Garden for children

Summer flowers are a great addition to any backyard; making sure you choose the right plants can be a little bit more of a challenge. Any family home that has children, particularly young children, needs to be conscientious about the kind of outdoor plants that go in the garden. Choosing something that not only works for you and your children, but also consistently blooms beautifully during its lifetime is the key.

Safety should be your number one concern when it comes to planting a new garden in your home. Children should be taken into consideration when deciding the type of flowers you want to plant as well as style and layout. Children tend to put colourful things in their mouth, you’ll want to make sure that your flowers are not going to cause any serious harm if that happens. Having said that, there are a number of edible plants and berries that you can have in your garden that are safe for young fingers to pick at. Raspberry plants are a fantastic addition to any garden with a young family, not only are they easy to grow but a tasty treat when they fruit. Anything with thorns should be avoided, safe goes for sharp branches and protruding limbs. You might want to consider Summer flowing bulbs as they’re hardy and colourful without any sharp edges. There are several ways to minimise these risks and keep your backyard looking its best for years to come. Keeping your bushes and shrubbery trimmed is essential when you have young ones running around.

Lastly is the possible need for fencing and containment for your garden. If your backyard is in need of a specialised enclosure, you might want to consider buying an aviary, or else investing in specialised gates that have child locks. By keeping your children in mind when designing, planting and maintaining your garden, you can ensure both you and your family will thrive.