CREATING A KIDFRIENDLY BACKYARD

backyard of house with some trees

It’s good to maximize the space you have by landscaping your backyard. This will allow you to create a beautiful and inviting outdoor space. When designing your backyard, it is crucial to remember your children if you are a parent. Your backyard should be safe and fun for children, but also attractive enough for adults. These tips will help you create a child-friendly backyard.

Safety

When designing your backyard, safety should be a priority. While scraped knees are normal, you can take steps to reduce the chance of injury. Look around your yard to identify potential danger areas for children. Then, find solutions. You can make your yard safer by installing a fence around it and fencing water bodies like a pond, pool, or fountain. Non-slip surfaces are best for walkways, patios, decks, and patios. This reduces the chance of falling and slipping. Avoiding flowers that attract bees is another safety concern.

Maintain a Lawn

It’s a great place for children to play and run on. They can also use the play pool and sprinklers to keep their plants healthy during the summer. Your lawn will be stronger and withstand a lot of use by choosing strong grass like Bermuda or Kentucky Bluegrass.

Plant Care

Many common plants can be toxic or poisonous. Make sure you carefully choose the plants you want for your garden. Children and pets can be injured by irises, daffodils, and calla lilies as well as azaleas and holly. Before you add plants to your yard, make sure to check with the nursery. Avoid prickly plants like sago palms or cactus. They can inflict injury on children if they fall into them.

Create a Secret Place

You can designate an area for your children to use as a hiding place, such as a secret garden or a treehouse. These places are great for encouraging imagination and children love them. You can make it as simple as you want, but it should be safe and comfortable.

Build a Bat House

Easy to build or buy bat houses are a great addition to your yard. You can place them around your yard or in trees, and then you can sit outside with your children to watch the bats chase insects. You will not only have fun with your kids, but you’ll also be able to keep your yard free of insects.

Create a Children’s Garden

Gardening is fun and a great way to spend quality time with your children and to teach them where food comes from. Choose easy-to-grow veggies that you and your childlike. Then, enjoy the joy of watching your food grow right from seed. Children are likely to eat vegetables if they grow them.

It takes some creativity and planning to design a safe space for children. However, it is well worth the effort. We understand the importance of safety for your lawn and your family. Ask us about our products, services, and the safety precautions we take for your lawn to be beautiful and safe!


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