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How to Create a Magical Family Garden For All Ages Which is Both Inspirational and Practical

June 28th, 2022

No garden can be a real success unless the overall design is right

This is particularly true of the family garden, which must cater for both children and adults, who might have radically different ideas of how the space should be used. The garden must both look good whilst requiring little maintenance other than that which you choose to do. Also a cohesive plan will allow you to either do the work all at once or in stages as you budget dictates.

Adults v Childrens’ Idea of a garden

Adults generally have a good idea about what they want from their garden, be it a tranquil oasis of calm or an eating and entertaining environment or a plants-man’s paradise, maybe a combination of all three. However it is important for adults to appreciate what children want in a garden too, so that a harmonious balance of family life can be achieved. A child’s desire to climb trees, make dens, ride bicycles and kick balls need not conflict with your own garden dreams. Bringing adventure, exhilaration and mystery into a garden for children without forfeiting its character and charm for adults and making the most of a garden should be your goal.

The garden is usually larger than any room in the house

Even in a small garden each family member should aim to have their own private space. There should also be areas which encourage the family to come together; a terrace, pool or seating area could provide just this opportunity.

Involve children in each stage of the garden’s development

Leaf through gardening books together, take them to other gardens, parks and wild areas to see which habitats go down well. Encourage them to draw sketches of tree houses, paddling pools and climbing trees, and make use of these whenever practical, so that they feel they have contributed to the garden plan and you feel that you are fulfilling some of their dreams.

Top 3 Tips

set out an overall plan before you start to make any alterations
tackle the improvements over a comparatively long period of time
retain an element of flexibility so that the garden grows with you

Some examples of the features that adults would like and what children would like:-

For Adults

sheltered eating and entertaining area
tranquil place in which to relax
water feature
a screen from the neighbours
kitchen garden area for vegetables
garden room for office or studio
shed for storage
woodland area
herb garden
herbaceous border
area for pets/chickens
private place to sunbathe

For Children

playhouse or den
space to pitch a tent
climbing frame
tree house
paddling pool
wildlife pool
long grass
place to ride bikes
woodland area for games
flowering border to attract bees and butterflies
pet area
vegetable or flower plot
area for ball games
swimming pool
trees for climbing

Overall Master Plan

With an overall master plan you can ensure that all the elements of your garden will co-exist happily and complement one another. As you can see from the above list there are similarities that can be incorporated into the plan to please both children and adults alike.

Optimizing Your Logistics and Distribution

June 24th, 2022

Undeniably, the most crucial role of a company following the production is the distribution and logistics of the final goods so that they reach the end consumers at the right time. Clearly, logistics and delivery both have an unmatched role to play in the performance of the business. Hence, a steadfast and seamless mechanism for your goods distribution will ensure that your customers are satisfied with you. While the system of logistics and distribution varies with companies depending on the kind of products they deal in, optimizing it means following some discrete approach. However, here are discussed some easy and tacit ways to simplify distribution operations to make sure customers get a satisfying service.

Resource efficient packaging

Most of the times, courier and delivery services companies deploy a uniform packaging system, irrespective of what they are distributing. Many times, we see a simple consumer good, which is not as fragile as an electronic item, arriving with layers of packaging. So, you need to make sure that your packaging do not become excessive and as per the product nature from you logistics service provider. This way not only wastes will be reduced but also the costs of packing.

Bring forth new delivery options

Just not the products but there are many things that matter in delivery like the weight, dimension, nature or type of product, or whether it needs cold storage. While all this have a huge impact on the customers’ satisfaction and state of the product when it will arrive at them, you need to find out whether you own delivery system have options to take care of all the aspects well.

Turning on automated processes for delivery

Another way you can assure that your delivery systems are fulfilling all expectations of customers is automation. Tracking of delivery route, time and vehicles/driver details, will help customers relax back while their orders are out for delivery. This further reduces the random calls and inquiries from the customers regarding their products.

Picking a logistics and delivery partner

The most befitting way to streamline your logistics and delivery mechanism is joining hands with a full-fledged delivery and courier services company who will help you through and out. From special handling of the products to warehousing management, products packaging to dispatch, doorstep deliveries to customers services, they will be in charge of all.

You need to realize that the logistics role is hard and it is that significant part of your business, which can hold back your customers providing them right delivery facilities. Whichever business you are into, just make sure your logistics support is well optimized and automated to get your products aptly to your end customers.