Summary: Maintaining a backyard can be difficult if you have pets and children running around. Follow these guidelines to have a neat yard and keep the animals and kids from making a mess of it.
If you have a house with a backyard, it is likely that you have an idea of what you want to do with it. It gets tricky when you start designing its layout, though. You want to make sure your dogs and kids have space to run around, but do not want them to mess up the lawn. Here are some tips to remodeling your yard so each section has a purpose.
Fence Off A Pet Section
If you have pets, like dogs, that need to go outside to use the bathroom or run around, section off a part of your yard that is for pets only. You can bring them out there and fence them in, so the rest of the area will be untouched. Trained pets may not even need to be fenced in!
Create A Kids’ Play Area
Depending on the age of the children that may be visiting your yard, you should consider having a small play area for them. Here you can have toys, maybe a sandbox or kiddie pool, where they can be contained. This will also keep them away from any potential danger, like a barbeque grill with open flames.
Incorporate Comfortable Seating
Make sure to have enough comfortable, but durable, outdoor chairs for you and your guests to sit at. A nice place to sit and chat is the pinnacle of any backyard gathering. Make sure the cushions are soft and try to find weatherproof fabrics to lessen the maintenance.
Follow these guidelines and you will definitely have a great yard for day to day use and for party gatherings.