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Why You Should Spend More Time in the Garden

09 May 2022

Spending time in your garden is more than just a nice way to kill some time. In fact, there are a range of physical and mental health benefits to be had from spending more time outdoors. From helping you stay active to keeping the kids busy, there are a range of great benefits that can be had from making the most of your garden.

Relieves stress

Multiple research studies have shown that gardening can help relieve stress, and in the modern world, this is no bad thing. One study found that after completing a stressful task, your cortisol levels decrease much quicker if you spend thirty minutes gardening when compared with thirty minutes of reading.

Health boost

Not only is the process of gardening immensely rewarding, but it gives you a great opportunity to grow and enjoy your own fruit and vegetables. Not only can it help you get your five-a-day, but growing your own vegetables can encourage your kids to get involved too.

Good workout

Gardening might not seem like the equivalent of an intense workout, so you’ll be surprised to hear that many gardening tasks actually count as at least moderate if not high physical activity.

Digging and raking are easily the most physically demanding gardening tasks, but weeding, watering, harvesting and planting will all help you get a good workout too.

Good for the kids

Getting the kids involved in gardening and other outdoor activities can help build life skills such as patience, decision making and even teamwork, and that’s on top of learning how to grow vegetables and look after the environment.

How to make the most of your garden

If we have now convinced you that you should be spending more time in your garden, you might find yourself wondering how to make the most of the space. If that sounds like you, have no fear! The Electrical Counter can help you out with all kinds of outdoor lighting and power products that you could ever need.


All outdoor spaces can benefit from the inclusion of lighting. Whether you need something bold and bright, or subtle as an accent, the possibilities are endless! The Electrical Counter offers a wide range of outdoor lighting from brands such as Ansell, Aurora, Collingwood, Eglo, Saxby and so many more.

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Ansell Bollard Lights

Aurora Wall Lights

Collingwood In Ground Lights

Eglo Wall Lights

ELD Ground Lighting

Elstead Lanterns

Integral LED Floodlights

Ovia Bollards


Regardless of how your garden spaces are used, safe access to power is an absolute must. Whether it is a socket for an outdoor appliance or a lightswitch for your new bollard lights, you’ll find what you’re looking for from the Scolmore AquIP66 range, Knightsbridge Weatherproof or Nexus Storm IP66 ranges.

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BG WP22 Outdoor Weatherproof Double Socket 13 Amp IP66

BG WPL22 Brushed Stainless Steel Outdoor Weatherproof Double Socket IP66

Click Scolmore OA036AG AquIP Weatherproof Switched Double Plug Socket 13A Double Pole 2 Gang

BG WP12 Outdoor Weatherproof Switch 20 Amp IP66

Whether you’re new to gardening or a seasoned pro, we can all benefit from spending more time outdoors. If you’re looking for new outdoor lighting or outdoor power products for your garden, make sure you shop the wide range available from the Electrical Counter!

Not only will you benefit from access to an extensive product range, but you can benefit from our excellent and friendly customer service, and you will also receive free delivery when you spend £90 or more. Need some help? Get in touch!

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