Fall is the time to get cozy and cuddle up. After the weddings, reunions, and bbq’s of the summer, it’s time to wind down and get recharged.
After a busy summer, the change of seasons and transition to autumn is the perfect time to recharge, re-evaluate your routines, and refresh your space. Here’s how to make mindful practices, create time for self-care, and enjoy the benefits of incorporating plants into your space.
Make Space for Rest
The key to a relaxing fall is relaxation. Without taking time to be still and slow down, you’re more likely to continue feeling rundown and tired. Rest can look different for everyone. It can mean curling up with a good book or journal, trying meditation or mindful exercises like yoga, binging your guilty pleasure tv shows, and or even tending to your houseplants or outdoor garden.
Refresh for Your Space
Adding ultra-lush greenery to your home is the best way to keep the summer feel going without the hectic schedule. Try large tree-like plants to up the green factor like a Bamboo Palm, Bird of Paradise, Fiddle Leaf Fig, or Money Tree. Place plants in spaces where you spend the most time, such as your living room or home office.
Rearrange Your Decor
Switch up any stale energy in your space by rearranging both your furniture and your houseplants. Plants in the kitchen? Absolutely. On your dinner table? Go for it. Plants hanging in the bathroom? 100% yes. For inspiration, check out our recommendations for the best plants for your living room, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen.
While you’re rearranging, think of some unusual places your plants could live. Placing plants in unexpected areas of your home sparks joy when you interact with plants in an area you normally wouldn’t. Plus, it adds visual interest to your space and reminds you to connect with your surroundings.
Be sure to keep in mind your plant’s lighting preferences when moving them around. You may need to slowly move them to their new spot over time as to not upset them or cause dropped leaves.
Create a Relaxing Plant Care Routine
Caring for plants can help you learn to slow down and be present in the moment. Put on a calming playlist, light a candle, and sip your favorite warm beverage while you water, trim, and fertilize your plant family. Learn how plant care and self-care can be one and the same from the perspective of content producer and plant parent Ricky Dorn featured in our Plant Care Chronicles series.
Plant Care As Self-Care
As you’re establishing your fall plant care routine, make sure your plants are prepped for the upcoming colder months. Fertilize for the last time, trim any old or dead leaves, and repot your plants to a new home if necessary. Check out our Grow-How™ Team’s tips for prepping your houseplants for the fall.