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How Indoor Plants and Home Gardens Help the EnvironmentApril 25, 2019
If you think the value of your rental will automatically increase once you put a few plants on the windowsill, you might be mistaken. There are more crucial factors to consider when focusing on passive income. But indoor plants do look attractive and add coziness to a rental, to say nothing about the positive impact they have on the environment.
So how exactly do indoor plants contribute to the environment?
House plants reduce air pollution.
Air pollution is caused mainly by factories and cars. Smog-forming emissions from cars, for example, are the number one cause of air pollution. Plants, meanwhile, purify the air by decreasing levels of carbon dioxide.
Climate change is a burning issue that shouldn't be ignored. The negative effects of global warming have us pondering specific strategies for saving the planet as well as its natural resources.
Indoor plants produce oxygen and reduce stress.
House plants increase the humidity of living areas and provide numerous health benefits, especially for those who suffer from common lung diseases. Indoor plants improve air quality and release oxygen through photosynthesis. However, there are certain categories of house plants you shouldn't keep indoors, as they exude negative substances. It's said that Monstera Deliciosa is only allowed to be planted in office buildings. This plant looks magnificent, but don't put it in a bedroom or living room. It grows really fast, so be ready to repot it from time to time.
Indoor plants are a great stress reliever, because they absorb negative energy. Their green color is associated with increased levels of energy, harmony, and growth.
NOTE: Don't forget about proper lighting, watering, and fertilizing when taking care of houseplants.
Home gardens encourage you to stick to a green diet and use less plastic.
Isn't it nice to always have fresh lettuce and basil in your home garden? Eco-friendly gardening is becoming more and more popular not only in small towns but industrialized cities as well. The quest for a healthy lifestyle has recently become something of a trend, and starting a sustainable home garden might be just what the doctor ordered. It's better to grow your own vegetables and herbs to be certain that you and your family eat healthy.
Another reason home-grown fruits and vegetables are a good idea? Supermarkets offer plastic bags for fruit and vegetable packaging, but is it really necessary? On one hand, a layer of plastic protects from bacteria and external pollution, and it's easier to label. But let's be honest - you don't need a package for items that already have a covering.
Do you have indoor plants in your rentals? How do your tenants take care of their home gardens? Share your thoughts and ideas by leaving comments below. :)