How To Create A Safe Garden For Your Children

If you’ve moved into a new home, or you children are getting to that age where they’re full of energy and feel the need to sprint at full pace when playing, your garden may need to be redesigned or edited to be safer. If so, you’re not alone because there’s hardly anything more wonderful than watching children or grandchildren enjoying themselves in the outdoors when they’ll be getting valuable exercise and fresh. Rather than being cooped up in a room on their gaming console, you can bring the fun outside into the sun and onto the green grass, and in the process fight pests like obesity and diabetes. Unfortunately, accidents do happen the garden and do get harmed meaning that the untamed environment can cause them to hurt themselves. However, there are ways in which the most common flaws can be taken out, but the fun still remain.

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Secure the parameters Children are naturally boisterous, and a little curious, and have bundles of pent up energy which can explode when set free. This can be dangerous if your garden is not properly closed off with a parameter such as a fence a secure back yard gate. Contrary to popular belief, children are quite strong and can get up to mischief in the short space of time it takes to make a cup of coffee. If your garden isn’t hedged, companies like Florida Fence make residential fencing which can redefine your property’s value and keep your kids safe. Fix a locked gate to your front garden if your children frequently play out in the front yard. Should their ball roll out into the road, they will be slowed down when running at it, by the fence and gate impeding their speed. 

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Close off the barbecue It goes without saying that barbecues get extremely hot and children are fascinated with fire. There’s nothing better than a summer with a cookout with friends and family, but that presents several hazards coupled with the pleasure. Barbecue cutlery such as knives, forks, and tongs can become weapons in the wrong hands, so keep them out of sight and out of reach from children at all times. When you’re finished with the grill, leave them in the shed, or a tool box and lock the door or lid with a padlock. Use plastic gloves and paper plates if you can, so any broken clay plates that shard won’t stab the feet of your guests and children.

Put the tools away safely Children love to imitate their heroes which at a young age will most likely be their parents. A tool left lying around pose a great threat to their fragile bodies. However, children don’t know the difference because they love to play the adult and this may stray them to your power tool which they perceive as play toys. Ensure, that these dangerous items have a place in the garden where they are kept out of the reach of children; such as a shed or a large locked tool case. The same applies to gardening tools such as rakes, trowels and gardening appliances such as lawn mowers, weed trimmers, and hedge cutters.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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