With half the world in lockdown due to Covid-19, many of us are rediscovering our backyards or gardens as a place to entertain the kids and get some fresh air. Many of us, however, are also realising that the space behind our homes isn’t as child-friendly or inviting as it could be to ensure that that our kids can run wild and get rid of some of their excessive energy. If you want to transform your garden into a playground and create an outdoor space for children and grandchildren to enjoy, keep on reading because I’m going to tell you some of the best ways to improve your garden.
To start your garden transformation, you need to have a good look at your garden as it is right now. It might be difficult to imagine it as a playground for your kids or a fun space to enjoy with all the family, but all the space you have can be used for loads of different things; you just need to find them. The main goal of this task should be to fit as much fun as you can into the space you have. To do this, think about your garden from the perspective of a child. What would you have enjoyed when you were little? What’s the play equipment your kids love most when you’re at a friend’s house or the park?
Outdoor toys and play equipment like swing sets, trampolines or water tables are available in most DIY or toy stores most places or even on local for sale groups, if you’re trying to watch your pennies and give your garden a makeover on a budget. Something that will really decide on the overall feel of your green oasis is the surface of your garden.
While tarmac or concrete might be the obvious choice for many, softer flooring options are a great option for families with young children. If you want a surface that does not only look great but that is also child-friendly, why not invest in artificial grass? Mowing, watering and weeding will all become things of the past and you will finally have the time to enjoy your garden how it should be enjoyed – playing with your kids.
Hopefully, this will give you a good idea of what needs to be done; if you want to start making your garden a better place for play. A lot of people ignore this area. But, this is causing our youth to lose their zest for the outdoors. And, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Do you and your kids spend time in the garden together? Is there anything you’d change about your garden to make it more child-friendly?
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