How to look after your garden lawn if you have kids?
When you have children, it can be quite challenging to maintain a perfect lawn. It’s especially challenging when the kids are still young, as they tend to spend most of their time running, jumping, and even digging around your lawn. Pets, natural elements, and pests can also contribute to how your garden looks. On Mom with Five one of the simplest solutions we thought of when it comes to dealing with kids in the garden is to create a specific space for them. Give them a small patch of your garden where they can do whatever they want, without you worrying that they will damage your entire garden. Apart from that, here are some other ways to look after your garden lawn:
Choose the right kind of grass
According to Country Living Magazine, if you want to grow the most beautiful lawn, you have to know which grass to use, and let the local weather be your guide. Is it constantly raining where you are? Or is it always scorching hot? If you live somewhere where it’s cold, the Kentucky Bluegrass should be your choice. But if you’re living somewhere hot, opt for the St. Augustine Grass. You also need to know how to maintain the kind of grass that you choose, so you don’t end up with a lawn that has bald spots.
Invest in the right equipment
You can’t expect to maintain your lawn if you only have a shovel and a watering can in your shed. Make sure you have all the necessary tools, like spreaders and sprayers, rakes, shears, a hand trowel, and of course a lawnmower. The variety of lawn mowers featured on Screwfix show how modern models come with different cutting settings in order to allow gardeners to cut their grass to the exact length they want it. Gardener’s World suggest that the cutting height should suit the weather and the season. If it’s hot, raise the height of your mower to let the grass grow a little longer, but if it’s cold, lower the height so you don’t risk any damage from freezing and thawing. Don’t forget to only mow your lawn during dry days.
Feed your lawn
And condition it, too. The fastest way to create a great-looking lawn is by making sure you feed and condition it to make it greener, stronger, and healthier. Just make sure you also choose one that can protect your lawn from the hot, dry weather and even drought. Ideally, it needs to be done regularly and in no time, your garden will become greener and thicker.
Embrace the elements
Pay attention to the changing weather and season so that you know exactly how to take care of your lawn. Some of the simplest ways include regularly cleaning your lawn so that no debris, leaves, or toys are left out on the lawn. If you don’t rake the leaves covering the lawn during the winter this can promote mould and stunt the growth of the grass.
A garden should be full of wildlife, and how you treat your lawn matters. It’s important that you don’t use weedkiller. Instead, use organic pest control like the daisy grubber that helps remove rosette-forming weeds like daisies, plantains, and dandelions. This is also true if you have children who play on the lawn as weedkiller could make them ill.
Add a water feature
A water feature is great just like a fountain or a pond with frogs and fish. Not only will it make your garden look more beautiful, but it’s also a great way to teach your kids about the animals and birds you may have in your area. This is a simple, yet an impactful way of introducing your children to nature. After all, exposing kids to the outdoors and the animals in it can help shape their character.
Another important thing you need to remember if you want to have a child-friendly garden is to make sure heavy and sharp objects are kept out of sight. Lock your shed’s door whenever your children are playing outside.