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The religious and spiritual aspects of gardening at home

The religious and spiritual aspects of gardening at home

Gardening is considered as the religious practice as we all familiar with that God found in existing living things. If we take care of all living things like plants or trees then God will be happy with us and this practice will not spiritually nurture you but also build a strong connection with God. Garden is the only place where we can look for God, admiring His creativity and feel religiously fresh and clean. In a garden, you can find everything that includes animals, insects, and plants. As per the famous author Anne Scott-James “you can feel more happiness while making a garden because it reflects a paradise”. Gardening does not only connect spiritually with God but also creates a positive impact on one’s life.

Gardens are the world’s microcosm where all living things and nonliving things of life are present. There must be a small part of your home for the garden. The main thing which establishes the spirituality in the garden is the sophistication and elegance of the plants. This is the thing that a human cannot build up. The correctness of the petals and grass, the steady expansion, and the beauty that enhances day by day, all these aspects create the individuality, and religiousness in a garden of a home. The Garden is a peaceful place and you cannot find calmness in any other area. When you plant a flower, trees, and plants it takes a strong form of satisfaction which persuades you to plant more.

The spiritual impact of gardening on mental health:

Apart from the spiritual connectivity, there are many other impacts of planting that brings positivity to our mental health. Because the process of planting includes mind, body, and soul which started when you take the initial step that is soil preparation. There is some effort required for gardening but it also gives the spiritual peacefulness that no other thing can bring. This is the calming exercise which brings peace in the body and we feel relax. You can say that gardening gives the same feel as conversing with God because when you water plants on a daily basis and see the growth process you thank God for the beautiful nature that He gave us. Therefore, gardening has generally many benefits as it nurtures the soul, takes closer to God and puts a positive impact on the brain and soul. Planting mends a person spiritually as well as mentally.
Gardening is just not only a practical or nurturing task, but it is also considered as a spiritual activity. Each action of gardening represents the way of connecting with the creation that also raises moral and spiritual decisions. We should spend time on gardening and work pleasantly. In addition to planting vegetables, flowers and fruit gardeners experience a spiritual nurturing that is beautiful and healthy for them. We can be able to see the glory of God if we do gardening well and follow the process of gardening accurately.

Gardening for coming spring

Spring is on its way which means that you will be busy soon in sowing seeds, growing plants and nurturing the garden so it starts looking like how it used to before winter struck. If you plan on focusing on your garden this spring, then it is best if you start planning now, as gardens are mostly in a bad condition during the winter. It is time to organize your mind and come up with new plans for your garden. Here are a few tips that will help you in gardening for the coming spring.

Buy flowering bulbs and seeds

It is the best time to purchase summer-flowering bulbs and seeds since you can sow them in the wet soil during the winter season. Plants like lilies, ranunculi, and gladioli can be ordered in winters for some early spring sowing.

Tidy up the garden

Before planting anything it is best to tidy up the garden. Remove all the leaves and debris so that you have a clear ground to work on. Cut back the old dead grass and perennials. Clear all the borders so your plants look aligned. Remove any weeds you find in the garden and burn it. If you have a greenhouse, then it is the best time to clean it too. Wash the outside of the greenhouse using a detergent to get rid of all the germs. Make sure to remove all the algae, moss and grime to allow the sunlight to come through. Ventilate the greenhouse and clean all the benches, pots, etc.

Remove the garden pests

Pests tend to find shelter under the perennial plants during winters, therefore make sure to hunt down the pests and remove them now to save yourself from a lot of work during the spring and summer.

Fix the necessary supports in the garden

It is the best time to get all the maintenance tasks out of the way. Check if any fences, gates or trellis in your garden have been damaged and need to be fixed. You should also replace the broken structures in your garden. Clean all the panels, fences and gates, and polish them to remove any dirt. Paint them to give them a fresh new look.

Install water butts in your garden

By installing a water butt in your garden during winters you will be able to collect a lot of water through the rainfall. You can always use this stored water for watering your plants and grass later on. Moreover, rainfall water is the best for plants since tap water is more alkaline in nature.

Clean and sharpen your gardening tools

Since you will be using your gardening tools soon, therefore it is better to clean and sharpen them now. Taking care of your gardening tools can make them last for a longer time thus saving you money. Moreover, it also prevents diseases from spreading. Make sure to use hot water and detergent to clean your tools. Sharpening these tools will improve their performance thus you will allow you to do your work easily. Don’t forget to apply some oil on the blades for smooth functioning.