5 Ways To Make Your Home Garden Safe for Kids

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Safe and clean gardenIt’s nice to have young kids play outside. But it’s also important to ensure that your outdoor living area, especially tour garden, is child-safe. Here are some of the things you can do to make your gardens safe for your kids.

First, keep your garden tools away from children

Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, it’s important to keep your garden tools away from children, especially the small ones. While you can always keep your tools in your garage, having a dedicated garden tool storage shed is beneficial, so you can keep things clean and organised.

Second, avoid having poisonous plants in your garden

It’s highly important to be aware of the plants in your garden that could be toxic for your children and even pets. Some of them include bleeding heart, poison sumac, poison oak, azalea, English ivy, heartleaf philodendron, narcissus and Nerium oleander. While some can be really beautiful, some can also be deadly. So make sure you don’t have these in your home garden.

Third, be careful with hardscaping

If you have large pots, tables, chairs and other garden furniture, make sure they’re well secured. This will prevent them tom toppling over and hurt your children. Remember, even small garden furniture can be accident-prone for toddlers who love to explore and climb over things.

Fourth, make sure you have pool fences

If you have an in-ground pool or a small fountain in your garden, make sure you have fences that prevent children from toppling onto the waters. This will prevent any untoward accidents and will give you better peace of mind.

Fifth, Keeping Safe

One of the simplest things you can do to keep your children safe in home gardens is to keep an eye on them, especially if you don’t have fences that keep them away from the road. But these tips can also make your garden safe for your entire family.