We have a pretty nice back yard. Lot’s of old growth trees mean it’s nice and shady. However, the dang grass just doesn’t want to grow in such a shady environment! The weeds grow (boy do they grow!) but the grass just refuses!
See? It’s just patchy, and dead and sad. We bought Avery a small little astroturf mat, but it just wasn’t big enough, and when she’d play in her sand box and water table she’d always be covered in dirt or mud. We decided we needed to do something about it! We wanted to create a diy outdoor play space!
Dave got to work on a new play area for Avery! We mapped out a 12×12 section of the yard, and started digging. Dave was trying to level the land, but it became even more of a process when he discovered bricks, lots and lots of bricks, buried an few inches below the surface.
After a few hours of digging, removing bricks and leveling the ground he was ready to lay down the new astroturf carpet! He added a wooden wall around the turf and we moved all Avery’s outdoor toys into the new space. Added a few finishing touches, and VOILA!
Now all of her toys are contained in a clean little space! A spot all her own!!
Here are a few of the details:
Dave made little flower boxes for the front, and Avery picked out her own welcome mat! I added her little pink flamingo, because a lawn isn’t complete without one!
I also picked up a milk crate to store some of the smaller toys in! The milk crate is perfect because any water that gets in will drain right out!
Avery loves that she has a nice flat surface to drive her trucks on!
And the wooden wall is a great balance beam!
Avery loved her new space! She worked, and played, and relaxed! She can’t wait to play some more tomorrow!
That grumpy face?? Oh that’s the look of a girl who was just told she has to come inside for dinner!!
Our next project is a patio for mommy & daddy!!