It’s nice to pass on our skills and hobbies to the next generation, and one of the best activities you can encourage your little ones to take up is gardening. They will love getting stuck into the soil and watching all the seeds and bulbs blossom into beautiful plants.
It might take some time to develop green-fingered skills in young children, though, as they might be a little preoccupied with their toys and TV! But, once you have added these brilliant additions to your garden, you will find that their fingers start to turn greener! You never know, they might even become a better gardener than you!
Some days you might find that it is very sunny, but the temperatures outside don’t match all the sun. That isn’t exactly the best conditions to garden in, and your kids won’t be happy if you drag them out in the cold! A conservatory is a great medium, as it provides you with a sunny indoor space where you can take care of some important indoor gardening jobs, such as potting seedlings. So, rather than sit outside and freeze in the cold while you’re trying to garden, you should think about adding on a conservatory to your property. These extensions catch the sun, and their floor-to-ceiling windows will allow you to enjoy the views of your garden in full. If you get one with a slate conservatory roof, you will find that the extension doesn’t stick out from your house entirely. Most builders specialise in these kinds of property extensions, so why not ring your local building company up now for a quote?
It is highly recommended that you try and encourage as much wildlife into your garden as possible, as this will create an ecosystem that can pretty much support itself. Plus, kids will love trying to spot as many birds and animals as possible! And one way to try and bring more birds into your garden is by adding some bird feeders. You might find that the seeds and bugs in them also attract a few squirrels as well! Once birds learn about your new feeders, you will see lots of robins, blue tits and starlings flying around in your garden. You could count all the birds that you see while you are outside gardening with your children. They might even like the idea of planting some flowers that encourage bees and birds to the garden.
Does the thought of watering all your plants and flowers every day bore your kids? Even if they start off very enthusiastic about this new responsibility, over time they could start to make excuses to try and get out of this job! Well, you will be happy to hear that there is a better option than arguing with them about this! You just need to get some water sprinklers. Once you turn these on, they will gently spray water over a set area of your garden, ensuring every plant in the surrounding patch gets plenty to drink. And then your kids can get on with the fun gardening jobs!