Fruit trees in you Washington backyard are always a good idea. They add value to your home and improve curb appeal — with proper gardening and landscaping, of course. They save a considerable amount of money on energy bills by providing shade during summer and blocking cold winds during winter.
More importantly, they improve mental, physical, and even spiritual health so bring those trees in the yard today. Kent East Hill Nursery suggests any of the following: cherries, apples, pears, plums, and apricots.
A Positive Influence on Your Mental Health
There are multiple ways your mental health benefits from maintaining fruit trees in the back yard. Generally speaking, it gives you a sense of fulfillment and improves your self-confidence.
You get a sense of accomplishment and a boost of self-esteem when you see a tree that you planted grow into a healthy fruit-bearing one. On the other hand, you feel a sense of inclusion and involvement in the community when you network with other homeowners growing fruit trees in their respective yards.
A Smart Factor to Your Physical Health
Fruit-bearing trees in the backyard come with multiple physical health benefits. First, they provide healthy snacks. Second, they improve air quality. And third, they help you relax.
Growing healthy food in your garden makes you more conscious about what you eat, especially since you have easy access to home-grown snacks right in your backyard. It also improves the air quality surrounding your home by absorbing carbon dioxide and, in turn, producing oxygen.
Finally, the trees reduce your stress levels which take a toll on your body (i.e. sleepless nights, lack of appetite) as well as on your morale. As such, your body gets to relax after a long day at work; this leads to you being happier in the long run.
Fruit-bearing trees can do wonders for your mind, body, and spirit so consider planting them in your backyard today.