Outside space is something which more and more homeowners are seeking in their hunt for the perfect property. From grassy gardens for children to play in, to patios which are ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining friends, having a safe and practical outside space has become a priority that drives many property searches, and which can make or break a sale.
Of course, you don’t have to be selling your property to invest in your garden. In fact, this blog is all about investing time and energy into your garden or outside space for the benefit of your family – specifically children. With the advice of professional tree surgeons in Chelmsford, here are 3 ways to make your garden more child friendly.
1. Remove hanging branches and dead stumps
Perhaps the most important thing that you can do for the benefit of your garden and for those using it, is invest in the services and advice of a tree surgeon. A tree surgeon will be able to assess the health of your trees and remove any hanging branches as well as dead roots and stumps which may pose a trip hazard in your outside space.
It is especially important that you invest in tree surgery towards the end of the summer and as the seasons change, because any weakened branches are more likely to snap off and fall during the high winds of autumn and winter. A tree surgeon will safely remove these and alleviate the risk before any accidents can happen.
2. Invest in good lawn care
A well-kept lawn isn’t simply one which is green and luscious. In fact, the hallmarks of a well-kept and nurtured lawn stretch well beyond the aesthetics, encompassing the stability and levelling of the ground as well as the growth of weeds and unwanted plants.
Investing in good lawn care will help to ensure that your ground is stable and even for children playing, minimising the risk of lumps and bumps which can cause trip hazards. It can also help you to keep on top of the growth of potentially harmful weeds and other plants, removing them before they pose a risk to little ones.
3. Create a patchwork of different settings and habitats
This point is as much about comfort as it is about safety and will likely require the input of a professional garden maintenance team. Creating a selection of different spaces across your garden is great for wildlife, can help to promote native flora and fauna, and also ensures that you have plenty of shady spots which are safer for children to play in during the summer.
A professional garden maintenance team will be able to advise on how to maximise the health and presentation of your garden, while also making it a safe haven for wildlife, plants, and children.
For more advice on how to create a practical, enjoyable outside space, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local tree surgeon team.