Updated: Mar 24, 2020
The weather outside has been nearly perfect for working out in your yard. We have all had to change our habits due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many of us are working from home and homeschooling as we wait out these troubling times. If you are working from home, make sure you step outside for a few moments to enjoy it. It will help you feel better! Also, now is the best time to get your children involved in backyard landscaping projects. When you work with your children on simple backyard tasks, it gives them a sense of responsibility and ownership of the spaces they create. There are projects for children of all ages, and many of these projects you can do together.
Here are five easy ways to spruce up your landscaping while allowing your children to help:
1. Plant a Tree.
Planting a tree is something you can do with your children - you will enjoy doing it, watching it grow, and it will always bring back a good memory. Our experienced landscapers at Accent Lawn Care are here to help with all your gardening and landscaping needs. We can deliver a tree to you next week as well as provide you with planting tips.
2. Plant a Secret Garden Look for an area in your yard that will serve as a great play area. With a child's imagination, this area can quickly become a castle garden or a spot where magic can occur. It could be behind a tree, in a side yard, or tucked between hedges. If your child prefers solitary play, create a secret space for him or her to journal, read, or draw.
3. Create a Butterfly Garden
Plant flowers that add color and fragrance to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Butterflies love fragrant flowers, and hummingbirds frequent yards with colorful blooms. By planting flowers that will add attractive color and welcoming fragrances to your landscape design, you can appeal to both In addition to being beautiful, butterflies also help to pollinate flowers. Select a sunny spot in your yard (as butterflies love to dine in the sun) and attract them with an array of red, orange, pink, and purple flowers. If you need help with colorful flower recommendations, give us a call.
4. Recycle Joy
Do you have an old pot, wagon or bench? Try creating a focal point in your yard with something that will bring back a pleasant memory. Any of these things can easily be transformed into a colorful planter. Besides the enjoyment you will receive from creating something with your children, you will enjoy your focal point for years to come.
5. Plant a children’s vegetable garden.
Planting a vegetable garden with your children is a great way to teach them about nature.
As you plant a few vegetables, your children can enjoy spending time with you while they learn valuable lessons. They will learn where food comes from as they watch the food grow from a tiny seed. In addition, they will learn the valuable lesson of how to take care of living things. Children who struggle with eating vegetables may have a renewed interest in fresh produce once they have done their part in helping it grow..
Especially during this time when most of us are stuck indoors, having your children work with you to enhance your beautiful landscape is a win-win for everyone.