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Green Spaces at Home Can Add Visual and Mental Benefits

The natural environment can not only add beauty and intrigue to your home, but nature can also be a boon to your family’s physical and mental health. Natural settings are relaxing and inspiring. Spend the day surrounded by nature; for example, a yard or treehouse can give you a space to reap the physical benefits of outdoor activity and the sun. 

Whether you want to redo your backyard to create an invigorating outdoor space or just add in a few green structures, you can truly tailor your backyard area to be whatever you want it to be. 

And there are many benefits to doing so. On one hand, green spaces add beauty and interest to your backyard. Gardening can be a relaxing pastime, with benefits to mental health. Growing your own herbs or vegetables can also assist you financially by providing food for the family. 

In addition, green spaces have proven mental health benefits. Children’s exposure to green spaces earlier in life decreases the likelihood of mental illness in adolescence


Types of green spaces

To help you get inspired, we’ve compiled a list of green spaces that can add beauty and serenity to any home. 

  • Split-Level Garden

A split-level garden essentially creates tiers of greenery to make you feel surrounded by plants and wildlife. To create a split-level garden, plant bushes, flowers, and other plants at various levels by purchasing or building different-sized garden boxes. 

  • Treehouse

A treehouse doesn’t just have to be for kids. By investing in a treehouse for your backyard, you can create a beautiful area for your family to play games, relax and enjoy the fresh air. 

  • Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife habitat is a way to create a beautiful backyard while giving back to your local ecosystem. Purchase bird nest boxes, bird feeders, birdbaths, and any other homes or feeders for animals and place them throughout your backyard. It’s a win-win: you can enjoy nature while giving back to it. 



For more information on green spaces for the home, check out the following infographic from hippo.com

Infographic from -  hippo.com/blog/green-spaces-to-improve-your-life


 

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