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What are the benefits of creating your own garden design?

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A few of the benefits of creating your own garden design include improving the quality of the environment and being able to design a garden with entirely green techniques. Another benefit is easy accessibility to fresh produce.

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Designing and planting a garden is a good form of physical and mental exercise. The physiological benefits include lowered levels of stress, blood pressure and depression. Gardening and landscaping have good potential as therapy for psychological ailments. Designing a garden that is low-maintenance and low budget is a good way to improve the air quality in the neighbourhood and contributes toward rain water harvesting. A strategically placed garden can provide climactic benefits for the home by warming it in winter and keeping it cool in summer.

A self-designed garden increases the real estate value of the property. Houses with uncomplicated but pretty gardens sell faster than others. Planting a fruit and vegetable garden provides the satisfaction of being in control of the exact quality and freshness food. A self-designed garden allows the homeowner to hide unsightly aspects such as air conditioning units and sheds while providing privacy from neighbors. A well-designed garden is also a source of pride and mental satisfaction and often ends up becoming a very fulfilling hobby.

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