A backyard the family will love

July 17, 2015 - 3 min read

Are you looking for a way to spruce up your backyard, but worried some of your design dreams may not be suitable for your tots? Water features, spiky plants and play equipment can all be potentially hazardous to young children. We’ve found some great ideas to make your backyard family friendly, while still being aesthetically […]

Are you looking for a way to spruce up your backyard, but worried some of your design dreams may not be suitable for your tots? Water features, spiky plants and play equipment can all be potentially hazardous to young children. We’ve found some great ideas to make your backyard family friendly, while still being aesthetically pleasing. If you live in the Northern Territory, take advantage of the fantastic warm weather and enjoy your backyard. We’ve got some great ideas that will make your backyard stand out!


Built-in trampoline

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Trampolines have been popular outside play equipment for years! These spring-loaded trampolines are some of the most popular pastimes for kids of all ages, but they can also be dangerous and a bit of an eye sore. If you’re looking for a stylish way to integrate a trampoline into your backyard, why not opt for a built-in trampoline? Not only does this look better in a backyard, but it’s a safer way for kids to enjoy the trampoline as there’s no height to fall from!

Opt for a teepee

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If you want to build your kids a little cubby, but don’t want to worry about regulations and the dangers of a raised cubby house, why not opt for a teepee? These stylish designs give your children somewhere to hide away and get out of the sun, and are a safer option than a traditional wooden cubby. The best part is, if it’s raining you can easily move it inside and continue the fun!

Child-friendly water features

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While having a pond or water feature in your backyard might seem attractive, they can also be potentially hazardous when there are small kids tottering about. An alternative to this is to build a child-friendly water feature that doesn’t have a pool of water, such as a waterfall or water wall. If you want to take it to the next level and make it interactive, why not install a splashpad for the kids to run through during summer? Just ensure the floor is non-slip!

Outdoor dining

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If you’ve got particularly messy eaters or just want to spend more time in the great outdoors, why not move your dining area outside? Turning your back deck into an entertainment area means that you can have friends over while still supervising your active tots! You can even design your own children’s table, so they have the perfect place to eat their morning tea and do all of that colouring in.


Ready to take the plunge and turn your backyard into a family friendly haven? We’ve found some great¬†landscapers and designers who can help you out!

Affordable Gardening Services

If you want to update your garden but don’t want to break the bank in doing so, then give the team at Affordable Gardening Services a call. Specialising in all aspects of landscaping, from design through to installing irrigation systems and retaining walls, you won’t have to do much at all to transform your yard into a child-friendly mecca. Contact this locally owned business for a free quote today!
Servicing: Darwin and surrounds

Bloomin Deserts Landscaping & Garden Maintenance

If you’re in the Alice Springs area and want the luxury treatment when it comes to your backyard renovation, get in contact with Bloomin Deserts Landscaping and Garden Maintenance. They’ll start with a 3D computer design of what your new yard will look like before transforming it into a blissful haven. Specialising in building retaining walls, paving, irrigation installation and garden design, no dream is too big for the team at Bloomin Deserts Landscaping and Garden Maintenance.
Servicing: Alice Springs


WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

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