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landscaping for the fun of kids

My name is Amelia - welcome to my blog! I am the mother of four very active boys ranging from 9 years to 3 years. When I am making improvements around my home and my property, I try to focus on how I can make those improvements while keeping things fun for the kids. This past year, I worked with a landscaper to create an outdoor environment that was fun for the kids, but looked nice from the road. I wanted the landscaper to design some elements into the yard that the kids could limb around on and let their imaginations run wild without having to worry about things getting destroyed in the process.

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Three Landscaping Ideas To Transform Your Backyard Into An Outside Paradise

If your backyard is overrun with weeds, toys, overgrown trees, and yard equipment, it is time to give your space a makeover. By making a few simple changes, you can turn your outside space into a backyard paradise ideal for entertaining and making memories with friends and family.

1. Rethink Your Gardens

There's nothing like a garden full of lush, vibrant flowers to set a relaxing atmosphere for your outside activities. For some homeowners, gardening is a satisfying way to de-stress. However, for others, gardening is a necessary chore required to make your home look nice. Regardless of which side of the spectrum you are on, rethink the layout of your gardens so that they work for your gardening preferences.

If you prefer that your garden be as low maintenance as possible, have you landscaper redesign your flower beds so that they require minimal upkeep. One way to do this is to plant perennials. Perennials are flowers that come back year after year so that you do not have to constantly replant your garden. There are also certain perennials that are more hardy than other species; ask your landscaper what varieties will grow best in your growing zone.

One way to minimize the weeds in your garden is to install raised garden beds. The physical space between the garden bed and your yard helps prevent the occurrence of many weeds. Another way to decrease the weeds is to add a thick layer of mulch to your flower beds.

2. Install Storage That Makes Sense

The utility shed is a common storage facility for homeowners. However, you need to make sure that any storage works with your needs. For example, if you have children's toys that you want to store, one large shed may not be the best idea if you want kids to be able to retrieve and put their toys away by themselves.

You may prefer to purchase a smaller shed solely for yard equipment that the children do not have access to. An outside storage bench is a great addition to house outside toys. The kids can open and close it by themselves, and it also doubles as extra seating when you have extra guests.

3. Put in a Deck or Patio

If your home doesn't have a deck or patio, it is time to put one in. A patio or deck physically sections off a portion of your yard for entertaining. Once your deck or patio is installed, you can add patio furniture, a fire pit, grill, or outside bar to create a space that you look forward to using.

For extra help, you will want to get in touch with a landscape designer.