How To Fill Our New Empty Yard

How To Fill Our New Empty Yard

Carrie McBride
Apr 27, 2011

Q: My family recently moved into a brand-new house with a "blank canvas" for a yard. It is exciting to be landscaping from scratch, but also a little daunting. We have an eight-month old son, and I really want to create a space that will invite natural play, exploration, and movement opportunities as he grows. It is a fairly large yard, so space is not an issue. We are also lucky to have playgrounds in the neighborhood, so we don't feel any need for commercially-bought play equipment. I'm thinking rocks, logs, sand, plants - but I need ideas for how to make it all come together! Does anyone have any ideas, links, articles, or pictures to share? Thank you!

Sent by Tara

Editor: One place to start gathering ideas are the My Great Outdoors posts from our readers. You can find them here: 2010 and 2009. Readers, when you look at Tara's new yard, what do you envision?

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