In today’s busy hectic world, we are gradually making us distant from the nature. Be it a newly born or an elderly person, today’s stereotype life is taking a great toll on us. The deadliest brunt of this is life style diseases. The habit of gardening, right from the childhood, can be of a great help. Gardening for children in proper way, with maximum available facilities, should be provided. These little ones can also make this wonderful habit as a part of playing.
There are few tips which could be kept in mind while letting your child do gardening:
- Care should be taken to dress the surface of the ground as well as the outside area of the garden by number of trees of seasonal flowers.
- There are various types of sports equipments are available in the market for playing by the children. These may be placed in the garden in proper places so that maximum number of children are getting facilities of playing.
- At the time of preparing a garden for children it should be kept in mind that only children play in the garden and not the adult .
- At first, some suitable persons can be detailed to prepare the garden for playing and then for keeping the same for long.
- One responsible person to be detailed for keeping safety of the children.
- It is very difficult to maintain a garden where children play.
- So measures should be taken for applying various effective methods to keep the garden ready for playing. Regular observation is also needed for this purpose.
- Apart from the placement of sports equipments in the garden, it should be observed that some vacant places are available for playing other kind of sports such as Foot Ball.
- Above all ,measure should be taken so that the Garden looks beautiful from the outside. This will attract the children for playing in the garden.
- It would be better if a person, who has taken a course on gardening, can be detailed for overall observation.
- The sports equipments provided in the garden should be observed regularly for functionality.
- Sufficient water will be required for the garden on regular basis because water is an essential thing to keep the surface of the ground by green grass. Supply of water will also be required for the trees with flowers. Apart from the green grass, flowers may attract the children as well as the parents of the children.
- As the garden is for children, priority should be given to keep the garden for playing by the children.
- Regular vigilance will be required for proper maintenance of garden. Vigilance may also be taken to keep the garden from insect-free. Frequent spraying of medicines will be needed for purpose.
- Finally it should be observed that proper fencing around the garden has been provided or not. It will keep the animals outside the garden. Unwanted animals like Dog, Cow etc. will bring harm to the children playing in the garden. Moreover, these animals will bring the loss of beauty of the garden also.
There’s nothing like watching tiny seeds grow into something amazing. Or so says US First Lady Michelle Obama, the latest in an increasingly long line of celebrities who have taken to gardening. Famous faces getting their hands dirty include Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Nicole Kidman and… erm, Simon Cowell.
Keen to get to get your thumbs green? Firstly, assess your garden conditions. Factors like soil type, moisture, climate and exposure to sunlight will all affect what type of garden you are able to start. Also important: your lifestyle conditions. Do you travel frequently, leaving you with little time to water plants and tend to finicky florae? Or maybe you have a household pet with an unwavering talent for ditch-digging?
Secondly, determine what type of soil you’re working with. If you haven’t been blessed with dark, loose grains, don’t despair. Added clay can give you firmer and moister soil. Manure and fertilizer will improve the quality of your soil and make it more fertile. Most nurseries sell garden soil tests which will assess the amount of sand, silt and clay present in your soil.
Next comes the fun part – selecting plants to grow. Decide whether you’d like annuals (plants that die within one growing season), perennials (plants that last for more than two growing seasons), trees or shrubs. Your soil type, growth area and amount of sunshine will all factor into your plant selection.
When looking for annuals, select plants not found in the flowering packet as these will most likely grow their roots faster than the ones that are already in bloom, which will result in branching on the side and ample flowering. What makes a good plant? Look for stocky ones with green and healthy leaves. Examine the deepest part of the pot – if the roots are overly large for their vessel, they won’t be able to adapt well.
ï»¿When it comes to watering your garden, too much can be as bad as too little. Too much water and the roots may suffer oxygen loss and drown. Follow each individual plant’s specific watering guidelines but as a general rule:
- Give your plants about 2cm of water per week, keeping the soil lightly moist to prevent it from drying out completely.
- Water your plants either in the early part of the day or later in the evening time when the wind is calm and the sun is not too harsh. This prevents water evaporation prior to soil saturation.
- Pay careful attention to plants easily prone to disease. Water these plants in morning hours to prevent water from sitting on foliage. This encourages fungal plant based diseases to gain a foothold.
- A rain gauge is a great way to measure the amount of water naturally provided to the plant to prevent overwatering.
And, lastly, enjoy it! A handy tip from author Hanna Rion: “The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.”