The coronavirus pandemic has swept across the world and changed all of our lives drastically. We aren’t able to do many of the things we’re used to doing. We can’t see extended family. We can’t see friends. We can’t see anyone we don’t live with. On top of this, our usual day to day routines have completely gone out of the window. Rather than going to work, we’re staying home. Rather than dropping the kids to school, they’re home too! Now, there are a huge number of tragedies and negatives that have resulted from this virus. But it’s also of the utmost importance that you try to see the positive in things and keep your chin up. One positive?
This is some great bonding time you can spend with your kids. It’s not often that you get days on end with your little ones. A problem that many of us are facing is that they want to get out and play, but can’t. This is where you can help. If you have a garden space, you’re extremely lucky and now is the best time to get it into ship shape to provide a space where you can spend some quality time with your little ones outdoors. Here are some steps you can take to achieve this!
Of course, to make the space safe and usable for little ones, you’re going to have to do a bit of basic gardening. Check any overgrown grass for sharp objects or debris that might have made its way into your garden. Once this is removed, mow the grass down so you can better monitor your garden. Pull any stinging nettles up. Remove any weeds or plants that have started growing in your garden that could potentially be toxic. Skirt the perimeters and make sure that they’re secure. Make sure there’s a lock on your back gate that the kids can’t open. These simple steps can make your garden a much safer environment for your little ones!
Consider a Garden Room
Sometimes it’s nice to have time outside the main body of your house, but sometimes the weather doesn’t allow for this. The perfect solution? A garden room. This lets you spend time down the end of your garden with your kid but will shield you from the elements. It can be extremely fun and whatever you want it to be. It can be a playroom, a games room, a guest room… you name it. You can find more info on this here.
You can get the kids involved in some gardening too. Dig out flower beds and help them to grow their own patch. This will be a fun activity for them, will prove educational and they’ll be thrilled when their plants actually grow!
The garden is a great place for bonding with your children. So, make the absolute most of it – especially now summer is fast approaching!