Here’s how to make your home garden into a safe space for your kids to spend time in…
Making sure no one enters or leaves the garden without your permission – it’s no secret that our world, our countries, and our neighborhoods are not as safe as it used to be; or even as much as it should be. If you live in a location close to a busy street, it goes without saying that having your children accidently running into traffic might be one of your biggest fears when letting them play out by themselves. To avoid this, and the threat from intruders, make sure to have secure surrounding walls, child-locked fences and gates.
Making sure the area is safe to play in – apart from threats like traffic, intruders and kidnappers, if there’s one thing most parents are concerned about when allowing their children to play outdoors, it’s accidents they cannot control. Rotten tree branches falling and causing injuries, broken pavestones in the walkway causing them to trip, even bushes and plants with thorns fall into this category. To avoid this, try not to disregard the cracks you see in your walkway. Get rid of any plant that can prickly or poisonous. Trim the rotting branches or hire a professional tree removal in Pymble for the job.
Making sure the adult toys don’t get to the kids – you might feel a tree removal Sydney or trimming down branches using powerful tools are not in your capability; but we are pretty sure you use plenty of other adult toys like garden tools, mowing machines and even wickedly sharp trimming scissors. Make sure all of this is out of reach for children. Even in the safety of your garden shed, make sure it’s not within reach; just in case they find themselves in there without your knowledge.
Making sure the installation of all furniture and play equipment is done safely – whether it’s porch chairs, or your own set of swings or a personal jungle gym; whatever you have in your garden as part of your kids’ entertainment, make sure it’s installed safely, has no harmfully sharp corners, and that it is all slip free as well. If your garden has a BBQ, make sure it can’t be pushed over or accessed without adult help.