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How To Make Sure Your Garden Is Child-Friendly

How To Make Sure Your Garden Is Child-Friendly

Photo by  Dan Wayman  on  Unsplash

Photo by Dan Wayman on Unsplash

How To Make Sure Your Garden Is Child-Friendly

As your children start to learn to crawl and move around by themselves, it is important to make sure that all areas of your home are designed around their wellbeing, and this includes your garden. It is not only important to make sure your garden is safe, it is also important to make sure you have designed it to meet their developmental needs too. 

Equipment

No matter what age they are, there is so much garden play equipment available which has been designed around their needs and which can encourage them to play outside.  From impressive forts where they can pretend to be a king, to little slides that help them to build up their courage, let them choose their favorite and watch as they enjoy spending more and more time outdoors. 

Lawn Maintenance 

When children play on the lawn, you’ll soon start to see it showing signs of wear and tear so it’s important to make sure that you can look after it properly. Why not check out a company like Lawncare.net to help you when it comes to your lawn maintenance. You should make sure that your garden always looks visually appealing to your children to entice them to play outside.

Trees

It is a well-known fact that children love to play in trees. They make great hiding places and they can really help them to develop a sense of adventure. They also make good secluded spots if they’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by something. Plant some trees in your garden and watch them grow together. 

Flowers

Another easy way to create a beautiful garden for your children to play in is to plant lots of fantastic flowers. Watching plants transform as the seasons change can be a great learning experience for them and planting them can be a fun, bonding experience for you. You could even plant fruit and vegetables to teach them where they come from and use them to cook delicious healthy meals with your children.

Wildlife

It is important to teach your children all about animals and wildlife, and there’s no better place to do that than in your own garden. There are lots of things you can do to attract wildlife to your garden for example, you could get bird baths and bird feeders or choose really bright and colorful plants to attract animals like bumble bees.

Safety

Don’t forget that if you’re going to allow your children to play in the garden you must make sure that you have safety-proofed it first. Any water features need to be shallow and if not, they need to have a barrier of some kind around them so that you children cannot accidentally fall in. Most children’s play equipment comes already safety-proofed but don’t take this for granted. And finally, make sure the garden as a whole is cordoned off so that they cannot leave without you knowing, potentially heading into a dangerous situation. 

As you can see, there are lots of ways to make your garden a stimulating yet safe place for you children to learn, grow and develop. From investing in toys to growing trees and flowers and attracting an interesting array of wildlife. 

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