A big selling feature for any home is a backyard. This is especially true for a family. Although there’s not much you can do out there when it’s raining, there is plenty of fun to be had in the summer sunshine. The goal is to make sure your backyard is safe for all that fun. To get your backyard ready for summer you should put the safety tips into action:
Check the Fence Line
A safe backyard begins with a sturdy fence. It is important that you inspect your fence throughout the summer especially after storms. If it’s a wooden fence, then you want to check for water damage or loose planks. A chain-link fence shouldn’t have any holes at the bottom where pets can get out. You should also make sure the latches on the gates are secure. As an added layer of protection, you can install alarms for your gates. Not only can this help keep intruders out but also keep your kids in.
Check for Rocks and Other Debris
If your kids like to dig, then they will probably dig up a lot of rocks. There’s no telling where those rocks could end up. If you done some landscaping and have left over pavers or bricks, then they could also find their way scattered throughout the yard. It might help to set up a “dirt zone.” This could be a corner of the yard with amount of fresh dirt that you cordon off with railroad ties. You can tell the kids that they can make whatever mess they want in that corner but everything stays in the dirt zone.
Check the Playground Equipment
Anytime you go to a playground outside your home, you should always do a quick inspection before letting your kids loose. The same principles apply in your own backyard when it comes to checking for rusty chains, exposed nails or loose screws. If you have a trampoline in your backyard, then you need to give special attention to that as well. You need to check the springs and the mat to make sure they are damaged before use.
After making all these inspections, you might discover you’ve got a lot of things to get rid of in your backyard. This is where it Junk King Seattle comes into play. These professional junk haulers can do terrific work around your yard clearing out all that unwanted rubbish. They also be able to take apart things like a trampoline or swing set. Everything gets safely loaded onto their truck in a single session. You’ll be amazed at how quickly Junk King Seattle can clear your yard of unwanted rubbish.