PowerGardening Activities and calories burned for each Season:
Note: Late Winter/Early Spring: (before almost all plants, bulbs, trees and shrubs have begun to bloom). This time of year provides one of the best times to get a fantastic PowerGardening workout!
Remember, everyday spent in your garden moving, bending, stretching, hauling and lifting, is a day you don’t need to spend in the gym!
If you haven’t been recently active, proceed slowly with lots of rest and water!
*Calories are approximate and based on a 150lb person. As a general rule: Most traditional gardening activities burn approximately 300 calories/hour
|Raking & sacking leaves left over from fall||370|
|Replanting frost heaved plants||305|
|Pruning tress & late flowering shrubs||305|
|Prune all spent perennials & dead annuals||270|
|Collecting & hauling broken tree branches & limbs||370|
|Cleaning leaves from inside of trees & shrubs||250|
|Dig & divide perennials before spring growth||370|
|Edge along the borders of beds||370|
|Digging up small tress and shrubs for relocation||408|
|Replanting dug up trees and shrubs in new locations||370|
|Dragging tarps filled with spring cleanup brush & debris||370|
|Add compost to freshly aerated soil (before mulching)||300|
|Dragging tarps with 40lb bags of mulch||370|
|Heavy mulching (shovelling, wheeling, dumping & spreading)||400|
|Turning a compost pile||408|
|Aerating soil / lawn with a pitchfork||408|
|Pressure washing patio / deck||340|
|Picking up & collecting sticks & small branches||300|
|Seeding / fertilizing lawn||170|
|Hauling large containerized plants||370|
|Clean bird feeders and birdbaths||270|
|Check soaker hoses, drip lines before mulching||170|
*Calories are approximate and based on a 150lb person. As a general rule: Most traditional gardening activities burn approximately 270-300 calories/hour.
Disclaimer: Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.