And just like that, we’re in 2020! 2019 flew by in the blink of an eye, and while we shopped for gifts and planned for holiday parties, we also reflected on the year as a whole and set goals for personal growth and development. In lieu of this fresh start, January has officially been recognized as National Hobby Month -- an observance that aims to encourage everyone to pick up their old passions or try something entirely new.
In 2020, we think lawn care is one of the best hobbies you can pick up, whether you previously let it fall by the wayside or you’ve never really gotten into it before. Here’s why:
Florida is one of the best places to grow a beautiful garden. Our year-round mild temperatures support a huge variety of plants, both decorative and edible. Not to mention, our lawns stay green year-round. This gives you a huge blank canvas on which to create! Discover lush tropical fronds, flowering plants and shrubs, and fragrant herbs, and build your own backyard oasis.
Maintaining a healthy lawn is good for the environment. Unlike concrete or asphalt, grass helps clear the air of contaminants and traps stormwater runoff. By encouraging the growth of native species around your home, you’re improving local biodiversity and building habitats for all sorts of beneficial insects, birds, and mammals. The more green, the merrier!
Lawn care is great for you, too! Sunshine, fresh air, and light exercise are all beneficial for your mental and physical health. Studies show that simply looking at nature can help decrease your stress hormones, and spending some time not looking at a screen is a great way to give your eyes and your brain a break. You can be as creative as you want when you plan your garden, giving you an opportunity to express your creativity and create something beautiful!
When you’re ready to start landscaping as your new hobby, getting the best tools for the job can be a big help! The pros at Gator Mower Parts in Longwood can help you find the right mowers, string trimmers, and accessories for your landscaping plans. To learn more, give us a call at 407-260-1292 today.