When a couple has kids, life changes in a number of ways. The spaces they thought were for sacred relaxing before become littered with toys. You might be reluctant to let the kids take over your garden, too, but there are a number of things you can do to make a kid-friendly garden while keeping the adult look and feel intact. Here are 13 tips to help you strike a compromise.
Stay Natural for a Kid-Friendly Garden
Kids can have fun in the garden without plastic toys and other items that stick out like a sore thumb. Items from nature can be fun for children, too. Consider making an obstacle course with tree stumps at a variety of heights. Kids can use them for a balancing act and adults can use them for a seating area. The natural items can be fun for children, but the kid-friendly garden elements don’t ruin the space for the adults.
There’s a lot of work that goes into a garden. There are going to be piles of weeds and dirt and other items. Instead of staying tidy and throwing those things out right away, let the kids play with them and get some dirt beneath their nails. Your garden can remain intact while your children find ways to make things from the remnants that you don’t want in with the flowers.