6/29/17

How To Ensure That Everyone Can Enjoy The Family Garden


By on 6/29/2017 10:06:00 AM

Your backyard is the perfect space to enjoy some quality time with your whole family. However, you’ll want to create an environment that every loved one can appreciate and wants to spend time in. You children will need space to play and have fun, and there’ll need to be areas where the grown-ups can chill out and relax. Therefore, you might want to consider creating clear sections to your outdoor space and ensuring that everybody has somewhere they’ll take pleasure in. The following are some helpful tips and ideas if you’re planning to make your backyard an inclusive environment.

Play

There’s nothing like watching the kids run around, as they play in the sunshine (and hopefully wear themselves out in time for bed). Therefore, an open and clean lawn area is perfect for building dens, water fights, and even some monkey bars. Having a decent section of mowed grass will ensure that your little ones will be able to enjoy themselves, and will know that the lawn is where they should be playing, so that you can keep an eye on them as they’re splashing around in a paddling pool.

By asking your children to play on the grass; you’ll also eliminate any potential hazards, that can be found in overgrown areas, from harming your kids, as fresh turf and grass are easily maintained. You could pop a small storage space, or shed at the edge of the lawn, for garden games, inflatables, and tents to be tidied into with ease. Getting the kids to tidy up their stuff at the end of each day will teach them responsibility and will give you a clean view as you cook their dinner each evening.

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Rest

Now the kids are busy and happy; it’s time to think about an area for mom and dad to relax and unwind. Creating a separate, adults-only, section in your garden will allow to escape a little and maybe sit and enjoy a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning when the kids are watching cartoons. You can use gravel or paving to remove space from the rest of the lawn and place a bench, or seating area there. For some ideas on what garden furniture to pick, take a look here for inspiration.

Surround the seating with pot plants, a water feature, and any other breakable items that would be at risk on the lawn (footballs and frisbees can cause a lot of damage). It’s a little escape area for you and the grown-ups in the family, so make it as pretty as you like, with beautiful colors and delicious smells. Fairy lights and candles will enhance the atmosphere when the evening comes, and the kids are in bed, and you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of fizz among the twinkling lights.

By spending some time and effort on your backyard space; you’ll help to ensure that your family is utilizing the garden and getting the most they can from it. So, start looking online for ideas, and visit your nearest garden center; you’ll find help and inspiration on creating your dream family outside space.

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Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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