Benefits of community gardening in strata complexes

Sydney Strata gardening is a way to manage a common garden shared among the residents of any place. Starting a garden for the community of strata complex is not only better for the members of that community in terms of health and access to lush green landscape, but it also improves the social interaction among different community members. This process does not require any special skills or expertise to get started. So, if you are thinking about starting a strata community lawn or garden in your locality then the first step is to get permission from the governing body of that area along with an agreement to start this process.

Here are some of the top 8 tips that you will need for your community garden setup:

Top tips for community gardens

  • Once your proposal for the community garden is approved and all the residents are aware of this project that you intend to start, then you must invite all of these people to participate in this project. You will be so surprised to know about the number of people who would love to join.
  • You should always set proper time schedules for gardening meetings regularly with the committee.
  • You should always have a plane beforehand regarding the things you intend to plant in your garden.
  • Always go for a diverse plan of action for plantation drive and plant a wide variety of vegetables that must include basil, rosemary, tomatoes and other popular herbs which are easy to grow in Australia.
  • You can even think about trying out the native Australian plants and vegetables.
  • If you have limited space then you should use self-contained planter boxes which would provide you with enough room to grow plants.
  • If you are planning to use seeds to plant in your community garden then make sure to add some of the mature plants as well. This will allow your garden to always have something on display.
  • To add vibrance and colour to your garden you must plant some beautiful flowers. 

Potential benefits of gardening at your strata complex

 

There are many benefits of gardening at your strata complex out of which access to fresh air and lush green plants is the most useful. These gardens also provide you with easy access to simple herbs and plants which are required on a daily basis in any kitchen. You will not be required to go out to the market each time to buy something small.

Apart from these benefits, strata gardening has also physical and mental health benefits, some of which are listed below:

Physical benefits of gardening

Gardening at your community will require plantation of new seeds along with digging and removal of weeds. These actions are extremely good for your physical health and they can help you burn calories while strengthening your heart at the same time.

Robert Hutchins, a medical physician quotes that, “There are physical benefits from doing the manual labour of gardening, it’s hard work to garden, and it provides some cardiovascular benefit”

Mental benefits of gardening

Along with many physical health benefits, gardening at your strata complexes is extremely beneficial for your peace of mind in a community. These acts can make you happy when you dig your hands into ground full of dirt and then water your plants daily while taking care of them. The lush green environment has a positive impact on your mental health. 

           Strata lawn maintenance can increase the level of serotonin in your body and thus reduces your anxiety. Community gardening also helps you reduce your symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Dr Hutchings says, “Gardening gives you a chance to focus on something and put your mind to work with a goal and a task in mind, which is helpful especially now with so much illness and death and talk of death, just to see things growing and things thriving.”

As we talked before, gardening at your strata complex is extremely beneficial for both your mental and physical health. It reduces your stress and along with it the need for people to worry about going out to buying small herbs at a high cost. This activity can improve the overall communication and social interaction among the community members. Strata gardening is a healthy activity which should be carried out by different community members of Australia.

 
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