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Turning Your Garden Into a
 Safe Family Den

Tips for family safety in home garden

You might not always acknowledge it to yourself, but the number one thing on practically every single parent’s mind is safety. You’re never fully at ease unless you know that your kids are safe and well and happy. It’s important, therefore, to provide them with a safe environment to grow up in. Here’s how to ensure that your garden is a safe space for you and your family‚Ķ

Little girl playing in yard
Make your home yard a safe space, for your children to play care-free.

Always Supervise Your Kids

It goes without saying that every parent is constantly watching out for their kids using the extra special parent eye on the back of their head. However, you also need to make sure that you have your eye on your kids all the time when they’re playing outside. Kidnappings are rare but they have happened even from the relative safety of back gardens, but there are also smaller things to consider such as children picking and eating dangerous plants and swallowing small items like rocks and bugs.

Be aware of where your children are
Even when your children are in your home garden, always keep an eye on them
and be aware of where they are.

Install High Fences

Not all back gardens have adequate fencing so it’s important to make sure that you have that installed. This is also extremely important for any animals that might be around. You might have a dog that you want to keep in your back garden so he or she doesn’t run out into the road – or maybe your next door neighbour has a dog that you don’t want to leap the fence into your garden. Either way, it’s important for you to make sure not only that you have good fences built in your garden but that they’re always in good condition without any holes or weaknesses in. Check out companies like Smoothline Fences for ideas on how to improve yours.

Add safety to your home with high fencing
Improve your home's front and back yard safety with high fencing

Fence Off All Water

It’s tragically easy for children to drown in just a couple of inches of water, so you must make sure that all areas of water in your back yard are fenced off so they can’t get through to it. Whether you have a large pool – or a small pond that the birds usually enjoy bathing in, you must make sure that it’s not accessible to your children, particularly if they’re small and unsteady on their feet.

Keep your child safe in yard
Even simple wood fencing will add more safety for your family in garden

Always Keep Them Occupied

Children have incredibly short attention spans, as we all know, so it’s important to invest in a range of toys in your back yard to keep them occupied. When they invite their friends over, they can play on their slide and push each other on their swings and play pretend in their playhouse while you sit back with a cup of tea – or maybe even a glass of wine! If it’s just you and the kids, let them help you with weeding and planting – it’s great to instil green fingers in them when they’re young.

Walking with a friend
When your children invite their friends over, it's an added responsibility
for you as parents to ensure their safety.

Make Your Yard A Family Place

If your kids have great memories associated with your back yard then they’ll enjoy it more and feel more inclined to behave well when they’re out there. Make sure that you create happy memories all year round in your back yard. In the summer, you could pull out your grill and have a family BBQ out there, and when it snows in the winter, pull on your warmest clothes and take the kids outside to make snow angels.

Your pets should be safe, too
Even your pets should have a safe place to play in your home yard

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