Landscape Design Ideas For A Child Friendly Yard
In our latest Saskatoon Landscaping article, we discuss landscape design ideas for a child-friendly yard.
What kids love most about the summer is the fact that they get to spend a lot of time outdoors. This provides you as parents with the perfect opportunity to get crafty and to turn the backyard into a fun playground. There are lots of great ideas you can try and make sure you also involve the kids in your projects.
Turn Your Backyard Into A Playground
Not really a fan of kids drawing with chalk on the walkway? Then get them a chalkboard and this way there will be a designated space just for that. You can install it on the fence, in the backyard.
This is usually the type of activity you enjoy on vacations which makes it a perfect summer projects. Kids will love it and I’m sure their friends will too. A simple way of gaining popularity and having fun at the same time. Just make sure it’s safe.
As a kid, who loved building tents under the table and hiding there? I’m sure your kids would love the idea of having a tent too, especially if you install it outdoors. It would be like an adventure for them.
As much as it’s fun to run around and play, sometimes you need to sit down and relax for a while. Hanging chairs have a way of making that fun too. Hang them in your backyard and the whole family can relax and enjoy precious moments.
The better version of a hanging chair, in a kid’s opinion, would be a swing. You can make one from an old chair and some sturdy rope. Paint it a bold colour to make it look more attractive. It’s an easy week-end project.
Or perhaps a tire swing.
You can also recycle your old tires. Use them to make fun swings for the kids. You’ll also need some chain and something to hang the swing from, like a tree. Make sure it’s all safe and secure before you let the kids use it.
Kids of all ages love to play in the sand and, since you can’t spend the whole summer on the beach, bring a piece of it to your home. A sandbox would fit nicely in the backyard and you can even have a small pool.
Treehouse – a must have!
Don’t think we’ve overlooked the number one DIY project for the backyard: the treehouse. It’s definitely a must-have, a place where kids can play together, set up a meeting and have fun all day long. So, if you already have one, give it a quick makeover and, if not, you better start building one with your kid.
A Music fence.
To make a music fence, you need a fence panel and any object you can think of that makes a sound when you hit it. You can use old pots and pans, wooden spoons and other things you find in the house or garage. Better yet, just let the kids discover them.
A climbing wall is a great thing to have and not just for the kids. You get your daily dose of exercise and you have fun at the same time. At first, it would be best to have a mattress on the ground, just in case.
With a little bit of coloured spray paint and a stencil, you can make a Twister game in your backyard. Make it as big as you want. You basically just paint the grass and the colour will probably be gone with the first rain but it’s a fun idea for a summer party
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