A SINGLE ACT SETS SO MUCH POSITIVITY IN MOTION
When you Plant Something – the simple act of putting trees, flowers or shrubs in the ground – you not only beautify your home and community, but you also purify air and water, provide pollinator habitat, increase property values, and improve human health and well-being. That’s PRETTY and POWERFUL stuff!
Since NH plant retailers often grower their own product or prefer to source their product locally, your local purchase also means less environmental impact from shipping.
Help the Environment
From pests to invasive species, your local pro retailers are knowledgeable about current environmental threats and can help you make responsible plant choices.
Studies have shown that tree-lined and plant-filled main streets mean cleaner air, offer a distinctive sense of place and positive customer perceptions, all of which help make our communities a special destination for locals and visitors alike.
Beautify the Community
When you plant something at your home, your business or at local parks and schools, you are contributing to a better community.
If you don't have space to garden, consider helping out with a community project, patio pots, hanging flowering containers, window boxes or planting something indoors.
Nurture Mind, Body & Spirit
Being in nature or even the sight of plants, trees and flowers have all been scientifically proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and simply make us happier.
Who benefits: NH grow farms and facilities, your neighborhood small business retailers and landscape firms, plus the thousands of community members these NH businesses employ.
Help Local Growers
When you buy plants or services from your local garden center, greenhouse, nursery, florist or landscape company, you are supporting NH economy.
A well designed landscape not only adds beauty to your home, it can help cut your water use, improve your home’s comfort and lower your energy bills all year long.
The DOE Energy Saver 101 landscaping infographic covers everything you need to know about how your landscape can help you save energy and money.
"You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt."
Pollinators are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food we take each day, and yet pollinators are at a critical point in their own survival. Increasing the number of pollinator-friendly gardens & landscapes will help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators. Take the Million Pollinator Challenge and Plant Something to help improve their health and numbers!
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Here’s why science is proving gardening to be a top choice for illness prevention and healing
Trees can add value, cool your home, break the cold winds, reduce heating costs and more
"Being outside around trees and ornamental horticulture is proven to improve people’s mental health..."
See how this guerrilla gardener in South Central LA decided to Plant Something to feed his community
Pay Attention and Remember This.
"Being around plants helps people concentrate better in the home and workplace. Studies show that tasks performed while under the calming influence of nature are performed better and with greater accuracy, yielding a higher quality result. Moreover, being outside in a natural environment can improve memory performance and attention span by twenty percent."
--Dr. Charlie Hall, Chief Economist, AmericanHort
Healthy Landscapes = Healthy Communities
Healthy, well-managed lawns and landscapes are the root of happiness, providing a host of essential benefits for our families and our communities. For starters, they clean the air, provide a safe place where kids and pets can make memories playing outdoors, and protect us from disease-carrying insects.