5 Ways to Help Dad Relax in the Garden
From chief lawn mower to the master of the outdoor grill, dads are often portrayed as the handyperson around the yard. If you’re stuck doing all of the maintenance tasks, gardening can seem like a lot of work and no play. This Father’s Day, help the dads in your life relax in the garden.
Create a Quiet Place
Like everyone else in the family, dads need some quiet time. The rise of the man shed has turned the traditional shed into a quiet space for reading, enjoying a game of pool, or working on a hobby. If you have an old shed in the garden, think about refurbishing it as a quiet getaway.
If you don’t have the space for a shed, think about what the dads in your family like to do to relax. If you have a pond or a quiet section of your garden, add a bench. Install a hammock between two trees. Create a garden full of his favorite childhood plants. Think of ways to cultivate relaxation in the garden, and you’ll create a place that dad and the entire family will enjoy.
Make Space for Connection
Fathers’ Day is about family, and this Fathers’ Day you can celebrate that connection by creating spaces where dads and kids can connect. Add space for toys, make a micro mini golf course, or add a basketball hoop to the back garden. Whether it’s a new swing, a space to play catch, or a play space that’s near his home office, adding opportunities to connect with the kids will make his Fathers’ Day shine.
What’s dad-friendly landscaping? That entirely depends on your dad. If the dad in your family is an enthusiastic gardener, a gift of plants or a new garden bed will be a wonderful surprise for Fathers’ Day. Dads who prefer the outdoor grill and relaxing on the deck might prefer grill tools, a deck chair, or a delicious dinner.
The gift of time is a very meaningful gift as well. If your dad, husband, or father spends a lot of time weeding, watering, trimming, mowing, and cleaning outdoors, give him some time off. Have the kids take over the mowing for a week with a mowing gift certificate, or arrange to have your pruning or gutter cleaning professionally done this year. If he’s responsible for many of the home maintenance tasks, add devices that make dad’s life easier, such as cordless mowers or gutter guards that prevent leaves from falling into the gutter in the first place.
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