If you have a garden and you have kids, you may not know where to start in making your garden kid friendly. Well, we know how difficult it can be to find the balance between a garden that you love and a garden that your kids can enjoy too. Not just that, but also a garden that is safe for them to enjoy and thrive in! In this post we are sharing 5 simple and fin ways to make your garden kid friendly. Read on for more tips that we are sure will help.
1) Add a climbing frame
One of the best things a kid could have in their own garden is a climbing frame or jungle gym. I always wanted to have one because why would you not?! Having your own set up is a great way to make sure that your kids are always active and burning off that extra energy.
A jungle gym doesn’t have to be a monstrosity in your garden either! There are so many lovely options to stimulate your kids minds and bodies. Find one that is age appropriate and that your kids can enjoy for years to come and that fit in your garden.
2) Set up a seating area
We all love to have a designated area to relax in and enjoy the outdoors. Whether it be to sit and have cup of tea or just have a rest and relax. A designated seating area is something we love as adults, so why not set up a seating area for our kids, too?
Add a table and chairs, or even add a baby hammock with stand to give your kids the ultimate seating and chill out area that they could long for.
3) Buy a trampoline
What parent hasn’t had their kid ask for a trampoline? Now, trampolines can be a pit pricey, but they do make for hours of fun. If you have kids in different age ranges you’ll see that a trampoline is a great way to bring them together.
4) Get the right plants
There are many types of plants that you can choose, but stick to more kid-friendly options to ensure that your kids can enjoy the garden safely. Some of the plants to consider are:
- Boston ferns
- spider plants
- African violets
- baby rubber plant
- baby’s tears
- areca palm
- gerbera daisy
- Christmas cactus among others.
Of course, it’s not just about plants. It’s also nice to be able to have grass. To have a nice garden you’ll need to buy quality grass seed and give it plenty of water. This will give you a great lush garden for your kids to play in.
5) Have the right equipment
Now that we’re chatting about plants, why not take it up a notch and try growing your own food. If you are going to get your kids interested in the garden, why not get them interested in gardening, too! From veggies to herbs your kids will love being able to be responsible for something, nurture it, and watch it grow.
There you go, I told you they’d be fun and simple ways to make your garden kid friendly!
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