Someone who is confined to a wheel chair should not be expected to stay indoors all the time, especially at home. With careful and the use of synthetic grass, you can design the garden so that it is accessible to someone in a wheel chair, either simply to move around in, or to actively take part in the gardening.
Smooth pathways in the garden are vital
The pathways in the garden need to be even, so that a wheel chair can travel along them with ease. This does not mean that they have to be boring, though. Paving the paths is the easiest alternative, as this will ensure they remain even and are not influenced by rain and mud. Perhaps a more attractive alternative is to use wood as the base of the path.
Yet another alternative that is quite versatile and even more attractive is to use synthetic grass for at least part of the pathway. It can be used most creatively in crazy paving.
Crazy paving using synthetic grass
Crazy paving is the description given to paving that consists of stones of varying sizes laid in any order. Usually, there is cement or a similar fixer between them. A more attractive option is to lay the stones with grass in between, which is more natural looking and aesthetically pleasing. These paths tend to be uneven, though, because of the difference in texture between the paving stones and the grass, as well as the fact that the grass will grow.
If you use synthetic grass between the flat paving stones in a crazy paving path, then you can be assured of an even surface. The synthetic grass is hard enough to ensure that the level of grass and stone is consistent with each other. Of course, synthetic grass will not grow, so the evenness of the path is guaranteed in the long term.
Use synthetic grass for green spaces in a container garden
For someone in a wheel chair, gardening itself can be a challenge. This is because most plants grow in beds that are on the ground and are not easily accessed. Weeding a bed, planting a plant, or even picking a flower are almost literally beyond reach. If most of the plants are in containers, this makes them more easily accessible. It can also make the ground level of the garden sparse and boring.
Use synthetic grass to cover the ground in at least one area of the garden. This will allow the wheelchair-bound person to be able to move across the smooth surface to access their garden plants and to be part of the garden. The synthetic grass will also be attractive and give green covering at ground level, so the disabled person will enjoy spending time in the environment.Share
15 June 2016
Welcome! My name is Frances, and this is my first blog. Whether you found me through a Google search or were passed my link by a friend, I am so glad you found my blog. I plan to fill it with a range of commentary on the world of contracting and construction work, and I hope that you find my ideas compelling and creative. I am a dog trainer, but I have always loved the world of construction. I tend to work a lot on the weekends and evenings, when my clients are off work. As a result, I have a lot of time to write during the day, and I decided to create this blog. Thank you for reading.