I think everyone should put gardening at the top of their goals for the new year and let me explain why. Gardening will help you get in touch with Mother Nature and enjoy the simpler things in life, even if you are not a gardener or don’t have a yard! There simply are no excuses because if you have any type of pots or containers then you are set. There are so many flowers, herbs, and small vegetables that you can grow without even having a yard.

If you want to start growing small vegetables, flowers, or herbs, then you need to make sure that you’re using healthy, living soil. Using healthy soil like Regal Topsoil on raised flower beds and vegetable patches results in productive plants/vegetables. This type of topsoil can also be used in your garden; in the backyard; or the deck that you may be using to grow plants. They should be available at most garden supply stores, but you could also order top quality soil online from providers like Regal Aggregates.

For instance, I actually know quite a few people that use their decking to grow plants, flowers, and trees, so do not worry if you only have a small deck! That being said, if you are going to be gardening on your decking then it is crucial that you keep your deck looking its absolute best.

Moreover, if you ever encounter any damage to your deck, reaching out to companies that provide a deck repair service is strongly recommended. Put simply, the sooner you can get your deck repaired, the better. Any small damages can lead to bigger decking issues further down the line like cracking or water damage!

Plus, you can pick up so much of your gardening equipment at a great price these days by shopping around! For example, I recently got a fantastic discount when looking through the gardening section on the Home Depot website thanks to an amazing coupon code that I found on the Raise website. Honestly, using coupons is such a quick and easy way to save money when shopping online!

Do not get me wrong though, I know a lot of people can find gardening overwhelming. For example, one of my best friends has a huge lawn that grows incredibly quickly, and so keeping her grass neat and tidy can be incredibly tiring! However, believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to make your garden easier to maintain.

For instance, if you do not like having to cut your grass, why not invest in some artificial grass? I know there are some awesome artificial grass installation companies out there nowadays, so if you are tired of having to maintain your lawn, it might be worthwhile doing some research into whether artificial grass could be the solution to your gardening woes! Moreover, artificial grass is incredibly easy to look after and is a great option for allergy sufferers.

Gardening is Healthy

Ultimately, gardening is linked to better health. Weight loss is the holy grail of health for many people, and gardening can help you achieve that goal. Also, NASA researchers have found that planting and nurturing seeds, even just in small pots, provided great mental health benefits. Sounds like a win, win for 2017!

What gardening resolutions will you make for the new year?