We all want our children to be safe in our own homes, but there are still some places around the house that can end up being quite dangerous without us really knowing. One such place is the garden. If your children love to play outside, you will no doubt want to make sure that your outdoor areas are free from any hazards or risks of injury, and that they can play outside without too many issues.
Do you think that your garden needs some work to get it up to scratch? Here are some great tips that can help you make your garden a safe haven for your children.
Cover All Sources Of Water
Water is one of the main dangers when you have young children in your garden. If they often play unsupervised outside, you should ensure that all water sources are covered up so that there is no risk of your child falling in. Your garden pond is one of the most obvious things that need to be covered, but you should also ensure that water butts and other large containers can’t be accessed as well, even if you think they are too high for your children to reach.
Go For Low Garden Furniture
If you are thinking of adding some new garden seating, you might want to look at some seats that are quite low to the ground. That way, your children won’t hurt themselves too much if they ever fall off them. Some sun loungers are a great option as they are probably the lowest garden furniture you can get. Make sure too that chairs and seating have soft cushions and fabrics on as extra protection.
Keep The Law Well Mown
It’s important that you keep on top of mowing your lawn. This way, the grass will be trim at all times, which will be safe for your children to play in. Your children will love to run around in the garden, and overgrown grass could cause them to trip over and hurt themselves. Plus, weeds can easily grow in long grass without you realising. Some weeds will be dangerous to children and will need to be removed as quickly as possible. Obviously, it will be easier to find them if your lawn is well mown.
Remove Poisonous Plants
It’s not only weeds you will need to remove – there could be some plants that could prove to be toxic to humans. Even if you know that you need to stay well away from them, your children might not understand, no matter how many times you tell them to stay away. So, it’s best to remove any poisonous plants straight away, even if they are really pretty. It is always better to be safe than sorry. You can always replace them with some other pretty flowers that aren’t so toxic.
There are a few more things that you might want to do to make your garden child-friendly, but the tips above should get you off to a very good start.
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