Approximately 83% of Americans believe that having a backyard is important and 90% of those with a yard think it is important that it’s also well-maintained. If you have children, a nice, open backyard isn’t just important, it’s downright necessary.
You don’t have to stop at just keeping your lawn clean, either. You can make some terrific landscape improvements that will not only look great, but will give your children a place to have even more fun. One of the best landscape improvements that American property owners frequently make is to construct a playground in the backyard.
Playgrounds and great for boosting your property’s visual appearance and are terrific for kids to mess around and have fun. If you’re thinking about building your own playground in your backyard this summer, hopefully these tips can help:
- Construct a detailed blueprint — Having an idea of exactly what your playground will look like and where it will go is an extremely important first step. In addition to developing a blueprint of what it will look like, you should determine the exact dimensions of every aspect of the playground.
- Have cedar chips placed at the base — When you begin constructing a playground in your yard, it’s best to first mark off the area where the playground will eventually be. Then, you should cover the base of the playground with cedar chips. For playground use, it’s recommended to use a 12-inch layer. Additionally, it’s best to work with professionals so you don’t end up making mistakes and ruining the look of your property.
- Keep in mind that your children will grow — If you’re constructing a playground for your infant children, great! But it’s important to remember that they are going to grow up — quick. So don’t confine your kids to a playground specifically built for babies because by the time they reach their toddler or teenage years, they’ll feel too old for that playground. You can build areas that your kids will enjoy in the future and just keep your infants out of those areas until they grow up a little.
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