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Article posted: 6/2/2013 5:00 AM

Kid-friendly yards

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Growing flowers and vegetables with children can teach them valuable life lessons and can help them connect with nature.

Adding garden art can spark the imaginations of children, enhancing their outdoor fun.

Courtesy of Lurvey's Garden Center

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Aqua bowls allow families to bring a water feature to their yard with less maintenance than a pond or waterfall.

Courtesy of Aquascape Designs

Inground pools are still considered a luxury item in this climate where they can be used for only about four months of the year.

Courtesy of RYCO Landscaping

FieldTurf, an artificial turf installed exclusively by RYCO Landscaping, is being installed in yards as putting greens and under play equipment.

Courtesy of RYCO Landscaping

FieldTurf, an artificial turf installed exclusively by RYCO Landscaping, is being installed in yards as putting greens and under play equipment.

Courtesy of RYCO Landscaping

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Yards need to meet the needs of the entire family. They need to provide space and amenities for people of all ages to be able to enjoy the outdoors. So if your home has pint-sized or even mid-sized residents, you need to keep their interests in mind when designing your outdoor spaces.
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    • Growing flowers and vegetables with children can teach them valuable life lessons and can help them connect with nature.
    • Adding garden art can spark the imaginations of children, enhancing their outdoor fun.
    • Aqua bowls allow families to bring a water feature to their yard with less maintenance than a pond or waterfall.
    • Inground pools are still considered a luxury item in this climate where they can be used for only about four months of the year.
    • FieldTurf, an artificial turf installed exclusively by RYCO Landscaping, is being installed in yards as putting greens and under play equipment.
    • FieldTurf, an artificial turf installed exclusively by RYCO Landscaping, is being installed in yards as putting greens and under play equipment.
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