Tips for Creating a Family Friendly Garden During Lockdown
4th February 2021
Spending long days at home cooped up indoors, can take its toll on most people after a while, especially for those with young children at home. Having a nice family friendly garden that you can enjoy when the weather is nice can be a lifesaver. While it may seem like you need to put a lot of work in initially to get it looking just right, there is no denying you can reap the rewards year after year if you put in a little effort regularly to keep on top of any garden maintenance.
Creating a family friendly garden
If you are stuck for ideas on turning your outdoor space into a family friendly oasis for those warmer days, then we can help you out with some ideas on creating a child-friendly outdoor space that is pleasing to both kids and adults alike.
A great way to get the kids involved in working in the garden is to create a little patch where you can start to grow some easy fruits and vegetables. You don’t need a big area at all and getting the kids involved means that not only are you getting them outdoors and staying active, but giving them a responsibility. By involving them and working with them to nurture and grow your seeds into edible food, you are helping to teach them valuable skills they can take with them for life.
If you are lucky enough to have a large garden, then why not dedicate a section to housing outdoor equipment? Football goals, trampolines, summer houses or climbing frames and swing sets are all typical items found in family gardens. When it comes to designing a family-friendly garden, make sure to factor in space to house any future play equipment.
If you have a lawn in this area of your garden, make sure you keep it in the best condition so it is ready for use whenever that time maybe. Regular mowing and making sure you use the right type of grass seed for your lawn will help keep the lawn green and lush for years to come regardless of what you use the space for.
A Shaded Oasis
Whilst you may love being out in the sun all day, younger children especially can suffer if they are in direct sunlight for too long. Especially during the hottest part of the day. Create a shaded oasis in a sheltered part of the garden for kids and adults to relax in out of the sun. Maybe this could be on a patio area that leads to the house where you can add an awning or pergola, or even a garden room with doors which open out on to the garden. If you are green-fingered, why not add some climbing plants to the structure to provide an extra covering layer from the sun.
Add in some seating – an outdoor patio set or garden furniture for the whole family to relax on and make the most of your outdoor space by making it almost like another room in your house.