Get Children Involved In Caring For Your Yard
If you have a yard, then you know that caring for it can be a full-time job. Between mowing, cleaning up after storms, and planting, it may seem like the list is neverending. While it would be amazing to be able to hire a gardener, we aren’t all that lucky. If you have children, then you are in luck! Young children are always willing to lend a helping hand if they think they are doing something special. Children enjoy helping with yard work because they are able to work with dirt and spend time outdoors. We wanted to share some important tips when working with your children in the yard:
Helping in the yard is always a fun activity for children. It is extremely important to share safety tips with children because there are many things in your yard that can cause severe harm. If you have small children, be sure to give them small tools that are the correct size for their hands. Using large tools such as shovels and rakes can be bulky and dangerous. It is also important to make sure your children are wearing protective gear based on what they will be doing. Examples are gardening gloves and protective goggles. If you have older children or teens helping and they are using machinery such as a lawn mower, be sure to explain how it works.
Teach by Example
If you want your children to learn how to do something properly in your yard, it is important to model and explain what you are looking for them to do. A helpful teaching method is called “I do, we do, you do”. First, you show and explain how to complete the task, then you do the task together with your child, and finally your child tries the task on their own with your supervision. Showing your child how to mow the lawn is a perfect example.
When your children are old enough, you can also teach them how to manage the irrigation system. If you have any questions about your irrigation system or if it needs servicing, be sure to contact our office, and we will be happy to help. We are happy to serve those located in Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus Counties.