How To Create A Backyard Play Area For Kids
Posted On May 3, 2017
Having a play area for your kids to spend time outdoors is a great way to keep them entertained at home. If you are planning to build a play area, this is the perfect opportunity for you to get artistic with your kids and create an exciting play ground. There are so many ideas out there that you can look up for some inspiration. You should definitely get your kids involved in this project because after all they are the ones who will be using it. Outlined below are some tips for you to build a backyard play area.
Select the Play Site
Take a good look at your garden or backyard and select a spot that is perfect for a play area. A site near a fence and a somewhat large tree would be ideal. Once you have selected the site, you can then move on to planning what you will incorporate. A place near a tree is great so that you can build a tree house for the kids to play in. Consider the other fixtures you will need including swings, see saws and slides.
Prep the Site
Next is to prepare the location. If the portion of land you have selected is not flat, first you need to level the ground. It is important to have a smooth ground to prevent tripping and falling. You can purchase synthetic grass from sports equipment suppliers to give the ground a better look and better hold. If you are building a tree house, get the timber ready and treated.
Position the Play Sets
Next it is time to position the play sets in the right places. It is better to fix play sets such as see saws on sports surfaces. Swings and slides can be mounted on grass or soft sand to prevent injuries. If you are planning to have a play house, make sure to have a good distance between the play house and the play sets. However, before fixing everything there is more to be done. So this step is only to get an idea where each piece will be set up later on.
Set up Boundaries
You can use timber to define the perimeter of the play area. You can lay them out and pin them to the ground in a fun pattern. It is better to have a weed barrier so the play area will not be affected by weeds. But, it is totally optional. Finally you can fix all the play equipment. Make sure to put up railings around play equipment that are raised from the ground.
Now the play area for your children is complete. You do not have to worry about maintaining the ground of area if you follow these steps and the kids will have a safe and comfortable zone to have fun at.