5 Reason Why Gardening With Your Family Is Actually A Good Thing

by Callen Charles

We know the weekend is just a few days away and we’re planning the activities to do this weekend with our family. Yet, maybe your family doesn’t want to go somewhere and they rather be closer to home. Of course it’s fine. Perhaps your family decided to do some gardening work together with you. Yes, it may sound boring but it’s actually a good bonding time that teaches oneself a lot of things. One piece of advice I have to give before I start is to get garden sheds from EasyShed, as they help you to keep everything nice and organised so that it doesn’t become stressful.

1. Learning

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Children learn responsibility when the family plants a garden. They will have to water and check the plants like they would any other chore. Not only is this a great lesson, but it will give the child a sense of pride and accomplishment.

2. Increase Self-Esteem

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Youth gardening increases self-esteem, helps develop a sense of ownership, helps foster relationships with family, and increases parental involvement at school.

3. Family Coming Together

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Research shows that strong families have certain character traits. Traits that includes commitment, spending quality time together, working and having fun together, building traditions and communicating with each other. Family gardening implements each of the traits and strengthens family bonds.

4. Stress Reliever

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Gardening is excellent stress relief for a combination of fascinating reasons: exposure to fresh air and sunlight, relaxing and repetitive tasks, and even contact with harmless bacteria in the soil that helps release serotonin in the brain.

5. Better Communications

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Rather than plastering your phone on ear, just put it away something not at arms length and just enjoy engaging with your family through face-to-face conversation. This will actually create a better bond between your family.

If you live in Sydney and are in need of garden design or maintenance services, contact Garden-R Garden Maintenance if you are ready to turn your garden into a fantastic outdoor living space for your home!

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