Our Winter Lawn Care Plans and Family Garden Activities!
Hi All! A few years ago we got our lawn turfed, instead of having gravel down, and since then our family has loved getting more playtime in our garden. It’s a great way for the whole family to get outside and tire the kids out! But now that Winter is drawing in, sometimes it can be a struggle to think of things to do with the kids in the garden. So I thought I’d share what we have planned for lots of garden fun. I also have some tips on making sure your lawn care is organised and the garden is prepared for colder weather.
Despite the recent storms, we’ve had some fairly warm and nice weekends so far this Autumn, so we have got out in the garden a bit more than expected. One thing I love to do with my little ones is activities with Autumn leaves. We go out into the garden and collect them, admiring the different colours, which let’s me teach them about seasons. They love kicking big piles of leaves and rustling around! We can then take the leaves back into the house and do crayon rubbings with them, or dip them in paint and do leaf prints. This is a nice cheap and fun activity.
Although this time of the year isn’t the best for planting and growing vegetables, it can be a good time to prepare for Spring and teach your kids about what plants need to grow. You could paint some terracotta plant pots with lots of fun patterns, ready to plant in the Spring. Or you could read a child-friendly gardening book together, and plan what you want to grow once the weather gets warmer. But if your kids love growing things, you could always get a cress starter kit, for them to create a windowsill garden whilst we wait for Spring!
One thing I want to plan for this Winter is making sure my lawn care is sorted before the coldest weather sets in. When I first started looking into it, it seemed really confusing and expensive. Trying to choose a child-friendly fertiliser and weed-killer was pretty tough. So I think I’m going to leave it to a lawn care expert, like Greensleeves. Their treatments are child and pet-friendly and can work out cheaper than doing it yourself. With that organised, I know that when the warmer months come back around again, our garden will be looking and feeling great, for all of us to enjoy.
*What do you love doing in your garden with the kids? What outdoor activities do you have planned for Winter?
Lots of love,