The most satisfying gardening jobs – from planting seeds to scarifying the lawn


Gardening enthusiasts love to step back and admire all the hard work they have put into their garden – from the lawn to the fences and patio.

Brits who love gardens love to step back and admire all the hard work they have put into their gardens

Mowing the lawn, watering the plants, and sowing seeds are the most satisfying gardening jobs, according to research.

The 45 best gardening tasks also included deadhead roses and growing and picking local produce.

Working with power tools, using a laser spirit level, and laying sod were also on the list.

The survey, conducted among more than 1,500 gardeners, found that they love picking up dead leaves and “scarifying” lawns, which means removing old grass and debris.

Almost three-quarters (73%) admitted some gardening tasks were oddly satisfying – and said stepping back to see what you’ve been up to was the most satisfying aspect.

But more than seven in ten people say some gardening tasks – like mowing the lawn or weeding – are equally satisfying and frustrating, knowing they will have to do them again in a few days.

Picking local produce has been named one of the most satisfying tasks for gardening enthusiasts


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Kate Turner, of Miracle Gro, who commissioned the research, said: “The British love for weirdly satisfying gardening jobs shows how good it can be for our mental health.

“Even in autumn and winter there are a lot of small jobs you can take care of to keep your garden in top condition.

“From roses to dead heads to mowing the lawn, it’s always nice to step back to see your work, no matter if it needs to be redone in the next few days.”

The survey then found that those surveyed spent 11 minutes a day thinking about gardening and took up to four days off a year just to work in their garden.

The colder months are a great time to start a gardening project, according to 68%, with half of adults expecting to learn a new skill in the garden this winter.

Up to 65% would like their garden to be as beautiful in the fall and winter as it is in the summer, but 23% do not know how to maintain the same standards throughout the seasons.

But 57 percent read gardening books and magazines, and typically spend more than two hours a week watching gardening programs to learn more about the hobby.

And 63 percent of them find gardening programs particularly relaxing.

When it comes to relaxing, nearly seven in ten adults, surveyed via OnePoll, would recommend gardening as a great way to switch off.

Avid gardeners also love to see birds enjoying their gardens.


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Additionally, 46% said that if they did not garden, their mental health would suffer.

Actress, TV personality and avid gardener, Catherine Tyldesley has partnered with Miracle Gro to inspire people to step out in their backyards this fall, with tips and ideas on what can be done to make your garden so beautiful. this season only in summer.

Catherine said: “Gardening is a great way to break away from everyday life because it offers a new direction.

“It doesn’t surprise me that people don’t know how to spruce up their gardens when it’s cold out, because gardening is widely considered ‘summer work’.

“It can be very rewarding to tidy up your outdoor space, especially during the fall and winter periods when the leaves are falling from the trees. “


  1. Plant seeds / bulbs / plants
  2. Water all your plants
  3. To mow the lawn
  4. Weeding
  5. Pruning around the garden
  6. See birds in your bird feeders / baths
  7. Breathtaking flowers
  8. Finally bring out the last weed
  9. Cultivate and gather local products
  10. Repot your plants
  11. Sowing seeds
  12. Feed your plants
  13. Breathtaking roses
  14. Picking up the dead leaves
  15. Put fresh seeds in a bird feeder
  16. Jet washing the terrace
  17. Painting a fence
  18. Perfectly prune a hedge
  19. Sweep your patio / patio
  20. Fill the birdbath with fresh water
  21. Installation of new garden furniture
  22. Paint the last coat of paint
  23. Put a new frontier
  24. Prune your herb garden
  25. Oil a noisy hinge
  26. Successfully remove a screw that has lost its thread
  27. Sort a huge pile of screws / nails and find the one you need
  28. Hammering nails in wood
  29. Organizational tools
  30. Use power tools
  31. Laying grass seeds
  32. Using a drill
  33. Painting with a roller
  34. Scarify the lawn
  35. Lawn grass laying
  36. Sanding wood
  37. Obtain a perfectly aligned shelf
  38. Perfect installation of a terrace
  39. Watching the sprinkler system at work
  40. Clean paint from a brush
  41. Using a tape measure
  42. Using a laser spirit level
  43. Repairing a wobbly deck board
  44. Watch the paint dry
  45. Chemically remove paint from doors, gates, etc.

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