Every kid needs an outdoor space to play, but making your backyard all about the kids can ruin its aesthetic. Use the following ideas to make your backyard a space that appeals to youngsters but still keeps its charm for adults.
Make a Kids’ Corner
Instead of turning the whole backyard into a child’s paradise, designate a certain portion of your yard as a place for kids to hang out.
Consider using paving stones to mark off the kids’ area. Fill the space with wooden mulch to cushion little ones’ inevitable falls. Rubber mulch is a springy alternative but can get quite hot in the desert sun.
Keep toys and climbing structures within this area. The fun within will draw kids to it, and the sectioned-off area will discourage playthings from encroaching on the rest of the yard.
Las Vegas backyard landscaping can also help you create a hideaway area. Whether you’d like to nestle a hammock among your shrubbery or camouflage a child-sized fort, the secret spot will have tremendous kid-appeal.
Install a Few Swings
There’s not much that little kids love more than swinging, but climbing is a close second. Combine both of these interests with a swing set.
If you’re going for aesthetics, not just any set will do. Harmonizing a brightly colored metal structure with the surroundings is tricky. A wooden swing set, on the other hand, can be stained to match the surrounding woodwork.
If you don’t want to install a full swing set, consider a tire swing. This classic backyard toy provides hours of fun. It’s easy to hide in a corner, but it will also blend well with a retro-cool backyard style.
Just Add Water
Children can’t get enough of splashing in the water, so if you really want to make your backyard a kid magnet, consider installing a swimming pool. One sunny day after another will be spent in its refreshing water.
If you’re looking for an idea that commands less yard space, consider a splash pad. Kids will spend hours running through its fountains. A trendy water feature, it can fit right in with the look of your yard.