If you have ever thought about taking up archery then you will of course have had a think about the fact you need a really good garden or outdoor space. The most important thing though so to remember just how dangerous archery is and so you need to completely safe proof garden to avoid injury to any neighbours or people around you.
Make sure the arrows can’t escape your garden
One of the worst things that can possibly happen would be that the odd arrow escapes from your garden, even if if heaven forbid one escaped you didn’t injure someone it would be really bad if one did get out.
Make sure that the archery area is a toddler proofed area of your garden
It would be a disaster if your archery area in the garden wasn’t child proof, you really must appreciate that although archery might be an important past time it’s nothing compared to your kids safety so unless you can workout a way that you can keep the kids safe I would suggest not to have the archery setup.
“You just don’t want to chance it, the most important part of the garden is to make sure your kids are enjoying it” says Shelly from gardentoolbox.co.uk. Many experts agree too, you’ve really got to look after your kids in the garden, the BBC are kind enough to explain how kids really benefit from a garden.
Perhaps a little decking area in the garden would help
Decking would be useful as it’ll give you an even surface to practice from. I think if you factor the cost of decking these days, it’s a no brainer if you want to get on with any sport in the garden. Personally what I like most about decking is the fact that it provides a really nice anti slip surface that would be absolutely ideal for any accuracy based hobbies.
I recently had a bit of decking installed and a 15 metre section cost about £500 which is extremely cheap, I mean you can spend more than that on carpet and that might not even be a high quality piece either so all in all I would say decking is a sound bet in the garden for archery.
Making sure all the equipment goes away from the garden
Don’t leave any equipment in the garden, one of the best ways to solve that is with a garden tool box. It’s good to have an area in the garden where you can keep dangerous tools under lock and key. Every garden should have one whether or not archery is involved. It’ll really help to toddler and child proof your garden leaving you with peace of mind while you’re enjoying your favourite hobbies.
If you don’t think you can keep your family safe with your hobbies in the garden then I would highly recommend that you just keep the hobbies at the club and pay a small premium for the privilege of using other peoples grounds rather than your own garden.