Before we dig in, safety comes first! A pair of well-fitted garden gloves will keep little hands clean and protected while gardening. There’s a range of colours and prints to suit all tastes.
Gardening can be messy work, especially when it becomes more fun to play in the dirt and muddy puddles. Keep the muck outside and protect little feet from creepy crawlies with a pair of gum boots.
Tip! Always tip boots upside-down and check inside before putting them on – spiders love it in there!
Give your kids a reason to keep gardening by giving them their own garden bed. Let them paint and decorate it as they please and this sense of ownership will hopefully plant the seed for a budding relationship with the great outdoors. If you don’t have the room for a separate bed, corner off a section of the garden and use props or markers to define it as their space.
You know the rule – no hat, no play! Look for a wide brim hat and pair it with a sunscreen that is at least SPF30+. Apply liberally and avoid being out in the garden during the heat of the day.
This small hand-held spade is needed for digging small planting holes and removing pesky little weeds. It’s also handy for moving small amounts of soil around the garden.
A hand fork is incredibly versatile. You can use it to turn the soil, ‘fluffing’ it up to make it nice and loose for planting. It’s also great to help mix compost and fertilisers into the soil.
This is like a trowel, but with a rounded head that helps transfer larger amounts of potting mix or soil from one spot to another. It helps keeps things (a little!) tidier, too.
A must-have to help clean up leaves, twigs, and other plant debris. Rake everything into a heap and add it to the green waste or compost bin.
Gardening isn’t complete without a watering can. Choose a small one – up to 2L – as a large one will be too heavy for youngsters to carry, especially when full.
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