Have you recently moved into a new home, or have you done a lot of work to your outside space recently? Or, maybe your kids are just now wanting to play outside after the cold winter months. Either way, it can be hard to learn how to create a safe backyard for your kids. There are so many different things to focus on and consider and every yard is different. If you are just now trying to create a safe outdoor play space, follow these tips:
Inspect their play areas
Before anything else, you should probably inspect your entire outdoor space. Pick out the spots that you can improve and definitely make sure you know if everything is safe enough for your kids and any animals, as well. Worried about snakes? Make sure leaves are picked up and any spots that they would love to hang out in are blocked off. If you have a designated play area such as a playground, make it safe. Make sure the playground or treehouse is safely secured and make sure the materials used under the playground/tree house are safe, as well. This means that you need to look for rotten pieces of wood, rusted spots, or nails that are sticking up out of the wood or other areas. Take a good look at everything and pinpoint the spots in your yard that need major improvement.
Add a fence
I would highly recommend adding some type of fence to keep your kids and your pets contained within the yard, to increase overall outdoor safety. Even if you try your best to watch your kids in the yard, they are fast and sometimes sneaky! You could be pulling weeds and not notice that one of the kids ran out of the backyard. This is exactly why a fence is so handy for every single yard! Not sure where to start when it comes to having Monmouth County Picket Vinyl Fencing installed? Check out Sabba’s Landscaping! They are a local NJ-based company that installs fences, does landscaping work, and hardscaping work, as well. Some of their services are installing patio pavers, installing fencing, landscape design, creating fire pits and retaining walls, and much more. Their work is not only beautiful, but it’s really high-quality and you can tell that they truly care about their customers and the work that they are doing. I am so impressed just looking at the pictures!
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Practice water safety
If you have a pool, river, pond, lake, or any type of water, please make sure your children can not accidentally get in it and drown. Teach your kids safety lessons and teach them how to swim, starting at an early age. Above and beyond knowledge, also prevent a possible slip or jump in the water by somehow adding a safety precaution. ISR swim lessons are great for swim safety!
What about pests?
If you get your yard sprayed for pest or mosquito control, just think about that before letting your kids run outside. There is a certain amount of time that you are supposed to wait before playing in the yard. I feel like this is a pretty obvious point and there is not a whole lot to say on the matter, but just please be aware!
Do you have any other tips for creating a safe outdoor play area? If so, I’d love to hear them below!