The early years are a pivotal time for children, it is the time when they are learning about the world around them. From the people they love with, their extended network of family and friends, as well as classes, groups or nursery that they may attend. These years are the ones where they will learn so much more than they will as they grow up. From the everyday things of walking, running, talking and understanding (and dealing with) their emotions.
One of the bigger tasks that we wanted to do was to create a play area for the children. After losing their trampoline in the storms earlier in the year they have only had a few bits and bobs to occupy them in the garden. Wishing to create something that will last whilst they each grow up. As well as a durable area so that we don’t have to worry during storms and Piglet’s fearless approach to life
Gardening can be challenging, too. The number one drawback? Pests that sneak into your garden and feed off of the fertiliser or your plants themselves. If you don’t like the idea of lab-made pesticides, don’t worry! There are plenty of plants you can grow that will naturally repel pests. Here are a few ideas.
We all know that fresh air and getting outdoors is good for our health. It’s even more important for kids, especially those living in towns and cities. Being stuck indoors, playing video games or watching TV is okay on a wet and windy day when there’s nothing else to do, but there is no substitute for a bit of outdoor fun.
Most parents are trying to encourage their kids to engage in gardening but how many are ultimately successful? Though children love getting dirty, if it seems like a chore they may stay away from working in a garden. You’ll have to make the job enjoyable and fun to get your kids excited about developing a garden. Encouraging kids and making them excited about creating their own special plot in nature is simple.
As you know I’ve been working on the Back to the Garden campaign with Sudocrem during the lockdown. It’s a great little project that aims to encourage children to get into the garden during this period when they can’t attend school. We think getting outside to plant some seeds and grow vegetables and plants is a great way to pass the time, it’s healthy, it teaches kids about where food comes from and it’s something that they don’t normally learn about in the classroom.
The idea that grass is just grass isn’t true. There’s actually a big difference in the different types of grass. Rather than just going with the cheapest bag of grass seed you can get your hands on, put a little thought into what kind of grass performs best in your region so you’ll have a beautiful lawn.
Pests are common problems in gardens. Some pests attack your vegetables and fruits, making them inedible. Other pests eat vegetables and fruit, significantly reducing your harvest. There are many types of common pests that you might see in your garden. The good news is there’s a way to get rid of each of them.
A bench may look stylish and spontaneous in your front or backyard, but there should be more things to consider on where to place it. The placement of a bench in a landscape or garden will require at least a few factors.
Involving all the senses can fuel both interest and enthusiasm in children and hence the desire for gardening and the science behind it. Sudocrem have recently launched Back to the Garden campaign to help children learn in a new way. Here are the skills children learn from nature and how does gardening contribute to the growth of a child.