Kid-Friendly Backyard Landscaping: Five Tips from the Pros

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Kid-friendly backyard landscaping can provide you and your family with hours of entertainment and the opportunity to create priceless memories with your children. In this article, our professionals at Oasis Lawn Care have compiled our favorite kid-friendly backyard landscaping tips for our customers with children.

Kid-Friendly Backyard Landscaping: Five Tips from the Pros

When planning a backyard with kids, be sure to consider:

  1. Safety first: When designing backyard landscaping with kids in mind, the first consideration should be safety. This includes plant selection, fencing, outdoor lighting, adequate pathways or stepping stones, and more.
  2. Shade: Kids aren’t likely going to have much fun if they are whining about the heat. Be sure to plant trees and/or install shade coverings to help your children play comfortably and avoid sunburn and heat exhaustion.
  3. Play structures: Whether a swing set, trampoline, climbing wall or slide, play structures are a kid favorite. Ensure that whatever play structure you choose is age-appropriate and constructed out of safe and durable materials.
  4. Soft surfaces: Kid-friendly backyard activities often require a soft surface to play on. This can be achieved with natural grasses, artificial turf, or even rubber mulch.
  5. Family-friendly seating: When designing your backyard landscaping, don’t forget to include a place for the adults to sit and relax. The kids are going to want you to watch the new trick they learned on the trampoline multiple times, so you might as well make it comfortable!

Backyard landscaping with kid-friendly features is a surefire way to not only create a beautiful outdoor space, but also will provide your kids with the opportunity to explore, exercise and grow.

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