Get the Kids in the Garden These Holidays

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  • 5th April 2018
Get the Kids in the Garden These Holidays

You can hardly turn the TV on without being reminded to reduce kids screen time.  It’s a serious problem!  So we asked Duncraig franchisee, Diana to share her tips on gardening with kids these school holidays.

ADD COLOUR

The more colourful and enticing your outdoor space, the better chance you have of getting the kids involved.  Bright flowers, secret spaces or paths, worm farms, gardens for imaginary fairies, mud kitchens and dedicated spots to explore are all great options.

TIP:  Google Mud Kitchens to see lots of great examples or check out this round-up from Mums Grapevine - http://mumsgrapevine.com.au/2017/04/how-to-make-mud-kitchen/
TIP:  Kmart has some lovely fairy garden kits at the moment as well – check them out HERE or make your own.

Mud Kitchen

EXPERIMENT

Let the kids’ plant seedlings or cuttings in handmade newspaper pots and watch them grow.  Or paint some plant pots together and give kids the responsibility for watering and caring for their own little plants.

Pot Plants Painted

GROW IT; EAT IT

Start a vegie patch!  Kids love picking veggies and fruit from their backyard.  It is really beneficial for them to see where their food comes from and be involved in the process of growing and cooking it.  If your backyard isn’t suited to a full scale veggie patch, try using tubs, a square foot garden or a tiered planter box to suit your space.  Fruit trees are also a simple and attractive addition to any garden bed.

CHEMICAL FREE

Making your garden as free as possible from pesticides and chemicals is obviously a wise idea.  Use organic plant materials including potting mixes, manures and fertilisers where possible.

And if that’s not enough – here’s another 11 ideas thanks to Mum’s Grapevine - http://mumsgrapevine.com.au/2014/11/kids-gardening-crafts-2/

Happy Holidays!

Diana - Weeding Women Duncraig

Kids in the Garden

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"The beauty about your service is the set and forget factor. Once the team is in the routine and know what you want, it is just nice to come home and see a trimmed hedge, tidy garden etc . . . so you just enjoy the benefits." Leon of Madeley