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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

Design Your Yard With The Right Projects To Suit Children

by Charlotte White

If you're concerned with updating your yard and want it to appeal to both you and your children, there's a lot to focus on to ensure that it's a safe environment for everyone. Instead of struggling to design an accessible yard, the following projects should be considered to improve safety.

With the right plans to design a yard, you can avoid a situation where the yard is dangerous or a bad fit for your children to enjoy.

Maintain Open Space

One of the best things to include when designing the yard is having an open space without any obstructions. Rather than feel frustrated with the lack of open space, you can have a large grassy area and keep it free of plants or hard edges. This will ensure that the yard has plenty of space for your children to run and play in.

With an open space that has room for your children to run, the yard can feel spacious and you won't feel frustrated with the yard feeling restricted. Whether you want the open space to have grass or pavement, you'll need to plan ahead and design the rest of the yard around this area.

Discuss Gardening Plans

Getting your children involved with the process can make it much more enjoyable for your entire family. Having a garden plot for vegetables and fruit can be an excellent idea, as well as choosing flowerbeds that can be enjoyable to see. Discussing your plans with your family will ensure that the garden turns out in a way everyone will enjoy. 

Include Fencing 

If you're concerned with safety, you need to choose features that add security. Fencing can provide an obvious barrier that makes your yard secure and unapproachable to anyone passing by. Choosing fencing that looks fantastic and provides security should make it much easier to enjoy your yard. 

Carefully Select Plants

The plants you choose in your yard will greatly affect the appearance, making it a good idea to also consider avoiding thorns and anything abrasive. This can make a big difference in how secure your yard is and the safety when your children are playing outside since there will be a reduced chance of injuries.

As you prepare to design your yard, you can enjoy it feeling much more approachable when you choose family-friendly features. With the above tips, your yard can look fantastic and your children will enjoy the space a lot more as well.  

For more information, contact a local landscaping company.