When brainstorming a new landscape design for a client, we often prompt them to consider additions the whole family can enjoy. If they’ve got a lot of young kids, for example, then we offer some fun ideas that can be enjoyed from kid to young adult. Here are some of the most popular choices:
Whether the family has an avid golfer or wants a fun activity, a putting green gives the kids a new sport to learn. Plus, depending on the size of the area, it could even be turned into a couple mini golf holes. Instead of spending money at a mini golf arena, the family can instead stay home and enjoy the one in your backyard.
In-ground pool with slide
Adding a pool to the backyard typically benefits the whole family, but kids especially get a lot out of it. It’s important for them to get outside for active play as they’re growing, and a pool presents the perfect place for them to exercise and practice their swimming skills. Including additions like a slide, volleyball net, basketball net, or a diving board just adds more fun activities for them to enjoy. Plus, they’ll have the perfect place to invite their friends over so they can get in some social time too.
Instead of an above-ground trampoline that can affect the aesthetic of your landscaping, an in-ground trampoline will be a great compromise. Plus, it’s sturdier since it’s built into the ground, so you won’t have to worry about it being moved around during storms with high winds. Then, the kids have another way to exercise and get outside. If you have kids in gymnastics or tumbling, they can also practice their moves on it.
For kids who love to garden or are looking for a new outlet, gardening can be a very fulfilling activity. When you invest in garden beds, you give the whole family a specific spot to learn about how to grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The kids will learn responsibility as they take care of the plants, and the family can have some fresh, homegrown food to eat.
Whether you’re considering some or all of these additions, we can plan the perfect upgrade to your landscaping. The landscape experts at Outdoor Innovations love bringing your ideas to life, and we’ve proudly been doing so since 2007. Contact us if you’d like to talk about upgrading your outdoor living.