Five Reasons You Need Houseplants

March 6, 2023

You’ve done so much already to make your house a home. Why not consider adding houseplants to the mix?

Not only do they offer beauty and bring life into any room, they also have health benefits. What’s more, anyone can be a home gardener, even if you’ve never been a gardener before.

Add flavor to meals 

Herbs and vegetables are a great way to add flavor to any dish. Imagine adding home-grown herbs to your homemade meals and taking dinner over the top. Think you can’t? Think again.

By growing your own herbs at home you’ll have the benefit of fresh herbs anytime you need them. Plus, you’ll know exactly where they’re from, how they were grown and you’re assured they were grown without pesticides. Herbs are a great place to start when it comes to indoor planting because you don’t need much space to grow them, and they add a subtle charming beauty to your home. Just place them on a sunny windowsill or tabletop, making sure they get the sunlight they need to thrive. You could even invest in a grow light if your home is in a shady area. Tomatoes, peppers, basil, rosemary, parsley and chives are all great options for first timers. 

Boost your mood

Not only do indoor plants make for beautiful home décor, they may also boost your health and well-being. Research suggests we spend more than 85 percent of our lives indoors. Houseplants are an easy way to bring nature into your home. According to a 1989 NASA study, houseplants can help improve air quality by removing cancer-causing chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene. 

Purify your air

Did you know plants can help you breathe healthier air at home? From gas stoves and fireplaces to furniture glues and dyes, small emissions can add up to big problems at homes. Certain houseplants can help you breathe cleaner air at home. Boston Ferns, English Ivy, Peace lilies, and Gerbera Daisies are not only beautiful, they’re also known for helping to clean the air in your home. Just be sure to plant them in a 10- to 12-inch pot or two smaller ones for every 100 square feet of your home.

The science of plants and well-being

Other studies found that indoor plant soil can help clean indoor air and that caring for indoor plants can reduce psychological and physiological stress. Interacting with plants helped suppress sympathetic nervous system activity and diastolic blood pressure.[1] As part of the photosynthesis process, plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air. Too much CO2 can make you feel sleepy, so by removing some, plants can help you to feel more energized to take on the day.

Get better sleep

Want to sleep better? Believe it or not, plants can help. Certain plants, like orchids and succulents including aloe vera, are very efficient in oxygen production at night, which can promote deeper sleep and help you wake up feeling rested.

The bottom line

If we know this much about house plants, imagine what we can do for your lawncare. We have a variety of packages to suit your lawn service needs and budget. Contact us today.

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  • Great Results: Our products and lawn treatment services are all selected because they’re right for our specific region. And our techs are some of the most experienced around.
  • Better Value: We do in six lawn treatments what it takes other companies seven or eight lawn treatments to do. Plus, we offer programs for different budgets.
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[1] Source: Piedmont