In these difficult times that the world is facing it is more important than ever to check in with yourselves and take some time to reflect. Due to the current UK stance on the Coronavirus (Covid-19), The people of the United Kingdom are no longer allowed to leave their homes. Except for exercise and essential shopping. When the weather is nice and you’re lucky enough to have some open space then it’s important to remain safe in the garden.
Meaning there is a drastic increase in people working from home, children being homeschooled and people finding they have a lot of spare time on their hands.
With schools being shut this is no doubt a highly stressful time for parents, especially considering that many of you now have to fill the position of your child’s teachers. However, if you find that you and your child need a break and some fresh air, now would be the perfect time to introduce your young ones to gardening.
Getting yourself and your children out in the garden will be a great way for you to avoid being stuck indoors. Which is why the Lawn-Seeds team have put together some do’s and don’ts for making sure your children are safe when you are gardening.
What Not to do When Gardening With Children
- It’s very important that you never leave your children unoccupied in your garden. There are numerous gardening tools and hazardous chemicals in your garden, which is why it is vital that you do not leave your children alone.
- We would advise against using any type of power tool in your garden when there are young children nearby. However, if you must use one we would definitely recommend you invest in a circuit breaker.
- When you have finished using any type of power tool or hazardous chemicals we would store them high up out of reach from children, preferably in a garden shed, or garage and be sure that these are locked!
What to Do When Gardening With Children & Being Safe In The Garden
- If this is the first time introducing your children to gardening then we would suggest giving your child their own little plot of land. Here you can teach them how to plant certain plants, and teach them about the various types of soil. Think of this as a little project where your children can see the progress they are making throughout the next few weeks and months.
- Carefully teach your children how to plant seeds correctly, always keeping a close watch on them. Making sure that they do not swallow the seed.
- Educate your young children on bees and other insects that could potentially sting them and how they can avoid being stung.
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