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Backyard Activities: Ideas and Preparation

If you’re a basketball fan who’s disappointed that March Madness is over, take comfort in knowing that “Spring Madness” is still upon us! The spring and summer months provide great opportunities to spend quality time outdoors on your lawn with family members, friends, and neighbors.

According to the USDA Forest Service, spending time outdoors “supports an active and healthy lifestyle, which has shown to increase life expectancy, improve sleep quality and reduce cancer risk.” It also supports mental wellness and encourages stronger relationships among community members. 

So how can you celebrate “Spring Madness”? We’ve got some backyard fun ideas that run the gamut from relaxing and introspective to active and social. 

Backyard Fun Idea #1: Play Yard Games

Children and adults alike will enjoy playing classic yard games such as cornhole, frisbee, and ladder golf. These games are easy to learn, require minimal equipment, and can provide hours of entertainment. A healthy, well-maintained lawn serves as the perfect platform for these backyard activities and games.

Backyard Fun Idea #2: Host a Barbeque

One of the most popular backyard activities in Atlanta—and across the United States, for that matter—is a good old-fashioned barbeque. While your guests wait for the burgers and hot dogs to cook over the grill, they can engage in conversation and take pictures. If your lawn is being taken care of by Arbor-Nomics, the lush greenery will provide the perfect backdrop for selfies and group photos alike. 

Backyard Fun Idea #3: Set Up an Obstacle Course

If your guests would enjoy participating in a friendly backyard obstacle course challenge, then consider this one of many backyard activities that will get everyone moving and laughing!  You can set up an obstacle course by using hula hoops, pool noodles, balls, jump ropes, a small inflatable pool, and other items you have on hand (or are willing to buy). A little friendly competition is a great way to add excitement to your gathering, and your healthy lawn will flaunt the level ground necessary perfect for running, jumping, and splashing. 

Backyard Fun Idea #4: Plan a Stargazing Night

When the stars are out in Atlanta, it’s worth spreading a blanket on your lawn and inviting others to join you for a calming evening spent looking into the night sky. When it comes to nighttime backyard activities, stargazing certainly won’t disappoint! You and yours can look for constellations and enjoy each other’s company. Arbor-Nomics can ensure that your lawn is well treated so you won’t have to lay in tall grasses that may be filled with pesky insects; this way, you can focus on the wonders above rather than your lawn below.

Backyard Fun Idea #5: Beat the Heat

On hot days, the best way to beat the heat is to bring out the water. You can set up a sprinkler, fill up some water balloons, set up a kiddie pool, or even equip your guests with super soakers. Water-based activities can be fun for all ages. When your guests need a break and begin to drape towels over their shoulders, serve them refreshing drinks and frozen snacks so they can refuel and prepare to come back for more fun in the sun. 

Backyard Fun Idea #6: Cozy Up With a Book 

Have you ever heard of the Silent Book Club? It’s a “global community of readers and introverts, with more than 500 chapters in 50 countries around the world led by local volunteers.” SBC originated in 2012 in San Francisco; the idea is for people to read in companionable silence. Unlike traditional book clubs, there’s no pressure to read the same book, talk about it, and finish it by a certain deadline. For introverts or literature enthusiasts looking for backyard activities that involve reading in comfortable hammocks, lawn chairs, or lawn furniture, this could be a great one! 

Other Backyard Fun Ideas to Consider

Other backyard fun ideas include:

  • Pitching a tent in the backyard and roasting s’mores over a fire pit 
  • Setting up a projector, making popcorn, and picking a movie to show on your lawn 
  • Inviting neighborhood children to participate in a neighborhood talent show 
  • Offering a tour of your backyard space to friends and neighbors who are interested in learning your gardening techniques or picking fruits and vegetables that you’re eager to share with them

Backyard Activities: How to Prepare

No matter what backyard activities you plan to host throughout “Spring Madness,” be sure that you offer your guests sunscreen because the Atlanta sun can be relentless in the spring and summer, and it’s important for your guests to be protected from the sun’s powerful rays.

Setting up shade is also a good idea. Umbrellas, canopy tents, and other types of reliable sun shelters will allow your guests to relax and cool down for as long as they need. Don’t forget to stock up on refreshments. On hot spring and summer days in Atlanta, your guests need to stay hydrated so they can continue to enjoy the events you have planned.

Another way to prepare for your backyard activities? Supply seating for your guests—lawn chairs, hammocks, and blankets are all excellent options. The more comfortable you make your guests, the longer they’ll likely stay!

Celebrate Spring Madness With Arbor-Nomics

Arbor-Nomics specializes in delivering lawn care treatments, personalized tips, and custom services that make your Atlanta lawn a welcoming space for guests of all ages. We take pride in taking care of lawns across Atlanta so homeowners like you can create lasting memories and not have to worry about stinging pests, unsightly patches of brown grass, and distracting weeds. 

Our team at Arbor-Nomics encourages you to spend lots of time outdoors this spring and summer and make the most of “Spring Madness.” If you’re interested in letting our all-star experts focus on your lawn so you can focus on one or more of the backyard fun ideas we’ve provided you, please give us a call at 770-447-6037 or request a free estimate online. Our affordable lawn care plans make it easy for you to select one that meets your needs and budget.  

We’re certain you’ll be pleased with our array of services and superior customer service. We look forward to celebrating “Spring Madness” with you and helping you keep your lawn beautiful and ready for all the memorable adventures to come!