Make Your Garden Great Again
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- Published on Monday, 05 August 2019 09:02
- Last Updated on 05 August 2019
- Monica Costa
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Having a garden is a luxury and something that not everyone has, so if you do have a garden, it is something that you really ought to be making the most of. Looking after a garden can be time-consuming but sitting out in it on those long summer evenings, enjoying barbecues and watching the kids play to make it all worth it. So where do you start to get your garden into shape?
Look After Your Lawn
Your lawn is probably the most important part of your garden, but it’s also the place which will be damaged the most from children or pets playing on it. It’s essential to take care of your lawn which you can do by over sowing extra seeds on top of your grass and rake on a regular basis to remove dead roots and moss. If you have a lot of trouble with your garden, and you struggle to get your grass just right, then perhaps its time to consider artificial grass as this will dry quickly after a lot of rain and require a lot less maintenance. Click here to find out more about the benefits of artificial grass.
Get The Whole Family Involved
Gardening fun for the whole family and if you get the kids involved in doing up the garden it’s great for bonding with them as well as getting the job done that bit quicker. Children also learn a lot from gardening because it teaches them responsibility, it teaches them how to care for plants, and they also learn about cause and effect because they learn about how plants die without water.
Create a Play Area At Home
You can’t always find the time to take your children to the park every day to spend a couple of hours watching them play. However, if you have a good garden which they are free to play in, then you can get on with everything else you need to be doing and essentially bring the park home by making some fun DIY Outdoor play areas for your garden.
Get Planting and Watering
As mentioned before, you can grow your garden as a family together. Give the kids a patch which they can look after, and they can choose what flowers and plants they want to grow, and you can have others. You need to make sure that you keep your soil moist. If you wait for your plants to start wilting before you water them, it can harm their health and will reduce what they harvest, so it’s really important to stay on top of the watering constantly.
Get Yourself a Garden Sanctuary
If you need your own little place for solitude and peace, then an escape in the garden could be the answer. Whether that’s a shed with all your tools or a summer house or garden den where you can go and read. There are many options on the market now, which could do the job, or you could even build one yourself.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums