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How to Keep Your Backyard Safe This Summer

It’s time to open the yard. The pool is open, the bbq is fired up, and the kids are running about. When the weather turns warm, we all want to be outside, however, we need to be as safe as possible while outside in order to have the most fun possible. If you have a yard, here are a few ways you can make your yard super safe for all to enjoy this summer.

How to Keep Your Backyard Safe This Summer

How to Keep Your Backyard Safe This Summer

Get a Fence

Having a fence adds a lot of protection to your yard. First and foremost, if you have a swimming pool, you are going to need a fence. There is always that risk a neighborhood child may wander into your yard to get close to the pool, and if they don’t know how to swim yet, there could be a huge risk of danger. A fence also keeps random adults from wandering into your yard.

Along with that, animals won’t try and get into your garbage or tear up your lawn. Put up a fence and you will have the best guard there is to keep predators out and your children in. Put a high lock on the fence where children can’t reach it, and you can rest assured they are safe.

Keep Your Backyard Safe This Summer

Spray For Bugs

No one wants to sit in the yard and get eaten alive by mosquitos. Also, no one wants their children or pets to play in the yard and run the risk of getting a tick. By doing some mosquito control you can ensure that your backyard will be more comfortable and safe. You can plant citronella plants to naturally keep bugs away, you can light citronella torches and candles, and you can hire a professional to spray or put down traps. 

The fewer bugs in your yard the fewer chances there are of bugs landing on your food, buzzing around your head, or biting you. You want to be able to sit in the yard and have a good time. If you have the space, get a fire pit because the smoke will also keep the bugs at bay. 

Get An Umbrella

If you are lucky enough to have a backyard that is flooded with sunshine, that is great for sunbathing and keeping the pool at a great temperature. Unfortunately, that also means you will always be in the sun and that can be bad for your skin and overall health. To prevent overheating in the sun, get yourself an umbrella. You can go further and build a palapa, canopy, or tree to add shade to your yard. 

When you give your children and guests an area of shade, it will help them cool off and get out of the sun to avoid sunburn. 

backyard summer umbrella

Have Plenty of Refreshments

If you don’t already have one, get a cooler for your yard so that you can store cold drinks while you are in the heat. Having drinks on hand like water, seltzers, or sports drinks is great to have while you are in the yard. Sports drinks have plenty of electrolytes for hydration, and water and seltzers are also great for keeping your body cool.

As kids run around, they may not want to drink anything and if dehydration sets in, you are going to have a sick child on your hands. Always have refreshing drinks around so that adults and children can stay safe in the summer heat. 

Cut Down Trees

Although trees offer a lot in the way of shade, sometimes, trees can pose a threat to your home and yard. If a tree has the potential of being knocked down in a storm, it could fall into your yard destroying everything. In the summer, strong storms can move in fast, and your yard could be filled with people if a tree limb comes down. 

Call a tree removal expert, and have them assess if your trees are posing a threat to your yard and home. If so, you can have them cut down or trimmed down in order to keep your backyard safer for everyone who is hanging out there. 

Cut Down Trees

Get Pavers

To avoid hurting your feet walking through grass, have pavers installed in your yard to make a decorative and chic patio area. You can have your patio area, grill area, and pool area designed with pavers that will make it safer and easier to get around your yard. These sitting areas will also help keep your lawn looking healthy and new.



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