When we talk about gardens, the first person who actually comes into our minds are usually women. I believe most would agree to that. Many men view gardening as a hobby designed for women.
Men, most specially those who have never been exposed to gardening chores when they were young, tend to back off whenever the topics being discussed require knowledge about gardening. But come to think of it, it is not just all about flowers. There are many things a man can do and learn when gardening. In fact, it is said that men who spend quality time in the garden appears to be adorable and responsible to women.
Man and Gardening
Think about all the benefits a man can get when he starts his own garden. With all the walking, lifting, digging and bending required with this activity, you get to exercise and stay fit while making your backyard and home look beautiful at the same time. Sounds productive, doesn’t it? The bonus point is that, it is not just you and your backyard but the whole environment and community benefit a lot through this deed.
Gardening for Men’s Health
You might not be aware yet but the benefits of this activity can be overwhelming. The good smell of fresh air and a boost of Vitamin D from sunlight exposure are those that keep us physically healthy. Do you know that it is not just all about physical? Gardening has been proven to be a stress-reducing activity too!
Gardening for Family Bonding
Take note that this can also be a fun family bonding activity for everyone. You save money from hiring a regular gardener and you spend quality time with your loved ones. If you grow fruits and vegetables in your garden, imagine the time and money you will save from buying those in the grocery store.
The privilege of taking part in showing love and appreciation for nature has never been solely laid upon the hands of women. It is a privilege everyone should participate on, even MEN. Your love for nature does not elude your masculinity, it actually defines you as a man who is hardworking and who values life.
The measure of your ability as a man is not in any way affected when you plant flowers or water the seeds. It is a worthwhile experience to take a closer look at what men often call a lady’s chore. Just remember that it takes a lot of effort to make something beautiful, and your hard work is surely paid off upon seeing happy faces and a wonderful home.