Your Yard Is More Important Than Ever
Recent world events have demonstrated how essential it is to keep up with work around your home. In these times of social distance regulations, your personal outdoor space matters more than ever.
It’s a great time to dive into revamping your patio, lawn, and other outdoor space. Modifying your existing yard to make room for outdoor activities is easy!
Even if new landscaping isn’t in your budget right now, there are many ways to use your existing outdoor space while you’re not leaving your home. Most of these activities are possible using only items you have at home and a bit of imagination.
Keep reading for some of our favorite ways to entertain your family outdoors while staying home away from others.
Work on Your Garden
With social events on hold, it’s the perfect time to give your yard some TLC. Whether you choose a full overhaul or some minor tweaks, sprucing up your garden is a wonderful pastime.
The extra time at home is perfect for starting seeds, learning to grow new vegetables, or investing in some of your favorite flowers. Fresh air and sunshine are added benefits to watching your garden grow.
Have a Picnic
Fresh air adds ambiance and excitement to any meal. Whether you pack up your food to haul your picnic to a blanket in the yard or simply carry your plates to the front porch, it is nice to eat somewhere new.
Changing where you eat will almost make you feel like you’ve made your way to a restaurant. A designated outdoor eating area keeps you comfortable while you escape from being stuck inside your house, if only for a short meal.
Play Yard Games
When you have kids stuck at home, it can feel impossible to burn off their excess energy. Encouraging them to play outside is the next best thing to recess or team sports.
Traditional games like tag, duck-duck-goose, red rover, or hide-and-seek are fun for almost any age. The internet has an extensive collection of tag varieties, like blob tag or toilet tag.
Have a Pool Day
Without the ability to fill your pool deck with a large group of friends, it might seem silly to throw a party. However, we suggest making a day of it anyway. Fruity drinks, a rocking playlist, and an excess of vitamin D will help you feel as if the world is normal.
Even if you don’t have room for a large pool, consider a small temporary splashing feature. Kiddie pools bring fun for children, adults, and pets alike. A hose or sprinkler also works wonders.
Relax & Read
When you’ve run through your Netflix queue, consider taking time in your yard to get lost in a book. It’s not quite the same as travel, we’ll admit, but books provide a great escape into a different world.
A comfy lounge chair setup or hammock enhances your relaxing experience. Solar lights, shade trees, and mosquito-preventing plants also help create an enjoyable outdoor reading space.