Playground Maintenance

How to Keep Birds Away

How to Keep Birds Away from Backyard Playground | 11 Easy Methods

Ways to Keep Birds Away: Use bird spikes Install motion-sensing sprinklers Use statues Add shiny, reflective items to scare them off Install moving objects Install a net above the playground Chemicals Use a noise machine Flashing lights Birds are a nuisance to many people. They can make a mess on your property, and they can […]

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How to Keep Cats Out of Sandboxes

How to Keep Cats Out of Sandboxes in Backyard Playgrounds | 12 Best Ways

Ways to Keep Cats out of the Sandbox include: Cover the sandbox Place netting around the outside perimeter Use few drops of cat repellent Use natural deterrents Fence the sandbox Block off entrances to under decks and sheds Use a motion-activated cat deterrent Get rid of food sources near sandboxes Clean the sandbox regularly It’s […]

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How to Keep Bees Away

How to Keep Bees Away from Your Backyard Playground

It’s important to keep bees away and to do it humanly. There are three possible ways to do this which include repelling the bees, not attracting the bees, and bait them to another area of the yard. To Repel bees: Crushed Garlic Cucumber Peels Cinnamon Vinegar Dryer Sheets Thyme Eucalyptus Vanilla Extract Baby Oil Keeping […]

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Fix a Tear in an Inflatable Water Slide

How to Fix a Tear in an Inflatable Water Slide | Quick Home Fix

To fix a tear find the hole by using soapy water and looking for the leak to create bubbles. Mark the hole, deflate and dry the inflatable. For commercial grade sew the hole shut. Next, apply a patch 1 inch larger than tear with glue, allow to dry, inflate and test to see if the […]

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Insurance for Playgrounds

How Much Does Insurance For Playground Equipment Cost? Is It Worth It?

There is no playground equipment cover because most insurance companies do not cover them. However, you can ask your insurance to add playground equipment to your homeowner’s insurance policy. The addition can add an extra $200 annually on top of your existing premiums.  Playground equipment is considered high risk by insurance companies, and that’s why […]

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Are Metal or Wood Swing Sets Better

Are Metal or Wood Swing Sets Better? Metal vs Wooden Swing Sets

Whichever is better between metal or wood swing sets depends on what you wish to get out of a swing set. If you want something that will add to the curb appeal of your backyard, then you should go for a wood swing set. If you want something that is almost maintenance-free, a metal swing […]

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Find a Leak in a Bounce House

How to Find and Fix a Leak in a Bounce House in 6 Easy Steps

If a bounce house is leaking the best way to find it is to spray soapy water where you suspect the leaks to be. When you find the leak on the inflatable you will see bubbles. Mark the area and continue testing for more leaks. Next, use cement glue which dries quickly, and add the […]

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Can Bounce Houses Get Wet

Can Bounce Houses Get Wet? How to Protect a Bounce House From Rain

No, bounce houses can’t get wet for prolonged periods of time. The material polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is known to not be waterproof but water-resistant. This allows the bounce house to be cleaned after use but more than that would cause damage and leaks to the seams and inflation. When you’re looking for the perfect inflatable […]

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Wood Swing Set Maintenance

How to Protect and Maintain Wooden Swingsets

There are several steps you can take to keep your wooden swingset in top-notch condition. Here are activities to maintain wooden swingsets in addition to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Carry out regular inspections. Do periodic cleaning.  Reseal the wood  Stain the wood periodically. Put measures against insect and rodent infestation Do repairs after winter Wooden swing […]

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Clean Garden Playsets

How To Clean Outdoor Childrens Garden Playsets | 6 Easy Steps

Here are the simple steps that you should take to clean your playsets.  Remove any plastic or metal accessories Remove dirt in the playset Wash the playset with soap and water Rinse out the soap  Let the playset dry Apply a fresh coat of sealant. Cleaning your children’s garden playset can give it a fresh […]

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Restore Wooden Playsets

What To Do With Old Wooden Swing Set? | Tips To Restore It

Do you have an old wooden swing set and you don’t know what to do with it? Here are some ideas on what to do.  Restore it  Upgrade your swing set  Repurpose your old wooden swing set Repurpose the wood Donate it  Dispose of it Wooden swing sets tend to last long after your children […]

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Keep Bugs Off Playground Sets

How To Keep Bugs Off A Playground Playset?

Being consistent in cleaning playsets is an excellent way to ensure bugs do not nest. Other ways include trimming nearby bushes, replacing surfacing materials regularly, keeping the yard clean, putting a net canopy over the playset, and inspecting the playset frequently.  Noticing cracks or signs of bugs in the early stages can go a long […]

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