If you’d like to encourage your children to spend more time playing in your garden, continue reading to discover 8 tips which will help you create the perfect child-friendly garden.
How to create the perfect garden for your children:
1. Have a one of a kind custom playground built for your children
Imagine how excited your children will be to find a custom-built playground in the middle of your garden. You may even want to consider getting your children to help you design the perfect playground. As an example, if your children love pirates, you may want to design a pirate-themed playground which features a flying fox from a realistic crow’s nest. If you would like some more ideas on creating the perfect garden you could always do some research online on sites like moderniser.co.uk.
2. Design a classic treehouse for your children
If you’re fortunate enough to have a suitable treehouse in your garden to build a treehouse, it’s well worth building a treehouse for your children and their friends to play in.
3. Consider installing a sunshade
If your family spends a lot of time outside in the warm summer months, it may be a wise move to install a sunshade in one corner of your garden.
4. Grow plants which are known for attracting butterflies
To attract butterflies to your garden, consider planting lavender plants and perennial wallflowers, both of which are likely to attract butterflies to your garden.
5. Add a small, decorative water feature to your garden
As children love playing around in water, especially when it gets hot, you may want to add a shallow water feature to your garden. As examples, you can’t go wrong installing a small water fountain or placing a birdbath in your garden. As your little ones will love watching cute little birds frolicking in your bird bath.
6. Set up a vegetable garden in one corner of your garden
As most children enjoy putting on a pair of wellington boots and helping their parents in the garden, you may want to set aside a bit of space in your garden to set up a mini vegetable garden. As children love watching plants such as pumpkins and lettuce grow and will be more likely to eat vegetables, which they’ve grown themselves.
7. Place a bench or some comfortable outdoor seats in your garden
Instead of watching your children playing in your garden from your kitchen window, it’s a great idea to place a bench or some outdoor furniture in your backyard. So you’ll be able to enjoy a coffee with friends or to read a book, while still being able to keep an eye on your children.
8. Build a birdhouse with your children which you’ll be able to place in a tree in your garden
If you want to attract birds to your garden and enjoy fun DIY tasks, it’s well worth getting out a toolbox and building a birdhouse with your children. If your children are too young to help you build your birdhouse, you can always leave the task of painting your birdhouse to your children.
So, if you’re currently in the process of designing a child-friendly garden which will delight your children and provide your family with countless hours of entertainment, it’s well worth implementing some of the ideas listed above to your design.
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