Getting kids to spend more time out in nature, taking in the fresh air and sunlight can be tough if you don’t have a nice garden. Kids have very active imaginations, but there’s not a lot they can do with a bare garden!
If you want to make your garden a little more kid-friendly, then here you’ll find a few changes you can make that kids will go nuts for. Take a look and see what you can do!
Create An Area For Imaginative Play
Start by creating an area for imaginative play. You don’t need to have a huge area for this – you could even use a plant pot if you like! Create a scene that could be reminiscent of times when dinosaurs roamed the earth, or even create a whimsical fairy garden.
Make It Colourful
A colourful garden can ignite many senses and make it look so much more appealing. Add colorful rocks and stones, and don’t forget about plants and plant pots. There are numerous ways you can add color, so don’t be boring!
Grow Herbs and Vegetables
Growing herbs and vegetables is a wonderful lesson for kids. Those who do this are more likely to eat healthily and try a variety of foods. You can include the herbs and veggies in your meals, so not only are you teaching kids how to garden and about different foods, you’re saving money on your food shopping!
Giving kids their own vegetable patch could be really exciting for them.
Keep It Low Maintenance
Having a low maintenance garden is quite important if kids are going to be playing on it all the time. When grass is regularly used, it can become sparse and less vibrant. Artificial Grass could be the solution to this. It’s bright, really easy to maintain, and won’t lose its looks. You can barely tell the difference, and it doesn’t need a lot of maintenance, either.
Invest In The Basics
Don’t forget to invest in the basics so your kids have a lot of choice in the garden. Buy chalk and let them get creative on the floor, give them hula hoops and skipping ropes, and make sure they have climbing frames, trampolines, slides, and swings. Having their own park area in the garden will delight them and have them spending hours outside – all the more time away from screens!
Give Them A Hideaway
Give the kids a place to hide away, such as a den or a tipi. This can shelter them from the hot sun, as well as give them a quiet place to read and relax that feels cosy. It can also be a good idea to ensure privacy in the garden by using trees and shrubs. This ensures that nobody walking by can peer in the garden and that you deter any criminals. Just ensure you don’t give them anywhere to hide – install lighting, CCTV, and try to put yourself in their shoes to consider where they might hide. This will keep everybody safe.