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Why decorative aggregates and play bark chippings are great for gardens used by children

By redguerrilla on 23/05/14 in: For The Garden

Decorative aggregates are increasingly popular with parents that want a beautiful garden even though it is overrun with kids! Read on to find out why.

When it comes to having a garden that you can be proud of, you’d be surprised how difficult it is to keep a garden tidy if there are kids constantly running around in it. Many parents of young children are continuously exasperated and embarrassed at the state of their garden, especially when they compare it to their childless friends’ gardens. There is no doubt about it – children certainly leave their mark. But then again, why shouldn’t they? Surely the garden is a place for all of the family to enjoy, and while they are running about it in they are enjoying some much-needed fresh air and exercise.

Many parents are discovering that the solution that keeps everybody happy is decorative aggregates. Using garden additions such as bark chippings and slate chippings means that they can turn their garden into a place that is suitable for children and adults alike. Read on to find out why.

Less Mess
Decorative aggregates are the perfect solution for a tidy garden because they create far less mess. Rather than soil in the flowerbeds which gets easily spilt and kicked about, bark chippings and slate chippings tend to stay in one place. This is still the case even in high winds and pouring rain. Using these decorative aggregates and play bark chippings means that everything in the garden stays where it should be, no matter what.

Safer
Parents choose bark chippings to place under children’s play equipment because it provides such a safe landing. The adults can get on with their jobs safe in the knowledge that the children will be okay if they fall. Simply build a rubber or wooden border around the play area in order to keep the chippings contained and you have a dedicated play area (which will go a long way towards keeping the kids out of other areas of the garden!)

More Attractive
Not only are play bark chippings safer and more practical for gardens with kids running around, but they also add a wonderful design feature to any garden. Practical solutions which are also beautiful are in short supply, so it’s no wonder that this option is so popular with so many people.

Decorate aggregates are the perfect addition to your garden if you have children flying around. For more ideas on how they could feature in your garden, simply speak to the experts at Stones4Homes. They will be happy to advise you further on the many benefits of these surprisingly low-cost garden features.