How to Make Your Garden More Kid-Friendly: 6 Tips You Can Use

Before you have children, the safety of your garden might not be a top priority. However, as your family starts to grow, you may want to pay attention to its design. You want it to be as safe as possible for your little ones from the get-go. There are, therefore, some techniques you can use to ensure that this becomes a reality.




Of course, as they grow you’ll also want to make it child-friendly in the sense that it’s a fun area for them to enjoy – as well as being safe. But, regardless of their age, here are 6 tips that you can use to help transform it into an environment that they love to explore:


Create a Soft Lawn

When your little one is out in the garden exploring, you want to have a soft area for them to walk around on. A safety net in case they fall over, a soft lawn can be a very effective solution. Therefore, if you currently have a garden that’s just concrete or that is lacking in a lawn, it might be time to consider changing it up.

Even though you can grow real grass with seeds, if this isn’t possible, then you may want to consider artificial grass. A cost-effective yet beautiful design choice, it will make your garden a far more welcoming area to enjoy no matter what the season. Something that can be easily maintained and replaced as the years go on, it will also add value to your outdoor space - factors which every homeowner will appreciate.

Cover any Ponds/Water Features

If you have a pond or another water feature in your garden, you may want to think about how safe it is for your child. Of course, you won’t be allowing your toddler to explore the backyard without your supervision. But to eliminate any risk altogether, it may be sensible to invest in a cover for it – or to even get rid of it altogether.

Rethink Your Plants

This is a trick that people don’t often realize. Although you may want to have a backyard that promotes ‘green living’, there are certain plants that should be avoided.

From plants with poisonous berries to thorny plants (i.e. Holly or Roses) that can harm your little one, you’ll want to get rid of these ahead of time. You don’t want to face a medical drama because of these. So check in your garden that the plants you do have are perfectly safe by doing thorough online research.

Choose Child-Proof Furniture

Children are very curious – and because of this curiosity, they can end up getting hurt in the garden. This is a frequent occurrence when it comes to garden furniture. So if you have folding furniture that they could easily get their fingers stuck in, it may be time to upgrade this to a safer option – such as furniture created out of rattan.

Make the Patio Safe

If you have a patio in your garden, it’s important that you child-proof them as much as possible. You don’t want any accidents or injuries occurring because of these after all. So consider taking precautionary measures such as checking for any cracked slabs or uneven surfaces that they could trip over.

If you then notice one, you can fix it before it poses any risk to them or other members of the family. Alongside this, you might also want to ensure that your little one is wearing shoes with grip if they head outside after it’s been raining.

Add a Climbing Frame/Trampoline

When they get a little older, they may want an area in the garden that’s all theirs. Which is where either a climbing frame or trampoline comes in. When it comes to a climbing frame, you’ll want to purchase one that’s safe for your child’s age – which is information that you can often find on their advertisement.

For trampolines, you’ll similarly want to do some research into reviews of the best trampolines. This will give you an indication as to whether they are good value for money, their safety and the space you require.

Final Thoughts

So, there you go! Those are 6 simple tips that you can use to make your garden more kid-friendly. Of course, this isn’t a complete list. So it’s important that alongside this you conduct thorough research before making any drastic changes to your backyard. However, hopefully it will be a useful start to your planning process!

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  1. These are great tips. I always loved my grandfather's flower gardens as a child.

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