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How To Create a Child-Friendly Backyard

The garden should be every young child’s playground. Charlie Albone shows us how to create a safe oasis in your backyard!

Here are my tips to turn your backyard into a safe, exciting, much better option than the television.

  1. Make sure there is a shady place for your children to play. Put play equipment in shaded areas or put up a shade cloth or pergola.
  2. Kids love gardening so give them a pot or their own patch to create their own garden. Strawberries and petunias are favourites. 
  3. Kids don’t have much patience so get things that a really quick growing plants like mint and radish so start with a mix of seed and established plants to create an instant garden with ongoing interest.
  4. For very active children, you’ll want to make sure your garden can tolerate ball games and a bit of bashing around. Grasses, sedges and flax look great when planted en mass and are low maintenance for busy parents.
  5. Lastly, don’t forget yourself. You’ll want a comfortable place where you can relax and easily supervise you’re the kids

Got a question for Charlie? Ask him here.

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