First-time homeowners can be overwhelmed at the responsibility that comes with home ownership. While some of those responsibilities can be stressful, others can prove therapeutic. Many homeowners find caring for their lawns to be an enjoyable hobby that helps relieve stress. Time spent outdoors in the warm sun helps improve mood, and a lush lawn and garden can instill a sense of pride in homeowners. First-time homeowners with no history of caring for a lawn can still turn their lawn into a lush oasis to be proud of.
The grass is finally greener in Central Park. The park’s East Meadow will reopen Tuesday, concluding a 31-year, $33 million effort to bring back the park’s blades of glory.
Along with energy conservation and storm-water reduction, scientists may soon be adding crime-fighting to the list of benefits that urban trees provide. Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest (PNW) and Southern Research Stations have published a new study that suggests that certain types of city trees may help lower property and violent crime rates.
Living near green space reduced the prevalence of disease according to a new Dutch study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The prevalence of anxiety and depression were most influenced by access to nature. Additionally, the influence of green space near home was more important than green space further away.