Creating a Play Garden for Our Children
It is undeniable that having a garden or yard for the whole family, especially for children to walk around, is a refreshing place whether big or small. Those who are living in areas that afford them to have big spaces and lawns are lucky, for others who got an apartment with a balcony only in an inner-city townhouse, having a space, even how small it is, is already like heaven. If you have a starting family with small children, it is not fun and healthy for the little ones to be inside the house most of the time, and so if you can manage to transform a space into a garden or yard, even if it is just small, this will be a relaxing and fun environment for the kids.
Do not be restricted with the size of an outdoor area, because with just a bit of creativity, you can make a child-friendly garden even with just a few square feet size. There are some pointers for you to create this perfect small family garden.
The first thing is to make space by getting rid of all the clutter. Because you have limited area, make sure that every inch is accessible. Therefore, find some ways to find another way to stock whatever you were storing in the place you are intending to have the garden, or throw anything that is just there without any purpose. Realize that the more space you will make way, the more area is there for your yard for the kids and the whole family to enjoy.
The next tip is to bring in some sort of grass to your garden even if it is only a small balcony garden. Remember that grass, unlike concrete or asphalt, is a safer surface and it brings freshness and life to your yard. If you have a yard that does not get sunlight, or your space is still not big enough, you can consider an artificial grass instead. These artificial grass has the following features, like they look and feel similar to the real grass, it does not need so much maintenance compared to the real turf, it can be installed anywhere, and it has the softness that is safe and fine for children to walk on.
Your next tip is to have a vegetable patch in your garden, even if it is small. This is another great idea to make the kids go outdoor, playing and helping in taking care of the garden, plus they could learn a bit of science in the procedure.
Another idea for the family to fully use the small yard, is for mom and dad to use fold-away furniture whenever they occupy the space, and take it out after using it in order to leave open the space for children to play around.