I received my $50 gift card to spruce up my yard for Spring. My front yard is not the safest place, the grass is high with a cement type sidewalk around it, then it drops to the cement. Squirrels also like to bury their nuts in our yard, lol, so it's all bumpy. They play on the cement on this side if they are playing with chalk. This is the house I grew up in and my grandfather (who used to live in the Apt I live in now, I am in a 3 family, my dad is on the second floor and is my landlord) had a couple gardens over there. Most of them are still growing and there, but there are these little cement things by the fence that he had flowers in that have since died. I am going to buy some seeds and what not so my 4 yr old and I can plant some flowers of our own for her to take care of. What are some good flowers that can be planted between April and May?
This is that area
My back yard is where the kids play more. There is not much to it. Unfortunately over the years it is slowly sinking down into the parking lot behind it. This is the area the kids go in the kiddie pool or just play in the sprinkler. I have no clue, I was thinking of getting them a slide and picnic table, but then I saw some little swing sets that were around $150. I don't live in the best neighborhood so a picnic table and slide will have to be able to fold up so I can bring it in at night, or I will have to chain it up so no one can steal it. A swing set on the other hand can not be easily stolen and the people who live on the 3rd floor have a 15 month old grandson that they have 2 days a week who can also benefit from it. I just really don't know if this is enough space for one and how my dad is going to feel about it taking up all the space back there. It will make it hard to cut the grass. lol
This is the view standing on the porch, you can see where the fence to the left and ground is falling into the parking lot. The little bit of grass before the fence leads to the driveway. That fence was not there before, my dad, husband, and brother put it up so there would be a barricade from the driveway/street when the kids played out there.
That gate opens up because my brother would occasionally need to put his other car back there.
My kids (the girls in the pink bathing suits) and their friends playing back there on Wednesday. With the kids in there, it kind of shows the amount of space I have to work with.
What are some other idea's I can use for this space, preferably for the kids.
HERE IS THE LINK TO WHAT I PURCHASED... ASSIGNMENT #2 http://www.cafemom.com/group/107447/forums/read/11235700/I_went_to_KMART_today_w_my_50_Gift_Card
Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside