By Caroline Howard. Backyard. Published at Sunday, December 09th, 2018 - 05:32:09 AM.
Even though it can be fun for the whole family, you have to be careful no to let your surroundings become disorderly. One mistake that many people make when they get interested in playing backyard games is leaving their equipment laying around everywhere or trying to find a place for it in the house. We all know how awful clutter can look, so its best you come up with a storage plan. My family decided to get an arrow storage shed to store our entire backyard game supplies in. We were really happy that we were able to have our things outside, but it was an extra plus in that they are protected from the weather and we don‘t have to see them out in the open. Find a storage solution that works well for you so you do not become overwhelmed.
If you wish to have a spectacular focus pyramidal tree of 15-30 foot in your backyard landscaping plans, plant a hardy paw paw tree. You will have gorgeous waxy green leaves from spring to frost and eat delicious fruit with a custard banana flavor. No matter what size your backyard landscaping limits are you can have a delicious apple, cherry, plum, pear, peach, or nectarine tree. The choices are now hardy for most zones and the choices of sizes can fit into any backyard landscaping theme. The standard size is available for large yards, the semi-dwarf for medium yards, and the wonderful new 6-9 foot dwarfs for small yards. You have the beauty of a flowering tree and the bonus of incredibly delicious chemical free fruit for you and your family to eat.
Volleyball is another great backyard game. You will need a net and volleyball for this one. You may think that you need a whole slew of people to play this game. However, volleyball does not have to require a lot of people. In fact, you could play with just two people and hit the ball back and forth. Having a swimming pool in your backyard opens up another world of possibilities. Everyone loves to swim in a swimming pool and will probably have many ideas of what to do for a good time. Some popular things people do are dive for rings, play pool volleyball, and play Marco Polo. It does not matter whether you have an in-ground or above ground pool, there are still many fun games for you to play.
In vegetables the choices are also limitless. An artichoke shrub can grow huge with the right care and provide more outstanding artichokes than you can eat. They are beautiful plants that fit into any backyard landscaping or even as specimen plants in the front yard. Asparagus roots are a must order for any shady woodsy area of your backyard landscaping. The fine lacey fronds are beautiful all season. Homegrown asparagus is unbeatable for taste and freshness. Be sure and buy at least 2 year roots so you don‘t have to wait two years for a taste treat. Every spring add a good top coating of rich compost and some manure to ensure huge yields.
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