Celebrate National Nutrition Month With an Edible Backyard Garden
March is National Nutrition Month, which is the perfect time to look for ways to make healthy food choices all month long. Creating your own backyard garden can help to ensure that you always have fresh fruits and vegetables to add to your favorite dishes or to snack on by themselves.
There are many benefits of creating your own backyard garden, including:
- Improving your family’s eating habits – adding as many fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet is one of the most important steps that you can take to help your family stay healthy. With fresh fruits and veggies right in your own backyard, your family is much more likely to pick up a healthy snack.
- Get outdoor exercise – working in your garden can be great exercise. Between planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting, you can add purposeful activity to your schedule each day. Gardening can also be a great way to relax and enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather.
- Stop worrying about food safety – many people are concerned about food safety and chemicals and preservatives that come in foods that you pick up at the grocery store. When you grow your own food, you can control exactly what goes into it, ensuring that you are only eating the freshest organic produce.
- Quality family time – with busy schedules, it can be hard to spend quality time with your family. People of all ages can help in the garden, allowing you to spend time together. A backyard garden is also a great way to teach your children about the importance of making healthy choices.
Contact Enhanced Landscape Management today and allow us to help you build your own edible garden. Located in Thousand Oaks, California, we can help with all of your Conejo Valley landscaping needs.