As a parent, you always want to make sure that your yard is safe for your kids to play in. And this means you have to pay attention to a number of factors, including irritating flying pests, and then physical matters like what yard fertilizers are safe for kids to play around, or even the basic maintenance level of the things surrounding your property.
So, consider these four following categories of tips to make your yard safe for your children, including keeping bees and mosquitos away, paying attention to chemical makeup of yard liquids, and proper fence maintenance.
Keep the Bees Away
You can probably deal with a few bees by just avoiding them, but if they become a problem, for instance if there are several hives on your property, it is probably best to call a bee and wasp control company. They will come in and assess the situation, and tell you what needs to be done on a professional and complete level to deal with it so that your kids can play in your yard safely without any fear of getting stung.
Get Rid of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are another threat to your children if they get bad in your area during particular seasons. They can carry diseases, and even outside of that, they can cause a lot of irritation in unprotected kids, particularly if someone has an allergy to them. There are a number of organic ways to keep the mosquito population down, and in addition to those, you should always have your kids wear appropriate bug repellant. Also, there are things like powered devices that you can wear on your belt that are supposed to keep the bugs away in your personal space, which many people say work very well.
Learn Which Yard Fertilizer Is Safe
If you do your own landscaping, you know that lawns usually take a combination of fertilizer and weed killer to make them stay nice. It’s important, if you have kids, to know what chemicals are in yard fertilizer, so that you know if you should rope that area off from your kids for a certain amount of time after you apply it.
Maintain Your Fences
A final consideration to make sure your yard is safe for your children is the shape your fences are in. If you have chain link, do they have rusty tines on the top? If you have wooden fences, do they have any areas your kids could get splinters from, or otherwise cut themselves? It’s a good idea to regularly check to see if they are damaged or they could cause damage to kids who are around them and playing on or around them, just to be safe.