Your garden is a sweet and safe sanctuary which is enjoyed all year round by your family. The one place the children feel free and easy is outside on the grass; fiddling with the grubby soil, getting their knees muddy and kicking a ball into the dainty flower beds, that’s what playing in the garden is all about. With the weather warming up it is an ideal time to start giving your outdoor space a little tender loving care.
In this day and age it is becoming more and more difficult to pry our little ones away from the televisions and iPads at home. Give them a reason to want fresh air and create a homely paradise which you can all enjoy. Wake up those tired little faces and allow them to acquire rosy cheeks and mucky clothes, whilst you watch them grow and play in a fresh fulfilling environment.
Food and Flowers
You may ask yourself this very question every day, why do humans love flowers? From their scent to their perfectly blossoming shapes flowers are a fascinating species for everybody. Children love to smell, touch and see beautiful blooming petals all year round. Let your children get their hands dirty and plant their very own potted plants. It is an ideal project to get them busy and excited and they can choose any type of flower they want. Giving them a sense of responsibility to keep their flower alive will do wonders for their development too. Use the different seasons to inspire your flower beds and get everybody on a trip to your local garden centre to buy new seeds regularly.
A wooden playhouse is the dream birthday or Christmas present for many children. Despite being located just a few feet away from the house, the playhouse is a world of its own to your child. This is the place where they might spend hours daily daydreaming, organising imaginary parties with imaginary friends, or even to hide away after a stern lecture. In other words, a kids playhouse will be an important element of your child’s life. As such, it would be prudent to do plenty of research before committing to buy one – and we’d like to offer some help with your deliberations.
Tips on buying a wooden playhouse
Wooden houses come in many sizes, shapes and theme. In order to buy the perfect house for your child or children, you have to first determine the theme that they like. A gingerbread shaped house? A Swiss cottage? A lodge? A castle tower? Show you children some images and gauge their reaction. After you’ve determined the theme, you can move on to the size. How old are you children? How big of a playhouse do they require? Do you need an activity or swing set attachment? Once you’ve established these criteria, you will be able to quickly filter out unsuitable options.
If there’s one thing a lot of family gardens are missing, it’s a touch of class. There are so many classy ways in which you can upgrade your garden and make better use of it. The 5 ideas we’re going to discuss below will all allow you to add something new and valuable to what your family garden has to offer you.
Read on now and read all about them before deciding which of them should be implemented in your garden.
- Create Simple and Classic Ways for the Kids to Have Fun
Your kids are going to need some form of entertainment because this is a family garden after all. It’s your task to create ways for your kids to be entertained and have fun in your garden that are both simple and classic. A tree swing or a simple treehouse or climbing frame could add the classy forms of fun your garden needs most of all right now.
Winter is practically here now in most parts of the country, which means that many of us in the gardening community need to transfer our plants from the garden, to the greenhouse. But before you get your plants all cosy for the winter, it’s important to give your greenhouse a good clean to remove the summer plants that will now be dying off, and ensure no nasty pests or bugs can find a hiding place.
Here are a few tips to follow to get you started.
- Take out your plants and equipment.
Choose a mild day and keep your plants covered, or even take them into the house to keep them safe while you’re cleaning. Remove all equipment, pots and other storage containers from the greenhouse, vowing to return only the things that are absolutely essential.
- Get your structural parts in tip top shape.
In order to maximise the short daylight hours we have in the winter, it’s important to make sure the panes inside and outside of your greenhouse are as clean as can be. Using specially designed cleaner helps to remove particularly difficult algae, mould, lichen and greenhouse sun shading, but be careful to avoid getting water on the leaves of your plants. Make sure to mend any broken glass to protect your plants from the cold, and clean down any metal or other structural parts.
A lot of people love to spend the whole of the summer in the garden, either tending to it or celebrating in it. In the UK we unfortunately don’t have too much good weather during the summer, but when we do we love to throw a damn good BBQ. Whilst the colder months aren’t really great for having a BBQ, there’s no reason why you still can’t enjoy the beautiful garden you’ve spent the summer in. There’s plenty of additions you can add that will create the perfect chill out zone, providing the weather isn’t raining!
Take a look at these additions and see which would suit your garden.
Scandinavian inspired designs are a very popular decor trend for the home at the moment. The minimalist designs that make more from less are taking over more traditional and cluttered designs. This trend is starting to spill out into the garden and people are opting to take inspiration from these stripped back designs.
If you’re looking to make some changes to your green areas, why not try some of these great Scandinavian inspired ideas?
Scandinavian countries have a strong focus on environmental issues and they’re bringing this into the garden. Making furniture and planters from reclaimed wood reduces the impact that the garden has on the environment, as well as giving it a nice, rustic aesthetic. There are all sorts of ways that you can use old bits of junk and turn them into planters so get creative with it.