The sun is out, temperatures are rising, and Spring is right around the corner. What better time to prepare your yard for summertime? If the aesthetic of a new fence isn’t enough to push you to get outside, consider the health benefits that come along with spending more time in your own yard.


Improve Mood. Studies have shown that spending more time outside helps lower cortisol levels, the stress hormone. Spending time in the yard can help reduce symptoms of both depression and anxiety, leading to lower blood pressure as well.

Soak in the Vitamin D. A large percentage of adults in the United States have a vitamin D deficiency, which can lead to health issues down the line such as osteoporosis, heart attack, stroke, and some cancers. Spending time in the sun (with ample sunscreen!) is an easy and free way to up your vitamin D levels.

Give Your Eyes a Break. With many Americans’ working remotely, we are finding ourselves spending much of our day in front of a screen. Spending time outside is a great way to give your eyes a much-needed break from strain and blue light. Reducing screen time can also improve sleep quality, helping you feel better overall.