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Time outdoors is good for the mind, body, and soul. But when you don’t have an appealing place at home to spend time outside, it means that you have to go elsewhere, which makes it harder to maintain a solid outdoor routine.
All this to say that putting time, energy, and a little money into improving your yard can be a worthwhile investment. If your yard is equipped for relaxing and/or engaging family activities, then you can boost your health and well-being without having to go anywhere else. In this guide, Sweet Peet provides you with some ideas and resources to help you get started.
Creating a Garden
One of the most practical ways to make your yard healthier is to start a garden.
- First, you will need to choose crops like tomatoes, summer squash, bush beans, etc.
- If vegetables aren’t a priority, consider top-quality plants to create a beautiful oasis.
- Next, properly design your garden; be sure to keep your kids in mind during this step.
- Once you have it planned out, it’s time to clear the ground and make your vision a reality.
- Enhance your soil with Sweet Peet, a nutrient-rich organic soil amendment that will help your garden bloom beautifully.
- Secure the right tools and learn how to work with the space you have.
Making a Space for Kids Outdoor Activities
Make sure your yard accommodates fun, engaging activities for the kiddos.
- Building a treehouse is a great way to encourage your kids to stay active.
- Installing a pool can provide the entire family with endless hours of fun and relaxation.
- Look to educational activities that can engage your children. Teach them how to identify rocks and insects, and learn a little about the outdoors yourself.
- Making a climbing wall, a hopscotch mat, or an outdoor chalkboard for the kiddos.
Professionals to Hire
While you may be able to DIY your yard projects, you could save yourself a lot of time, energy, and stress by getting professionals to handle certain tasks.
- Consider hiring a professional to help you plan out and/or develop your garden.
- A landscape designer can help you plan out any or every aspect of your yard.
- If you have a swimming pool with issues, it’s essential to get it repaired.
- If you need assistance, look for a qualified handyman in your area.
Last, but definitely not least, make sure your yard is a safe environment for children and pets.
- If you don’t have a fence, that should be one of the first changes you make.
- Add garden lights so everything stays well-lit even after the sun goes down. Sites like Overstock offer lots of budget-friendly options, and you can find coupons and cash back offers online to save even more.
- Also, consider installing a few outdoor cameras. Ring and Nest are top-rated options that won’t break the bank.
- Always be on the lookout for poisonous plants on your property.
- Play structures should be built with solid beam construction and sturdy hardware.
Wouldn’t you spend more time outdoors if you had a yard that facilitated relaxing and engaging activities? Health should be a top priority for every family, and investing in your yard is a great way to achieve that.