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If you’re planning to stick close to home this summer, you might have heard the concept of a “staycation”. Essentially, you take time off of work and engage in fun recreational activities – but from home! It’s a great way to spend time with your family, but without the hassles and hazards of extensive travel. Plus, staycations are certainly much more affordable!

If you’re considering a staycation, we do recommend that you spend a considerable amount of time outdoors. Having fun outside is a great way to combat boredom and pass the time, plus it’s healthier for you.

But what will you do? Depending on your family’s interests, installing a recreational landscape feature might be right up your alley! Some unique ideas include:

Giant Jenga
Giant dominoes
Giant yard dice
Outdoor chess or checkers
An in-ground trampoline
Ladder ball
Corn hole
Splash pad
Volleyball court
Reading nooks
A “glamping” space
A tree fort
Obstacle course
Outdoor home theater
Tiki bar
Mini-amphitheater for puppet shows or family musical performances
… and anything else you can dream up!

These ideas can run from simple and affordable, to quite elaborate. Consider factors such as the age of your kids and their interests before investing your time and energy into the project.

Ask yourself, also, if the space you’re designing could serve multiple purposes, or be adapted in the future as needs change. For example, a sand volleyball court can also double as a sandbox for younger children.

Finally, it’s good to remember that “social distancing” won’t persist forever. It won’t be too long before we can all enjoy backyard barbecues and family reunions again. So choose a feature that can entertain guests someday! If you have any questions about these projects, contact us about a quote for installation.

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