A little green can go a long way

A little green can go a long way

If you’re looking to spruce up your home, house plants don’t just brighten up a space, hey can also benefit your health.

“From lifting your mood to regulating humidity or even helping with allergies, there are countless ways that indoor plants can create healthier physical and mental environment in your home,” says Travis Hawks, a sustainability specialist with Advocate Aurora Health.

While having plants in your home can have health benefits, it’s important to keep your plants healthy.

“Generally, placing your plant in a good location dependent on its sunlight needs, watering appropriately, and making sure you’re starting with good soil is good are the most important for beginners,” advises Hawks.

He says soil should be moist typically, not wet or dry and you should fertilize it every 3 to 4 months though that’s not needed in the winter.

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LeeAnn Betz
LeeAnn Betz

LeeAnn Betz, health enews contributor, is a media relations manager for Advocate Aurora Health. She is a former TV news executive producer with a background in investigations, consumer news and in-depth storytelling. Outside of work, she enjoys CrossFit, baking, finding a good cup of coffee and being a mom.