Have You Ventured Outside Your Litchfield Park Home Lately?
Summer time means more time outdoors for most of the nation, but here in Arizona it is hot and you may find yourself hiding inside your Litchfield Park home. If you find yourself wanting to spend more time outside your Litchfield Park home in the month of July, you are not alone, given that it is officially Park and Recreation month. July is a great time to head up to higher elevation and visit some of the parks in Arizona.
It is also a good time to peek outside and see how your backyard measures up on the play scale as we head toward Fall. Before we know it we will be spending more time outdoors and enjoying our backyards. Whether you have a sandbox, a clubhouse, a swing set, or none of the above, you can do a lot to ensure that the backyard of your Litchfield Park home can still be a nice place to relax and have fun.
Contrary to popular belief, swing sets are not just for kids. A wide variety of cushioned and shaded swings are available to enhance your surroundings and give you a place to relax and enjoy your view from your backyard or porch, depending on your landscaping or “play” space. Benches work well for this, too, if you prefer less movement. The underlying object is to take time to enjoy some of the simpler, quiet times that the outdoor areas of your home can offer.
If you would like to add a feature such as a swing to your decor, you have many options. You can take the DIY route with a kit or eclectic swing directions found online or pick up the item of your choice from a local retailer, Litchfield Park has a couple of local shops that sell them. No matter which avenue you choose, be sure to check the materials for solid workmanship and quality. Sun, water and wind damage can make short work of your outdoor addition otherwise, and you need to ensure safety along with beauty on your property.
Consider asking for help from friends or family members, both in evaluating and later in building or enjoying your outdoor area. When evaluating how to make your “play” space more attractive, consider how it is used and who uses it. You may want to also think about location in terms of how the view will be from inside your home. If you have children, it’s always best to be able to view them at play from a window inside your home and what you see could make you smile, too.
Remember Litchfield Park gets hot! Another great addition to your Litchfield Park home is to add a misting system to your backyard. You can purchase a nice complete package for under $50 at Costco and setting it up take an hour so or. A misting system can help you enjoy your swing even in July!
To learn more information about keeping your Litchfield Park home “play” space safe, consider reading about playground hazards from America’s Backyard, a publication produced by the National Recreation and Park Association. The brochure has general playground safety tips on keeping your loved ones safe, whether in a private place, like your Litchfield Park home or in a public open space. Regardless of where you spend your outdoor time, remember to enjoy it and stay safe!