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Creating A Safe Garden For Your Family

Kids like to go on adventures, learn about nature, and play in the dirt in the garden. Even though playgrounds are a great way for kids to let off steam and have fun, they aren't always thought of when it comes to child safety.

Kids never seem to know when they are in danger, and although it's nice to think that you can watch them every single minute of the day, it's not possible. This is why it is important for you to make sure your garden is as tidy and safe as possible:

If you want your garden to be a safe place for your kids to play when they're older, start planning when they're still young.

Keep Gates And Fences Secure

If you already have a fence, check again to make sure each panel is attached correctly. It's a good idea to lock gates so that children, guests, and strangers stay safe. Then you can let them play in the garden without worrying that they will run out and into the street. If your gate has locks, put them higher up so that small children can't reach them and open them without you knowing. As part of your seasonal pool maintenance, you should also make sure that your pool is protected so they can't get access without you.

Be Careful With Plants And Shrubs

There are a lot of dangerous plants and bushes in the yard, like roses, Rhododendrons, and mistletoe. If you don't know what a plant is and you're not sure if it's safe or not, it's best to get rid of it. Putting plant food and insecticides in a container that isn't secure is also a bad idea.

Safe Places To Play

Because kids don't know how to walk for their first few years, it's important that the ground in the garden is even and stable. Paving needs to be levelled, and artificial turf could be used to make a space with grass that is cleaner and straighter. Now that you have artificial grass, your kids can play outside every day of the year without worrying about slipping on the mud. They can also enjoy playing outside without worrying about bringing dirty things inside. Mosquitoes are the most common pests in gardens, and Ozzi Mozzie bug repellent can help you protect your children while they play.

Ponds Are Risky

Having a pond in a safe garden is a no-no, because children can drown in as little as two inches of water, making it a very dangerous place for them to play. Make sure your pond is safe and secure if you want to keep one. You can put a lockable gate around it, or if you have enough room, you could wrap the water with security netting or a screen. Ticks and mozzies might be drawn to ponds, so use protection to keep them away and avoid getting bitten.

Garden Tools Should Be Locked Away

If they want to help, you'll have to give them all of your tools. Keep your tools out of reach of children at all times. For your child's safety and so he or she can explore, keep lawnmowers, shovels and other sharp tools off the ground.

Create Their Own Space

Make a separate place for your child to play if you don't want them to touch things you don't want them to. If you have the room, give them a place to play that is fun and safe. Climbing frames made of wood are great for kids' spaces. If you give them some toys, a sandbox, and a mud kitchen, they can play outside for hours.

This short guide should help you make your garden safe for kids. Do you have any other ideas that you'd like to share in the comments?