Gardening isn’t just a great way to produce beautiful spaces, it is also a
great way to spend time together as a family. Gardening with your children
doesn’t just show them how nature works, it also provides fresh air and physical
activity. So why not encourage kids to get out and “grow?” They do love
performing some of the simple tasks and REALLY love to get dirty! To get your
children more involved in the gardening process, take a look at these 7 ways to
encourage kids to help in the garden!
1. Kids love to feel included, buy them some simple garden tools!
2. Give them a task such as pulling weeds. Show them how and they
will follow suite.
3. Ask them questions and start a conversation about what their “job”
entails. No better way then to get them acquainted with the space!
4. Ask them to throw rocks or weeds into a compost or trash pile.
Kids love to get dirty, and they love to throw. This is fun for
5. Get dirty. Often times we don’t emphasize getting dirty enough in
our day to day lives. Allowing them to dig in the dirt and make a
mess will truly bring delight.
6. Let them help choose (with direction) where the plant should be
placed. Allowing your child or grandchildren to have an input
makes them feel special.
7. Step back after you’re done and show them the impact they’ve
made. Shower them with thank you’s and positive words. They’ll
want to help again.
We love kids and would love to help them get involved in the garden. If this is something you're interested in, please reach out and call us!