Having pets in the home can help in boosting one’s mood and health. Did you notice that when your pet dog or cat greets you when you get home – whatever stress you have, just goes away? Although many are still not aware about the benefits that pets bring to one’s well-being. This is true especially when it comes to their physical and mental health.
Other observation when having pets around the house is it lowers blood pressure especially in stressful situations, elevate serotonin and dopamine that helps in relaxing your body, lessen the risk of heart attack, and etc.
For a stress-free home, not only pets can bring down stress levels. Plants and trees too have that effect. Having a garden or a yard full of plants, trees and shrubs can also lighten one’s mood. It also helps the pets when there are plants and trees around. Not only does the plants and trees provide fresh oxygen in the air and coolness for the home owners, but also to pets.
Plant and Tree Benefits in the Home
- Provide oxygen
- Provides a cooler breeze in the summer time
- Saves energy
- Prevents erosion in soil
- Provides shades
- Increase a property’s value
- Beautify a home
Bringing harmony among your pets, trees and plants can be achieved through simple and smart planning. Here is a list of what you need to do to bring about harmony among your pets, plants and trees:
- Do not plant plants that are toxic for your pets because pets are known to nibble on plants. Especially with puppies, therefore destroying your plants. Toxic plants like daffodils and lilies are not good to have in the home especially when you have pets around because it would cause your pets to get sick, nauseated, or have diarrhoea. You can get a list of poisonous plants that is not good in your yard especially if you have pets around.
- Make sure to feed your pets well so they will not bother your garden.
- Provide some distances for your plants in your garden and your trees to make sure they grow well.
- Do some thorough research to guide you with planning a garden that brings in harmony with your pets.
- Cut down old trees that might cause some safety problems in the home. You can use the tree stump in your garden as a sitting area or a place for your pets to rest or lay on – especially with cats.
Bringing the pets, plants and trees in your home, can create a “zen” atmosphere – balancing the flora and fauna.