The most satisfying gardening jobs – from planting seeds to scarifying the lawn
Garden lovers love to retreat and admire all the hard work they have done in their yard – from the lawn to the fences to the patio
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Mowing the lawn, watering plants, and sowing seeds are the most satisfying gardening chores according to research.
The top 45 gardening tasks also included cutting roses and growing and picking home-grown produce.
Working with power tools, using a laser level, and laying grass lawn were also on the list.
The survey of more than 1,500 gardeners found that they love to rake up fallen leaves and “scarify” the lawn, which means removing old grass and debris.
Almost three-quarters (73 percent) admitted finding certain gardening tasks oddly fulfilling – and said the most satisfying thing is to withdraw to see what you’ve done.
But more than seven in ten said that some gardening chores – like mowing the lawn or pulling weeds – are equally satisfying and frustrating because they know they have to repeat them in a matter of days.
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Kate Turner of Miracle Gro, who commissioned the study, said, “The British love for oddly satisfying gardening shows how good it can be for our sanity.
“Even in autumn and winter there are lots of small jobs that you can do to keep your garden in top shape.
“From cutting roses to mowing the lawn, it is always nice to take a step back to see his handiwork, regardless of whether it has to be done again in the next few days.”
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The survey also found that respondents spend 11 minutes a day thinking about gardening and take up to four days off a year just to work in their garden.
The colder months are a good time to start a gardening project, according to 68 percent. Half of adults expect to learn a new gardening skill this winter.
65 percent want their garden to look just as beautiful in autumn and winter as it does in summer, but 23 percent do not know how to maintain the same standard as the seasons change.
But 57 percent read gardening books and magazines and typically spend more than two hours a week watching gardening programs to learn more about the hobby.
And 63 percent of them find garden programs particularly relaxing.
When it comes to stress relief, nearly seven in ten adults surveyed through OnePoll would recommend gardening as a great way to unwind.
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In addition, 46 percent said their mental health would suffer if they didn’t garden.
Actress, TV personality and avid gardener Catherine Tyldesley has partnered with Miracle Gro to inspire people to go to their garden this fall this summer.
Catherine said, “Gardening is a great way to break away from everyday life as it offers a new focus.
“I’m not surprised that people don’t know how to spice up their gardens in the cold, as gardening is widely considered a“ summer job ”.
“It can be really rewarding to tidy up the outside area, especially in the fall and winter when the leaves are falling from the trees.”
TOP 45 SATISFACTORY GARDENING TASKS:
- Plant seeds / bulbs / plants
- Water all of your plants
- Mow the lawn
- Pruning in the garden
- See birds in your bird feeders / bird baths
- Dead flowers
- Finally pull out the last weeds
- Growing and harvesting home-grown products
- Repot plants
- Sow seeds
- Feed your plants
- Dead roses
- Break up fallen leaves
- Put fresh seeds in a bird feeder
- Jet washing the terrace
- Paint a fence
- Cut the hedge perfectly
- Sweeping your patio / patio
- Fill up the bird bath with fresh water
- Put up new garden furniture
- Painting the last coat of paint
- Set new limits
- Trim your herb garden
- Oil a loud hinge
- Successful removal of a screw that has lost its thread
- Search a huge pile of screws / nails and find the right one
- Drive nails into the wood
- Organize tools
- Use of power tools
- Lay out grass seeds
- With a drill
- Painting with a roller
- Scarify the lawn
- Laying the lawn
- grinding wood
- Set up a shelf perfectly
- Laying the terrace perfectly
- Watch the sprinkler system at work
- Remove paint from a brush
- With a tape measure
- Use a laser level
- Fixing a wobbly deck board
- Watch the paint dry
- Chemical removal of paint from doors, gates, etc.
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