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Create a Checkerboard Garden  This simple design of paving stones and plants can be used to create a dramatic courtyard or a fun space for children. Plant it up with turfgrass, chamomile or low-growing herbs, such as thyme.

Create a Checkerboard Garden This simple design of paving stones and plants can be used to create a dramatic courtyard or a fun space for children. Plant it up with turfgrass, chamomile or low-growing herbs, such as thyme.

Drill holes in landscape posts and voila! Solar light holders! Very cool and simple!! Gardening, patio, deck decor - My-House-My-Home

Drill holes in landscape posts and voila! Solar light holders! Very cool and simple!! Gardening, patio, deck decor - My-House-My-Home

If you want your kids to play outside more consider these backyard ideas for kids. Some are pretty simple to make yet can create a lot fun for your kids

If you want your kids to play outside more consider these backyard ideas for kids. Some are pretty simple to make yet can create a lot fun for your kids

Fun area for boys and all those Tonka trucks and John Deere tractors. Backyard Idea, for sure!

Fun area for boys and all those Tonka trucks and John Deere tractors. Backyard Idea, for sure!

Fire pit with openings at the bottom for airflow and keep feet warm-brilliant!

Fire pit with openings at the bottom for airflow and keep feet warm-brilliant!

Well, it wasn't easy with a 3 year old around. But free tires from garages more then willing to give them away. A few cans of spray paint from Walmart (paint after assembled to save on paint) and Cypress mulch (packs really nicely) from Home Depot. Adding in a Little Tikes sliding board that he is out growing and you have a home made fun, play area for a very active little boy!!

Well, it wasn't easy with a 3 year old around. But free tires from garages more then willing to give them away. A few cans of spray paint from Walmart (paint after assembled to save on paint) and Cypress mulch (packs really nicely) from Home Depot. Adding in a Little Tikes sliding board that he is out growing and you have a home made fun, play area for a very active little boy!!