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Dealing With Common Garden Safety Concerns As A Parent

Dealing With Common Garden Safety Concerns As A Parent

When you’re an adult, you don’t really see any safety concerns in your garden. It’s just a small area that you can relax in and enjoy the sun, maybe even plant a few things here and there. 

But, when you become a parent, you see your garden for what it truly is – a living safety hazard! 

The more you look at your backyard, the more you realize how unsafe it is for your child. As such, before you let your little one play outside, you have to deal with some of the common safety concerns. 

Long grass

Yes, long grass is the number one safety concern in your garden. Why? Because it can hide things that might harm your kid. For instance, you accidentally leave a little shovel in the garden, then it gets hidden by the long grass. Or, there’s a rock that can’t be seen. Things like these can be tripped over or fallen on, seriously injuring your little one. 

The solution is simple; don’t let the grass get too long. Mow your lawn regularly, or consider getting artificial turf that doesn’t grow! Either way, it is now much easier to see any hidden objects on your lawn.

Overgrown branches or shrubs

If you have trees or shrubs in your garden, they might become overgrown at some point. Therefore, you have things sticking out that can poke or prod your child, causing a lot of pain and discomfort. Branches are particularly dangerous as a child can run into them and poke themselves in the eye or hit their head.

Again, keep everything well-maintained. If you have some pretty wild trees or shrubs, it might be best to remove them entirely. Chop them down and plant something else in their place – like a nice flowerbed. Ensure you take all the waste to a landscape recycling place so it doesn’t just get thrown in the trash and can be reused in some capacity. 

Unwanted guests

Sometimes, wild animals could find their way into your garden – like a fox or the dog from next door. Similarly, you may also have things thrown into your garden from next-door neighbors – like soccer balls or toys. Both of these issues fall under the category of unwanted guests in your garden, which can put your child at risk. 

One way to deal with this safety concern is by building a taller garden fence. It doesn’t have to be stupidly high, but build one that can keep out wild animals and reduces the chances of objects being thrown in your garden. It will make the whole space a lot safer for your child. 

Like many things in life, the way you view your garden completely changes when you have a child. You start to look at the world in a different way. Things that seemed totally safe and normal are now riddled with safety concerns that you need to put right. You’ll probably notice loads of these in your house as well, but this post is all about getting your garden ready for a little adventurer.

Dealing With Common Garden Safety Concerns As A Parent

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