The Perfect Pastime: Why It Might Be Time To Get Into Gardening

Gardening is one of Australia’s most joyful hobbies. We are blessed with beautiful weather that makes getting into the garden a healthy and invigorating experience. What’s more, we are blessed with the ability to grow all kinds of fruits, vegetables and edible plants, further amplifying the fun and excitement to be had in the backyard!

So, if you’ve been pondering the fun to be had in your very own backyard, here are a few reasons why you’re onto a winning lead:

  1. You can beautify your garden 

Is the reason behind your sudden inclination to become a fertiliser fanatic the fact that your garden has become a little… decrepit? If your lawn’s lost its lushness, your plants are looking paltry and your trees testing the boundaries then you’ll find a wonderfully healthy hobby of beautifying the backyard!

Whether it’s adding new and vibrant seasonals to elegant plant pots, mowing back the lawn so that it doesn’t look like your home is well-abandoned or pruning back some hedges that have simply gone too far, gardening is obviously one of the best ways to beautify your home.

  1. It’s a lot of fun 

Because any healthy activity in the sun is a lot of fun and gardening is absolutely no different. You get to enjoy all the wonderful nature we Aussies are blessed with whilst seeing exactly the seeds of your labour become vibrant fruits. What’s more, this is a great pastime to enjoy with the kids, especially if you can see that they already have an eye for yard artistry.

Gardening is one of those hobbies that always provides new and exciting challenges. What’s more, seeing the work you put in become delightful and vibrant plants (or delicious fruit and veg) is a joy that makes being in the garden one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have at home!

  1. It’s good for your health 

Most forms of physical activity are good for our health and gardening obviously falls under this category. It is great for our cardio health as well as for relieving muscle tension. What’s more, it’s a great stress release, as you can mindfully focus your time on the work at hand, as opposed to getting caught up in worries about the past or future.

But the health benefits go further than the actual act of gardening itself, and why? Because you have the potential to grow so many organic fruits and vegetables right there in your own backyard. Australia is blessed with the perfect for growing all types of fruit and veg in different climates and at different times of the year – it’s a wonderful thing to capitalise on!

  1. It’s a creative hobby 

Being creative is great for our health and happiness, and so undertaking this fun and creative pastime is a great way to show your artistic side through a living medium. Yes, you can treat your garden as if it were a blank canvas, planting a series of gorgeous seasonals that can be rotated and replaced as you continue your work.

Some of the world’s great artists loved their gardens (think Bonnard and Monet) and essentially saw them as extensions of their work. You too can create a beautiful space that enlivens and invigorates the senses as if it were a prized masterpiece.

  1. It’s a simply joy

Gardening is one of life’s great pastimes. It soothes the soul whilst allowing us to create a lush and lively garden space to enjoy year-round. It makes us realise that there is so much beauty right there at home that was just waiting for us to make it happen.

It is a true joy and one you will love getting into!