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Turn to Your Garden During COVID-19 Isolation

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During this most troubling of times, take refuge in your garden. And it doesn't matter whether your garden is 100 acres or a small patio with a few potted plants. Take refuge there, and enjoy what it has to offer.

Claude Monet said, "My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece." Your garden has more to offer than you may realize. Here are some reasons why you can and should turn to it during these times of isolation.

1. Gardening will boost your mood.

We're not kidding. There is some good evidence that getting your hands dirty in the garden is good for your mental health. Apparently, microorganisms in soil increase serotonin in your brain.

2. Observing nature.

If you sit quietly in your garden, you will see a lot of activity. There will be all manner of pollinators, birds, insects, and butterflies. There are also specific things you can plant to attract one or more types of wildlife. Talk to us about that.

3. Bring the garden indoors.

It's possible to plant a "cutting garden" or plants that make great cut flowers. If that's something that interests you, a cutting garden can be created in pots as well as in the ground.

4. Gardening is exercise.

It really is. Even less strenuous things like trimming and weeding burn about 300 calories per hour. You can get some good exercise in your yard or on your deck.

It's not too late to start a garden for this summer. You can have flowering plants, vegetables, climbing vines, or just do a color design. We have all the gardening supplies you may need. Take advantage of the mild weather, and come and pick up what you need. We're open!

And if you're not sure what to do with your garden, come and talk to us. We can help. We have everything from pots to soil to seeds to plants. We can help you make the smallest space come alive.

Art Knapp has 15 locations across British Columbia and is well known as the go-to garden centre for everything garden-related. Art Knapp, himself, began the business in the 1940's, and now, 80 years later, you can find more than he ever dreamed of in our stores. Come and see us on King George Boulevard in Surrey.

If you have any questions about this article or want to talk to us about gardening, just give us a call at (604) 596-9201.

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