How Houseplants Can Improve Your Mood And Decrease Stress

Did you know that something as simple as having a plant in your room can affect your mood? Especially as the year winds down, daylight hours become shorter, and seasonal depression can start to kick in, having things like houseplants around that can help boost your mood is extremely important. Maybe you already have a few houseplants that you love, a few that are dying, or have been too afraid to forget about watering them to buy one. Keep reading to find out why you should invest in some houseplants for your Colorado Springs home and workspace, and a few good ideas for where to get started! 

Plants Freshen And Purify The Air You Breathe

As we all know, plants produce oxygen. In a world where there is a lot of air pollution from sources like car exhaust, having a few plants around your home can help remove carbon dioxide from the air around you and replace it with much-needed oxygen. In addition to this improved air quality indoors, houseplants can also increase the humidity in a room because they release moisture into the air. The better quality air you’re breathing in, the better you will feel. 

If you want to go one step beyond cleaner air, consider getting an aromatic houseplant that will act as a natural air freshener. Good options include geraniums, gardenia, and even common herbs like lavender and mint! 

Houseplants Can Help Relieve Stress

Studies show that having a houseplant in your Colorado Springs area home or on your desk at work can help to lower stress levels, increase relaxation, and make you feel happier in general. This is why plants are a great idea for offices, classrooms, and other productive spaces. Other studies indicate that having plants in your workspace can improve your concentration, memory, creativity, productivity, and can even help create a better learning environment. 

A Few Easy-To-Grow Houseplants

There is a huge variety of houseplants that are easy to grow, don’t take up a lot of space, and can bring beautiful greenery into your home so you can enjoy all the benefits plants offer. Some plants prefer low light. Others prefer humid environments, so be sure to find out what the plant you chose likes so you can find the best spot for it to thrive in your home. 

  • Pothos: If you’re looking for a vining plant to spread across the top of a bookshelf or to hang from the ceiling, look no further than pothos and their multi-colored varieties. It is low maintenance and can tolerate a variety of growing conditions, but usually prefers low to bright indirect light and watering when the soil is dry. Pothos will grow well in any room of your home or office, but it is toxic to pets, so bathrooms and up-high places in kitchens are great options for this houseplant. 
  • Air Plant: Air plants are perfect for terrariums, tiny spaces, and anyone looking for an easy-to-care-for house or desk plant. They don’t need any soil to grow in but require bright light and a weekly misting to survive. 
  • Aloe Vera: A member of the succulent family, aloe vera is both functional and beautiful. The sticky sap-like substance on the inside of the plant is great for providing moisture and relieving small cuts and burns. These plants need only a little water, dry sandy soil,  and bright but indirect light.
  • Snake Plant: Consider getting a snake plant if you want to bring a tropical touch to your Colorado Springs area home or office. These plants are not picky at all about their growing conditions or how much attention you give them. You can choose from several different color varieties, just make sure it’s in a low light environment and give it some water now and then. 
  • Bromeliad: Bromeliads can produce beautiful, long-lasting blooms in the winter and love the humidity, so they are a great plant to keep in the bathroom. They prefer bright indirect light and grow well in succulent growing soils. 
  • Spider Plant: One of the most classic houseplants, spider plants are unique, low-maintenance plants whose long arching leaves look great in hanging or pedestal planters. They prefer bright to indirect light and average watering. 
  • Rubber Tree: Despite their name, rubber trees can be grown in small pots and come in a variety of colors, so you can pick the one that best fits your decor in any room. These plants are low maintenance, will thrive in various growing conditions, and can be pruned into whatever shape and size you prefer.  

For All Your Outdoor Lawn Care Needs in Colorado Springs, Call Green Vision

Although your indoor houseplants might be relatively low maintenance, your grass outside of your Colorado Springs home might need a little extra attention to make sure it is healthy, full, and looking its best. For all of your outdoor lawn care needs, call the professionals at Green Vision. We offer a comprehensive six-step fertilization program that will ensure your yard has all the nutrients it needs to thrive. In addition, we offer a variety of other services like weed control, aeration and overseeding, irrigation, mulching, and many more that will cover all of your lawn and garden care needs.

Visit our website to see more information on all of our services, reach out via our contact form, or give us a call at 719-453-2000 to get started scheduling your services today. And be sure to keep reading our monthly blog for more helpful articles on lawn and garden care! 

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