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How to Protect Your Garden From Common Threats

Gardens are wonderful things. They can provide food and beauty, making them both practical and enjoyable. Gardens need a lot of care to be healthy and vibrant though. There are some common threats they can fall prey to, so it's important that you take steps to protect your garden from them. Weeds Any plant that is growing where you don't want it is technically a weed and can hurt your garden. Unfortunately, invasive plants and weeds tend to be quite hardy and difficult to get rid of. Weeds pull water and nutrients from the soil and prevent the plants you want to grow from using those resources themselves. If they grow too densely and too tall they may prevent your...

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Do You Have Anxiety? Start Gardening

In the United States alone, it's estimated that over 40 million adults suffer from an anxiety disorder. This makes anxiety an extremely prevalent mental health condition that may affect your everyday life. Luckily, there are ways to lessen the intensity of anxiety symptoms. One way you may not have thought of is growing a garden. Here are a few reasons why starting a gardening hobby could help you if you have anxiety. Dirt Makes Humans Happy A lack of serotonin is one major reason you suffer from anxiety, and it is possible to use medications to increase serotonin and dopamine, the feel-good hormones. However, it's also possible to dig your hands in good soil and experience a similar effect. A...

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