Children love exploring, discovering nature and getting muddy in the garden. Having a playground is a great place to let off some steam and have fun, however sometimes when it comes to child safety, it’s left as a last thought.
In the blink of an eye, kids will not only get themselves into trouble but also cut themselves or eat one of those lovely red berries!
If you want to make your garden a safe place for your child to play once they’re old enough, start planning for it as soon as they’re old enough.
Ensure That Gates And Fences Are Secure
Verify that each fence panel is securely attached if you already have a fence. It’s a good idea to lock gates to keep children safe and guests from entering, this will also keep strangers out. By constructing A 6-foot gate, you can allow them to play freely inside the garden without fear of them escaping and getting in the road.
Plants And Shrubs Should Be Checked
There are many plants and shrubs in the garden that are poisonous to children, such as roses, Rhododendrons, and mistletoe. When in doubt about whether a plant is safe and cannot identify it, it is best to remove it. It is also very dangerous to keep plant foods and pesticides in an unlocked container.
During children’s first few years, they are uncertain of their ability to walk, so having an even and safe surface in the garden is essential. In order to get a cleaner, flatter grassed area, paving should be levelled and you may wish to use artificial turf. Children can now have fun outside all year round since artificial grass won’t let them slip on the muddy grass. They can also enjoy playing outside without being concerned about bringing dirty things into the house.
Children can drown in less than two inches of water in ponds, which can pose a huge danger for them. If you want to keep a pond, you should ensure that it is secure and safe. A lockable gate can be erected around the pond, or you can cover the water with safety mesh or a grille if you have enough space. Ponds can sometimes be attractive to ticks and mosquitoes so it’s best to make sure you have a number for a tick control surface at certain times of the year.
Lock Up Your Garden Tools
You will have to hand them every tool you own if they are interested. Your tools should always be stored safely and away from children. For the safety of your child, it is best to keep lawnmowers, forks, and other sharp objects away from the ground so your child can explore.
Give Them Their Own Space
Create a separate space for your child to play in if you don’t want them to touch things you don’t want them to. Create a fun and safe area for them to play in if you have the space. With many toys and a climbing frame, our garden is a great place for our little one. Playing is what he does best here, leaving the naughty stuff to the girls.
This short guide should help you to get your garden safe for your kids. Do you have any other tips that you could share in the comments?