3 Tips To Creating A Kid-Friendly Landscape Design

Posted on: 23 December 2015

Having a landscaped backyard is a wonderful thing, but if you have children, you definitely want to put their wants and needs into consideration when creating your design. Since it is so important for children to get outside and play, you want your backyard to be fun and inviting for them. This article will discuss three tips for creating a kid-friendly landscape design. 

Create A Hopscotch Path Out Of Your Stepping Stones

A simple yet fun way to make your landscape design more kid-friendly is to paint numbers onto your stepping stones. These stones can then be placed on the ground in a pattern of 1, 2, 3, etc. until all of the stones have been placed. You can even get your children involved in the process by having them help you paint the stones and then put them in place in your backyard. Your children will love being able to play hopscotch as they go along the path, and you still get all of the benefits that come along with having the stepping stones. 

Dig A Hole For Your Trampoline 

Kids love trampolines and they are excellent additions to your backyard, but you need to ensure that they are as safe as possible. A great way to do this is to have a hole dug in your backyard to house the trampoline. The best way to go about creating this hole is to use a back hoe because it will easily be able to dig the hole as deep and as wide as you need it to be. Once the hole is dug, you can carefully place the trampoline inside, and it will blend right in with the rest of your landscape design. 

Use Sand or Wood Chips For Play Areas 

Sand and/or wood chips are excellent to use in the places where your children play in the backyard because they do great in highly trafficked areas. Sand is excellent to be used for sandpits and is also great in areas with trampolines, swing sets, or any type of play set that you have in your backyard. Wood chips do well in these areas as well, but your children will need to wear shoes to ensure that the wood chips do not hurt their feet. Also, use some type of barrier between the wood chips/sand and the grass or rocks in your yard to ensure that it doesn't get tracked all over the place.

Contact a landscape contractor like Cumberland Valley Tree Service & Landscaping for more information.