Spring is finally in evidence as daffodils and flowering trees start to bloom. You can expect the inevitable April showers this month but with sunny days too, when you can turn your attention to the lawn. It’s an exciting month as we kick start May celebrating National Gardening Week 2018.National Gardening Week (April 30 – May 6) was launched seven years ago by the Royal Horticultural Society and aims to become the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. This year is all about sharing your passion for plants.
The health benefits of gardens and gardening are broad and far-ranging. Gardening can play an active role in promoting good health and preventing ill-health and could have long-term implications for reducing healthcare costs.
Access to gardens and gardening has been linked to reducing depression, loneliness, anxiety and stress and can also benefit people with heart disease, cancer, obesity and dementia by alleviating symptoms, while also improving balance, helping to prevent falls in other people and reducing the number of hospitalisations.
Our care companions take the worry out of keeping your garden as you wish it to be. They can look after your garden, assist with the maintenance and tackle other work. Some of our clients like tidy pots, closely clipped hedges and roses that are dead-headed promptly. Other people just want the lawn mowed occasionally and the shrubs kept generally in order.If you or a loved one would like to find out more about our Community-Based Care and Support services about the care services we offer visit our page here