My Great Outdoors: Sara's Backyard Playground

My Great Outdoors: Sara's Backyard Playground

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Janel Laban
Jun 25, 2009

Name: Sara Stubbert
Location: Fairfield, California
Type of space: Backyard, garden

Tell us about your outdoor project and how you enjoy it: It's a work in progress, as most of these things are! We have two little kids and two more on the way (via an adoption from Ethiopia) so our backyard needs to be friendly, safe and colorful. We planted about a dozen fruit trees, lots of flowers and flowering shrubs, cypresses for privacy, mulched and rocked...the list goes on and on...

How did you create it?:
We added a trampoline - a BIG one. We were fortunate to inherit a large playstructure from the previous owners of the house and it is played on every single day. The side yard which is all gravel and stones gets a lot of use too - pretend campfires and campsites are built there :) We've done a lot of flower potting as well, which has added color to the patio and hung several mosaic lanterns around the backyard which reflect light all around the yard - it's really pretty in the morning and late afternoon.

Recommended store, site, product or resource?
Lowes, Home Goods, Pier One, Home Depot, TJ Maxx, Ross and thift stores/flea markets!

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