Make Your Backyard a Fun Place for the Whole Family

Posted by Lindsay Gough on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 8:30am.

It can be hard to tear kids away from their technology during the summer. Making the backyard a place they want to spend time can help get them up and outdoors all summer long. Here are a few fun home improvement tips the whole family can enjoy.

Fire Pit

A fire pit is a perfect way to get the family to gather together outside. You can use it to grill marshmallows with the kids or tell ghost stories until the late hours of the night. In addition to the fun it provides for the family, it is a great addition for entertaining guests year round in St George.

Sand Box

Adding a sandbox to your backyard can be as easy or elaborate as you want to make it. It can be as simple as building a base out of two-by-fours and filling it with sand. More experienced craftsmen may build it under swing sets or in the shape of a boat. Whatever your skill level, the kids will love the chance to get messy outside.

Giant Hammock

Relaxing in a hammock on a summer afternoon sounds delightful. Everyone from tiny kids to grandpa can enjoy the comfort of lazily swinging back and forth. A twist on the hammock is a giant hammock. These hammocks have room for the whole family to climb in and watch the stars, read a book together, or just enjoy each other’s company.

Garden

A family vegetable garden is a great way to get the family to work together on something throughout the summer. Kids can learn where their food comes from and how to nurture plants. A vegetable garden has the added benefit of fresh vegetables at the ready all summer long.

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