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How Gardening Can Reduce Stress

  • Post published:January 9, 2020

It’s fair to say that we all have to deal with our share of stress these days, whether in a work environment or a professional environment.

Stress is something that we can all handle, as long as we have outlets to release it on a regular basis.

Some people like exercise, some like loud music, some love to dance, and others, like all of us here at the Buderim Landscape Centre, love to garden! 

Once you catch the green-fingered bug, you will find that a lot of the daily tension in your life disappears for a few precious hours.

To help you understand, here are a few of the ways how gardening can reduce your stress levels.

  • It has been proven that getting out of the confines of your home and into nature can be good for the mood. Some people take this to mean hiking out in the woods, but something as small as spending time in your garden can be just as beneficial! Plan a project in your garden and you will find yourself spending much more time in the great outdoors.
  • A garden project is the kind of low stakes, high concentration combination that can really help to alleviate your mind from the stresses of other areas in life. Embarking on a green-fingered adventure will keep you mind off of other things, but equally isn’t so vital or crucial that it will end causing new stress on top of the old.
  • It might not feel like it at the time, but gardening can be seen as a form of good exercise. You are on your feet and outside for a stretch of time when you might otherwise be sat in front of the TV. It keeps you active in a low impact but positive way.
  • You get to benefit from the things that you plant! Not only does gardening and planting help to give you some escapism, but it is the gift that keeps on giving in the form of providing vegetables that can help to keep you nice and healthy.

So, if you want to test out our theory for yourself and need to get set up with the right landscape supplies on the Sunshine Coast, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!

We are confident that we have everything you might need in order to get started with a rewarding gardening project.

We look forward to being able to stock you up, and in turn help to reduce your stress levels!