With the worldwide pandemic still at the forefront of most of our minds, many of us are still spending more time at home and less time out and about. Sure, restrictions are being lifted in many countries. But at the end of the day, encouraging kids to follow social distancing measures in public places can be difficult and you may still feel more comfortable spending the majority of your time in your personal space and in your private property. With the weather getting better, your little ones can have a great time in your garden and stay occupied for hours on end without having to go out and about. But this means you’re going to have to pay a little more attention to maintaining your outdoor space. Here are a few things you can do to ensure your garden is the perfect space for your kids to spend time in!
Secure the Perimeters
First things first, you need to make sure that the perimeters of your garden are completely secure. You don’t want your little ones getting out. Sure, you should supervise them the whole time they’re outside. But it only takes a second for a kid to slip through a gap or hole in the fence and be out in the outside world unsupervised. So, check around the whole perimeter of your garden fences. Never assume that everything is definitely in order. Over time, fence panels wear down and gaps or cracks may appear. Make sure to have any necessary repairs or replacements carried out by a professional fencing company.
Store Chemicals and Tools Safely
Most people have chemicals and tools that they use for gardening or DIY stored outdoors. This could include weed sprays, fertilisers, cleaners in terms of chemicals. It could include saws, hand trowels, pruning shears in terms of tools. These, of course, could prove extremely dangerous if they came into the hands of your little ones. So, make sure to store these all away safely. Generally, it’s worth investing in a lockable shed.
Cut Long Grass
Long grass might not seem all too hazardous. But it could actually prove potentially dangerous! Long grass could cover up dangerous objects that may have made their way into your garden. Broken glass, sharp rocks, faeces of wild animals. Keep grass short at all times to prevent your children from accidentally coming into contact with these things. You’ll be able to see and remove any potential dangers. If you can’t keep up with the work of mowing the lawn, you can look here for timber decking options. This is easier to maintain.
Know Your Plants
Flowers and plants can create a great atmosphere for your kids in your garden. But make sure to do your research before you purchase any bulbs, seeds, or sprout. Some plants are poisonous or toxic, so you should make sure they’re not in your garden. Make sure you only just child friendly and non toxic plants.
These are just a few tips and tricks that can help you to create the perfect child-friendly garden this summer! Hopefully, they’ll come in useful for you!