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Updated 19 March 2017
"Get Results Gardening" is a weekly newsletter-style email publication especially for the new, inexperienced or reluctant gardener in SE Qld.
It will include simple and achievable ideas, reliable plants, shortcuts, inspiration and motivation for a beautiful garden that compliments your house and makes your whole property more enjoyable to live in.
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Later in 2017, it's intended to make this publication available only through paid subscription (more details to come). To get the ball rolling meanwhile, free trial subscriptions are currently available. Try it out!
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Practical issues like space limitations, privacy worries and water restrictions, which affect most homeowners today, will be some of the main themes.
Other outlets now discuss home vegetable and fruit growing extensively, so edibles will not be the focus here.
Get Results Gardening is presented in a light-hearted, concise and easily-understood way. It's for someone who wants to improve their home and lifestyle with an attractive garden, but may be feeling overwhelmed or confused by all the information out there.
If that's not you, perhaps someone in your life could use some inspiration to get started? Send them this link!
Content will be tailored to south-east Queensland and northern NSW conditions (subtropical). However, there's sure to be something of interest to most Australian gardeners each week. Editions tailored to other Australian regions may be rolled out in the future.
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Improve your home / Enhance your life
Gardens make you feel better than balconies
In Austria, 811 people across a wide age range were questioned about their restorative value of their private lounges, terraces, balconies and gardens. Gardens were rated significantly better than balconies or terraces, with the restorative value increasing with the number of "natural elements" present in the garden. Age or gender made no difference, but the reported effectiveness of gardens did depend on the individual's ability to switch off from their worries and having a positive relationship with their gardens. "The message is that you should design your garden to be as close to nature as possible but, above all, you should enjoy it." A second study is further investigating the health-promoting effects of private gardens as well as more communal gardens. Source: Public Health Study: private gardens are more restorative than lounges (April, 2016)
Garden spend soars in U.S.
American spending on lawns and gardens jumped to $36.1 billion dollars in 2015 from a five-year low in 2014, according to the annual National Gardening Survey. Analysis suggests participation did not decline much during the economic downtown, but spending was curbed. It's estimated that about 75% of all U.S. households did some lawn and garden activities themselves in 2015, with 5 of the 6 million households new to gardening being "millenials". Source: Spending on Lawns and Gardens Jumps, Led by Millennials and Boomers (April 2016)
Anti-aging effects of trees
A Toronto-based analysis of urban greenspace and health indicates that having 11 more trees in a city block decreases cardio-metabolic conditions equivalent to an increase in personal income or being 1.4 years younger. Just 10 trees produces a self-reported increase in health perception equivalent to being 7 years younger. Source: Neighborhood greenspace and health in a large urban center (July 2015)
A study has looked at the the number of trees and income levels in seven U.S. cities. The findings? "Simply put, wealthier neighborhoods, regardless of their ethnic makeup, are more likely to have more and denser trees." Source: Boise State Economist Gets to the Root of Urban Tree Cover (April, 2015)
Good gardens reduce crime
A study in Philadelphia has correlated well-maintained vegetation with lower rates of certain crimes such as aggravated assault and and burglary. This could be partly due to the calming effect of greenery on behaviour, and partly due to the strengthened sense of community leading to greater vigilance by residents. Furthermore, the message that people care about their community - and are watching - is communicated with well- maintained gardens and public spaces. Source: Study examines deterrent effect of urban greening on crime (April 2014)