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Beat Summer Boredom- Create Unique Play Areas for Kids

Summer is just around the corner. Are you ready for your kids and the dreaded phrase, “I’m bored”?  Beat summer boredom this year by creating and building these unique outdoor play areas. Better yet, let the kids help design and work on these projects. GE Landscape Supply has the sand, cobbles, and other supplies you need… you might even have some of these supplies lying around from previous landscaping improvements! Check out these interesting options for projects sure to create hours of fun.

Let them Take the Driver’s Seat

This car track will add an out-of-the-box factor to your yard. Using some dry stack or building stones, sand, and mulch, you can create a racing path that kids will have fun driving on all day long. And, by applying a little paint to add some dashed lines, your kids will think they’re driving on the roads just like mom and dad do!

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Keep it Natural

Natural Playscapes are play features that utilize organic elements to create interactive outdoor spaces. These are great for homeowners that don’t want to forgo a sleek-looking backyard by adding unnatural elements like swing sets and sandboxes. Natural Playscapes can be made of materials like sand to dig and pile up, boulders and sawed-off tree stumps for kids to navigate, logs to use as balance beams, and even sticks to draw in the dirt. These simple elements can boost imagination and creativity in children, without sacrificing a natural-looking landscape. 

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Turn the Backyard into a Hard Hat Zone

For the Tonka Truck-loving kid, bring their imagination to life by creating a real-life construction zone. By using different materials like limestone, decorative rock, mulch, and sand, your child can have fun pretending to run dump trucks and excavators through different landscape materials, all in their own backyard!

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Don’t Forget the Older Kids

If you have a child that’s a little too mature for playsets and toy cars, an outdoor checker or chess board is the perfect way for the whole family to have fun! Using Techo-Bloc Pavers, create a checkered surface that adds an eye-catching element to any yard space. Paint the top of log slices black and red, or invest in some giant game pieces to take a classic game to the next level!

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Image: Susan Hillson

Make it the best summer yet by creating one-of-a-kind play features using landscaping materials found at GE Landscape Supply. Need help determining the right quantity, selecting material, or scheduling a delivery? Give us a call at (402) 467-1627, and we’ll be happy to help you Dream It. Design It. Build It. all summer long.  

Published: May 17, 2021

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