Fencing in your yard creates a wide variety of benefits for your home. Aside from offering a welcome sense of privacy and security, the erection of attractive fencing is also able to add significant financial value to your property – allowing you to pull in a substantial amount of extra money when the time comes for you to sell your home.
In the meantime though, fenced in yards enable homeowners to truly enjoy the time spent in their own property, and allow them to accumulate a rich selection of unforgettable memories that can be treasured forever. The moments that you share with your family and friends in your backyard may be some of the most gratifying experiences of your entire life, and discussed here are a selection of terrific activities you can participate in within the comfort of a fenced in yard.
One particularly great backyard activity that’s suitable for people of all ages is backyard bowling. Setting up an alley in your home garden really isn’t that difficult either.
Design some pins using empty bottles, and wrap red tape around them to make them appear like legitimate bowling pins. A lane itself can be built by using smoothed-out planks of wood, with thick chunks of ankle-high wood on either side to act as bumpers. A real bowling ball isn’t necessary (or recommended), as a spongy soccer ball or novelty-sized tennis ball will be more than suitable.
For extra fun, consider painting the ball to make it resemble a real life bowling ball. You and your family and friends can then bowl all day, keeping track of one another’s scores and enjoying some food and drink whilst you do so.
A fenced in yard will prevent balls from tumbling into other people’s gardens when the odd throw inevitably goes awry, and will also ensure that you get to play with your friends and family without being disturbed.
If you suddenly experience the urge to play a board game, you don’t necessarily have to resort to dusting down the box of Scrabble that’s been sitting at the back of your closet for months. You can build your very own Scrabble board right there in your backyard.
One way to do this is by running chalk through a patch of backyard concrete to form the squares on the board, and then subsequently painting particular squares certain colors.The letters themselves can be created by drawing on square-shaped material like cardboard or baseboard trim.
Alternatively you can play without the board at all, and line your large letters up across your grass. Fenced in yards will prevent any letters or materials blowing away in more blustery conditions, and will also allow you to play a good game of over-sized Scrabble in peace without interrogation from nosy neighbors.
Backyard Fire Pit
Building a fire pit in your backyard is perfect for family get-togethers, celebrations and whenever a friend unexpectedly pops around for a visit.
Fenced in yards help to prevent the heat emanating from the fire pit from disturbing any neighbors, and also stops thick smoke from wafting into other people’s gardens and irritating any pets. Adding a fire pit to your backyard and circling some attractive furniture around it can create a peaceful, warm, vibrant setting when you’re hosting a gathering, and will look particularly effective when the sun sets on the horizon.
Opting to use the same kind of material as the fencing will form a sense of balance too, and your home could soon end up becoming a popular and handsome hub for social gatherings.
Get creative with your backyard ideas. With the kids out of school and some great summer nights, you can have the time of your life in your fenced-in yard.
Call on us to get your yard ready for plenty of outdoor activities.