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some simple things you can do to make your garden a stress-busting space for you and the whole family:
Plant with scent in mind
If you want to be able to relax in your garden, then using the principles of aromatherapy to de-stress your body and mind is never a bad idea. That’s why you should focus on planting things like lavender, chamomile, jasmine, and clary sage, all of which have calming properties.
Of course, you can plant any flowers or herbs that you love the smell of, even if they don’t technically have calming properties because smelling them is sure to give you a lift nonetheless.
Add a water feature
The sound of running water or the sound that pebbles make when you toss them into a pond are two of the most soothing sounds on the planet. So, if you’re serious about creating a stress-busting garden space, then you need to think about a pond installation, water fountain, or some other water feature that will soothe your sense of sound and help to muffle the world around you.
Hang a bird feeder
There is nothing quite so relaxing or enjoyable as watching our feathered friends go about their day, singing, building their nests, eating, and just being their charming selves. So, of course, you are going to want to attract them into the garden by hanging a bird feeder or two and maybe a birdhouse too.
If you love bees and butterflies, then planting some wildflowers will help to attract them to the garden, and also help out the environment at the same time, too.
Invest in comfy garden furniture
It’s hard to relax, no matter how beautiful your garden might be if you feel comfortable. So, of course, you are going to want to invest in the best quality garden furniture that you can afford, along with a handful of outdoor cushions and a parasol so you can keep out of the sun when it’s really hot out.
Let there be fire
Fire pits are really popular right now, and with good reason. They enable you to stay warm on those cooler nights when you nevertheless want to de-stress and enjoy some fresh air. They also provide illumination in the darkness and serve as an excellent focal point for friends and family to gather around. If you want to relax in the garden, you need a fire pit.
Now, sit back, relax and enjoy that beautiful rose perfume.