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06/08/2018
Keeping your garden safe is necessary, especially if you have children. To learn how you can make your garden safe for children, read this post by Walker & Frick Construction Co. in Richmond.

How to Make Your Garden Safe for Children

Your garden can be a wonderful place for children to be outside, use their imagination, and play. However, before you let them roam around, ensure that the area is safe for them. To learn some tips on what you should consider, read this post.

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Keep the Place Closed

As you may be aware, children love exploring the area around them, which could result in a kid wandering outside of your home. For that reason, if you have gates, fences, or another way to keep your garden enclosed, then, by all means, use them. Be sure to make use of your locks and latches, as well. This will guarantee that the children won't run away or go into the street when they're outside.

Care for the Lawn

While caring for your lawn can be an arduous task, if you will be having kids playing in your garden, it is important that you go through it. This is because children may trip, fall, and get injured if there are any uneven areas or if the grass is too long. Moreover, unkempt grass can be a fire hazard that can lead to a disastrous situation. Care for your lawn to prevent these occurrences.

Inspect the Area

You never know what could be hiding in your garden. Furthermore, you never know what children will find curious or use as a toy. For that reason, before you allow the children to play outside, you should do a quick inspection of the area they'll be playing on. Search for any sharp rocks, twigs, and other similar items that could be dangerous in the hands of a playful, curious child. Remove them just to be safe.

Put Away Tools and Dangerous Objects

Raking leaves, gardening, watering your plants, and more, are all things you need to do on a regular basis to have a beautiful, safe garden. The tools you use to get these tasks done, however, aren't the safest to be around, especially if you have kids in the zone. To ensure your children won't get hurt with them, put them away. The same thing goes for your grill: whether it's in use or not, keep children away from it to prevent a dire situation that could put a damper on your fun summer day outside.

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Beware of Bugs and Plants

Your garden is its own little ecosystem. This means that a myriad of different animals, bugs, and plants have made it their home. The thing is, some of them may not be the friendliest, and a few of them may even be poisonous. That's why you should be on the lookout, so you can notice the presence of these dangerous beings. If you do find them in your garden, figure out a safe, eco-friendly way to remove them.

Protect Pools, Fountains, and Ponds

Once again, children have a curious nature. Plus, they love having fun. While these are endearing qualities, they can become dangerous if there's a body of water near them. That's why, if you have a pond, a fountain, or a pool in your garden, you should be sure that children won't be able to get to it. For example, you can install a fence around them to keep your children safe and sound.

Light Their Way

A good rule of thumb to follow is to only let children play outside when the sun is out. However, if a family gathering or another social event runs late, use lights to make the area visible (for the children, and for guests in general). This will help avoid injuries and will help you be more aware of where the children are and what they're doing even if it's dark out.

Be on the Lookout

Last but not least, and speaking of being aware of the children, always look out for them. No matter how many of the safety measures mentioned in this post you follow, you never know what shenanigans a child can get into. Keep your eyes on them so you can avoid mishaps.

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