According to the Better Health Channel, gardening has many health and therapeutic benefits that older adults who are aging at home in Palm Beach and Martin Counties can enjoy. And what better time is there to learn more about gardening than on National Garden Month!
This May, Advantage Pointe Home Care is sharing with you a few springtime gardening tips to help you start your own little garden.
- Clean Plots
Spring is the best time to get your seeds and seedlings in the ground. But before you proceed to do that, you need to clear your planting area of weeds and any damaged or dead plants, branches, and sod. Also, make sure to check raise beds and pathways for any disrepair or winter freezing.
- Follow Instructions
Most gardening seed packets include instructions for ways you can determine the optimum planting time of plants. You can also refer to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant hardiness zone map for reliable information.
- Cover Seedlings
Seedlings are vulnerable to late frosts and snow. If the temperature drops to near freezing (32°F) or below, make sure to cover your seedlings with light tarps, overturned buckets, layers of newspaper, or cardboard boxes.
Gardening provides seniors with a safe way to exercise and improve mobility. However, if you’re worried about their safety during the process, you can always seek help from Non-Medical Home Care Services.
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