Discover Excellent Backyard Games

By: rhusain
Are you wondering on how to make your empty backyard a perfect playground for your active kids? Do not worry a bit, this article will make your dream comes true.

On these shelves are kept basketballs, horseshoes, shuttlecocks, rackets, and whatever other equipment is needed for the games. The boys soon learned that it is well worth their time to return each piece of equipment to its proper place on the shelves. It is such a nuisance to be continually hunting some piece of equipment whenever you want to start playing. Incidentally, the lesson of order is instilled without tiresome lectures.

For wintertime fun we convert that portion of our yard kept free for games into a skating rink. A skating rink is quite easily made with some snow, some water, and a little work.

First we make a wall around the rink of snow scraped from the area. The wall need only be ten or twelve inches high. Then we freeze the wall by sprinkling it with a garden hose which we connect to the laundry faucet in the basement and run through the basement window. At this time we also sprinkle the scraped ground to give a base for future applications of water.

After the wall and ground are coated with ice we add enough water to cover the whole area. This first water will fill the small depressions in the yard. After these are filled and frozen over, enough water is added to make a smooth surface. The rink comes out smoother if a small quantity of water is added at a time. It will take two or three applications before the rink is smooth enough to skate on. When the ice becomes roughened by too many skaters another coating of water will restore its smoothness.

Some springs we have found that the grass is not as thick where the rink was as it should be, although the grass has never died out entirely. We have discovered, however, that any bare spots caused by the ice or left by moving any of the play equipment can be readily repaired by the sowing of a generous amount of rye seed mixed with the grass seed. The rye comes up in two or three days, protects the slower grass growth, and can be mowed with the lawn mower.

Too much cannot be said in favor of a backyard playground. Your youngsters will be happy and busy having a good time and will be sharing their activities with all their friends. Also and this is important when the youngsters are in your own backyard you can unobtrusively keep an eye on them and know they are safe.

Whether its summer or winter time, your background will be fit for any season. Now all you need to do is invite your kid friends for a great party and fun in your backyard.
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