COVID-19 has certainly thrown a wrench in everyone’s lives. Many people are just shutting themselves indoors and waiting for this all to blow by. While you can’t blame people for being cautious, you also don’t want to abandon all your favorite activities. If you are a gardening enthusiast, rest assured that you can still garden safely. Even if you hit a few bumps along the way, you can still get everything you need for a beautiful garden this year.

Seed Selection

There are some benefits of buying seeds online if you can’t make it to the store. Online shopping has surged in the current pandemic. Many sites are offering discounts in the hopes of gaining more traffic. You can take advantage of the situation by comparing prices between different stores. This is much easier done online than in store, you can visit a dozen stores in a matter of minutes online without leaving your chair. This also comes with the added benefit of a wider selection to choose from. All these benefits of shopping online are earned without having to worry about violating social distancing standards.

Working Your Yard

You really don’t want to spend all of this pandemic stuck inside. That would drive anybody crazy. Fortunately, you can still garden in your yard without risking exposure to COVID-19. If any of your neighbors are passing by and want to chat, you can respectfully ask them to maintain a safe distance.

Going outside to garden can actually be beneficial to your health. Being out in the sun is good for you. It gives you vitamin D which is very important for your overall health. The exercise will also help boost your immune system. Gardening can also help give you a sense of purpose and satisfaction in your day’s work. This will go a long way to fighting of COVID blues and keep you happier during this time of fear and uncertainty.   

In Store Shopping

For some things, it may be easier or necessary to go to a store. Fortunately, there are ways that you can do this safely. Many stores are offering curbside pick-up, free of charge. If your local gardening store isn’t advertising this service, you could call ahead and see if they would be willing to provide you with this service. You’ll be surprised at what businesses will be willing to do for their customers in this crisis.

These are difficult times and you can’t allow yourself to become a victim of the situation. Of course, you need to stay safe, and abide by social distancing guidelines. However, that shouldn’t stop you from doing something you enjoy and tending your garden. This is a perfectly safe quarantine activity that not only can boost your mood, but also beautify your yard. 

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