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Whether you only have a tiny front yard or have what seems like acres of garden that needs attention, we can help you with all your garden maintenance needs. It might be a weekly, fortnightly or monthly service you require or perhaps a once-off garden maintenance package to get your garden looking its best. No matter what you’re looking for when it comes to taking care of your lawns or your garden, you’ll receive our outstanding level of service with our Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.

  • Mowing & Lawn Care
  • Lawn Restoration & Turf laying
  • Weeding & Pest Control
  • Hard and Soft Landscaping
  • Watering System & Irrigation Installation
  • Plant Selection
  • Tree & Hedge Trimming and Pruning
  • Soil Preparation & Restoration
  • Garden Mulching
  • Garden Clean Ups

The Garden that you deserve

Home Green Yard and Disability Activities Benefits

Yard Plants and Disable People Lives

Home gardens are a time-tested local strategy widely adopted and practised in various circumstances by local communities with limited resources and institutional support. It is evident from the literature that home gardens are a part of the agriculture and food production systems in many developing countries and are widely used as a remedy to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in the face of a global food crisis [2].

Global Home Garden and Disability Peoples

Globally, home gardens have been documented as an essential supplemental source contributing to food and nutritional security and livelihoods. ‘Food production on small plots adjacent to human settlements is the oldest and most enduring form of cultivation [3]. For centuries, home gardens have been an integral component of family farming and local food systems. Home garden is an ancient and widespread practice all over the world. In the literature, home gardens are classified as mixed kitchen, backyard, farmyard, compound or homestead garden [47].

About home garden

Home gardens are found in predominantly small-scale subsistence agricultural systems [8]. The very beginning of modern agriculture can be dated back to subsistence production systems that began in small garden plots around the household. These gardens have persistently endured the test of time and continue to play an essential role in providing food and income for the family [9]. Since the early studies of home gardens in the 1930s by the Dutch scholars Osche and Terra on mixed greens in Java, Indonesia [10], there has have been extensive.

The conurbation of Home Garden in Food Supply Chain

The household garden is a small-scale production system supplying plant and animal consumption and utilitarian items either not obtainable, affordable, or readily available through retail markets, field cultivation, hunting, gathering, fishing, and wage-earning. Household gardens tend to be located close to dwellings for security, convenience, and special care. They occupy land marginal to field production and labour marginal to major household economic activities. Featuring ecologically adapted and complementary species, household gardens are marked by low capital input and simple technology.

Backyard activities for people with disabilities

People with disabilities can be involved in many garden activities, including:

  • Watering
  • Digging, planting and sowing
  • Pruning and clipping
  • Weeding and mulching
  • Flower picking and arranging
  • Craft activities using materials from the garden
  • Harvesting garden produce
  • Cooking food from the garden.

Green Home Disability Health Benefits

Garden skills for people with disabilities

For people with disabilities, garden may help to improve:

  • Communication and social skills – from being involved in groups and community activities
  • Fitness – garden is a great physical activity
  • Confidence – garden helps to develop a range of new skills
  • Wellbeing – garden is a great way to relax and reduce stress levels
  • Physical ability – through improved motor skills
  • Nutrition – garden provides an opportunity to learn about healthy food
  • Knowledge – it’s a chance to learn about the environment and nature
  • Enjoyment of life – garden is a beautiful leisure activity where tasks and routines can be varied and shared.

Making a garden easy to use for people with disabilities

To provide easy and safe access and to accommodate people with a range of disabilities, you may need to make some modifications when planning your garden, including:

  • Raise garden beds to help people with physical restrictions and avoid bending and stooping.
  • Provide tables that are wheelchair accessible where people can do potting and planting together.
  • Use pots, window boxes, wheelbarrows and raised containers to make garden more accessible – these can also be used when space and sunlight are limited.
  • Provide retractable hanging baskets that can be pulled up and down to be within easy reach.
  • Use containers with wheels, which can be moved around easily to accessible positions and catch the sunlight.
  • Keep paths smooth, non-slip, accessible and level. 
  • Have a water supply handy and place plants together according to their water needs.
  • Have an equipment storage area or shed nearby.
  • Provide shade for working in the garden in summer (remember to use hats, sunscreen and other sun protection).
  • Provide ready access to toilets.
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Garden equipment for people with disabilities

Garden equipment can be adapted in many ways to suit people with varying disabilities. Consult an occupational therapist for expert advice. Suggestions include:

  • Use tape, foam padding, bicycle grips and PVC pipe to improve grip and handle length on tools.
  • Find specific ergonomics (designed to reduce discomfort) and enabling tools available at some hardware shops.
  • Use gloves that have a sticky surface or gloves with gripper dots.
  • Use of splints and supports may also be appropriate – consult an occupational therapist.
  • Look for lightweight tools that are easier to handle.

Plant selection for people with disabilities

Consider using varieties of plants that have sensory and textural qualities. Sensory plants have unique sound, smell, taste, touch and visual attributes.

Examples of great sensory plants include:

  • Touch – woolly lamb’s ear, succulents (such as aloe vera), bottlebrush species, snapdragons
  • Taste – basil, strawberries, peas, rosemary, carrots, cherry tomatoes
  • Smell – jasmine, sweet peas, lavender, pelargoniums, native mint bush, lemon balm
  • Bright colour – daffodils, rainbow chard, marigolds, pansies, sunflowers
  • Sound – corn, bamboo and grasses rustle against each other when the wind blows.

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