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Jordan Springs residents demonstrate pride for their patch

Jordan Springs residents have taken to their gardens to lay the foundations for an aesthetically pleasing space for themselves, their guests and neighbours who regularly pass by their home.

The Lendlease Jordan Springs team were impressed by the calibre of entries submitted as part of the Proud of our Patch competition, making it incredibly hard for them to choose the winners!

11 entrants received Bunnings Warehouse vouchers to assist them in their gardening journey, with the prize pool totaling $1,200.

Lendlease Social Sustainability Manager Greg Belle said it was fantastic to see how passionate Jordan Springs residents are about beautifying their garden and overall property.

“Some of the entries we’ve received through the Jordan Springs Proud of our Patch competition have truly been amazing,” Greg said.

“From very green grass through to beautifully landscaped gardens, it’s fantastic to see local residents getting in the garden and positively contributing to the aesthetic of their streetscape.”

Thank you to everyone that participated in this year’s Proud of our Patch competition – see below for some of the winning entries!

The lush green grass at Andrew Falzon’s place impressed our judging panel.

This eye-catching letterbox at Shirley Sunga’s home caught our attention!

Another beautifully landscaped property by Tannith Carson.

Did you know that getting out in the garden has a multitude of benefits for both you and your property? We outline some of the top reasons for pursuing gardening as a hobby below!

Beneficial for your mental health and overall wellbeing: Gardening is a peaceful activity that almost anyone can participate in. Rolling up your sleeves and donning a set of garden gloves allows you to relax, focus, connect with nature and of course, feel a sense of achievement once the hard yakka is done. It’s also a relatively cheap and easy activity to enjoy with your partner, children or grandchildren, so the next time you’re looking for something creative to do, don’t discount the art of gardening.

Adds value to your property: Of course, having a well-kept garden adds to the overall aesthetic of your home, but did you know it can actually improve its financial value? A well-polished garden coupled with great landscaping can increase the value of a home by 15 to 20 per cent. Conversely, Ray White Australia reports that having a poorly maintained lawn and garden area can reduce property values by anything between five and 15 per cent. So, if you’re looking for some motivation to get out in the garden this weekend, consider the value you could be adding to your abode!

Can contribute to the health of our local ecosystems: Not only does a beautiful garden look good, it can actually contribute to the health of ecosystems if you’re planting native plants to the local area. Native plants help insects and animals to flourish, and usually require less water to survive. Helping our local environment doesn’t have to stop there.  You could introduce a number of sustainable items to your garden such as a native stingless bee hive, a compost garden, or worm farm – the opportunities are endless!

Save money by growing your own fruit and vegetables: While there will be an initial financial outlay, growing your own fruit and vegetables can shave some serious dollars from your grocery bills in the long run. The Greater Sydney region is a mild, warm temperate zone, meaning it’s fairly easy to grow plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables. It’s always a good idea to conduct research into the best time of year to plant your desired fruit and vegetables to get the best results.