Monthly Archives: May 2017

Backyard Inspections To Make Before Summer Starts

Before the summer season officially gets underway, you’ll want to inspect your backyard. This is a way to help prevent accidents from occurring and making sure everyone who’s having fun out there can stay safe. Here are some the things you should be inspecting:

Patio and Deck

A wooden deck should be properly sealed to prevent water damage. However, even with a seal there’s always a chance that water can seep in especially after several years. It’s often recommended that you reseal a wooden deck every three years. If you’re due for resealing, then it’s best to start this process early in the summer. You also want to inspect all the railings and supports under the deck for any potential damage.

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As for your patio, you should make any repairs in the cracks or tiles before water seeps in and causes even more damage. A concrete patio can also be waterproof just as with a wooden deck.

Lawn

Your lawn needs to be inspected almost every day especially if you have kids playing out there. A simple walk around to make sure nothing has appeared overnight that could cause a problem is easy to accomplish that. You definitely want to walk the lawn to pick up any debris before you mow the grass.

Grill

Even though Southern California weather is warm all year long, grilling kicks up in the summer. Before you start grilling it might be a good idea to inspect your set up. Give your grill a thorough cleaning both with the grate and the broiler. This will keep your grill from smoking up. You might also want to swap out the propane tank for fresh one.

Swing Sets

Much like your wooden deck, your backyard swing sets also are exposed to the elements. Over time, those swing sets can start to rust or wear down. You want to make sure there are no exposed bolts, screws or nails that could cause injury. The swing set chains themselves should also be rust free.

If it looks as though the swing set might be beyond repair or your kids have outgrown it, then you would be better off removing it all together. One call to Junk King Chico can get that done. These are the junk removal pros that have a lot of experience taking apart these kinds of backyard objects. On that same session for swing set removal, Junk King Chico can also clear away the rest of your unwanted yard debris.

Start your summer off with a backyard that is safe for everyone with a little help from Junk King Chico.

Fun Things To Do In Your Backyard This Summer

How much fun you have in your backyard this summer might depend on how many kids are around the house. For the adults, backyard fun could just mean a nice glass of wine and a juicy steak on the grill. The kids are going to need a bit more going on to keep them entertained. Here are some terrific ideas for backyard summer fun:

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Put Up A Summer Stage

Kids always like to put on a show. Why not give them a “theater” of their own? All you need are a couple of yards of red burlap, a clothesline and some clip-on curtain rings. Cut the burlap into 3-yard long pieces and hang them on the line. These become the curtains from which hundreds of plays can be launched. If you don’t have a clothesline, then you can plant some wooden poles and string a clothesline between them.

Set Up A Gravel Play Area

A few decent sized rocks set in a circle can make a terrific gravel play area. All you need is the gravel. Pea gravel is available in 50-pound bags. Pour that into the middle of your rock circle and you have got a terrific “construction zone.” Just watch how many hours they spend with their trucks in there!

Put Up An Outdoor Chalkboard

If you have a budding artist in the family, then no doubt you’ve already experienced some of their “artwork” on your walls and furniture. You can divert that creative energy by putting up a chalkboard outside. This can be hung on your backyard fence or side of the garage. All you need then is the chalk and some erasers and let them have at it.

Give Them The Dirt

Kids are going to get dirty. Instead of running from that truth, why not embrace it? Get several bags of screen topsoil and dump it in a corner of the backyard. This then becomes their mountain of dirt that they can dig and mold into 100 different ways. A hose by the back door is all it takes to get them clean before reentry into the house.

Before you implement any of these fun ideas you want to make sure your yard is clear of debris and waste. Junk King Chico are the perfect partners to bring in for that task. These are the junk removal pros that can make short work out of clearing away things like palm fronds, bricks, auto parts, rusty patio furniture and anything else that could prove to be a hazard to play. Junk King provides the manpower and the truck to make this happen.

Get started with your backyard summer fun today and be sure to take plenty of pictures!