How Trees Can Help You to Create a Garden Paradise for Your Kids

Thursday, August 02, 2018

If you have active kids like me and a big garden, planting a few trees is a great idea. There are several ways you can use them to enhance your yard and make it more kid-friendly.
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 Plant a tree with your child

If you have enough space, plant a tree in your garden for each of your children. Try to wait until your child is old enough to help you to plant it. Children love getting dirty and helping.
Plus, over the coming years, they will enjoy seeing their special tree grow and thrive. Getting them involved in taking care of it is a good way to get them interested in gardening and gain an appreciation for nature.

Create a special play area for the kids

Children always love playing outdoors, and your garden is the perfect place for them to play. It is safe and easy to keep tabs on them. So, you want your garden to be a place they want to spend time. Setting up a trampoline, a swing, maybe a climbing frame and somewhere for them to practice football and other sports is a great idea. The only problem is that all of this paraphernalia can end up making your garden look very cluttered. 

But, planting some trees in the right place can help you to enjoy the best of both worlds. You can create a conventional garden area where you can sit out and entertain. Behind that, you will be able to set up a special area just for the children. Using a row of trees you can partially, or completely, screen off that part of the garden. You basically get the best of both worlds.

Build a tree house

If you have a big tree, with strong enough branches, you could build a playroom in it. It is another project that you could potentially involve the kids in doing. Building one is far easier than you might expect. Provided you have basic DIY skills learning how to use those skills to create a tree house is really 
easy. There are loads of YouTube videos available online that show you exactly how to do it.

Set up a swing

A strong tree is also an excellent place to set up a swing. A simple rope can be used or you can put together something more elaborate.

A shady spot to pass the time

Children and teenagers, like adults, sometimes need a bit of downtime and somewhere quiet and private to pass the time. If you have a large shade tree in your garden, that is the perfect place to set up a pleasant spot for your child to sit. It can be as simple as setting up a bench, or, perhaps a picnic table. Incorporating a table into the set up is a particularly good idea. It creates the chance for your children to study under the tree as well as use it as somewhere to relax and read.

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