Making a garden more accessible

Hello everyone:
Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
Making a garden more accessible
By Donna J. Jodhan

Before you say no or turn thumbs down on these suggestions; consider these
You can definitely increase your revenue and reduce both your internal and
external costs and here’s how.

Take it from me! I have been an accessibility awareness consultant and
advisor since 1998 and I continue to help companies to increase their
revenues, reduce their costs, and reach hidden consumer markets!

Believe it or not, making your garden accessible to not just yourself but to
others as well is not as difficult as you may think. The trick here is to
ensure that it can be reached easily, is easy to navigate, and can be
enjoyed by everyone.

Here are a few suggestions for you.
1. Make sure that your garden is easy to access. That is, it is easy to
reach and enter.

2. That your flower beds are well laid out in a way that they are easy to
see and to walk among.

3. That there is enough space between each flower bed.

4. That flower beds are not too close to the entrance of your garden.

5. If your garden includes seats and benches, that they are not too high or
too low and that they are in colours that are easy to see.

6. That they are in locations that are accessible and easy to reach.

7. That shrubbery is kept properly manicured so that they do not pose any
challenges to those walking by. That is, that they are not too bushy.

This should be a good start.

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