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Is It Possible to Have a Swing Set in a Small Backyard?

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Is It Possible to Have a Swing Set in a Small Backyard?

This Q&A is the latest in a blog series featuring questions submitted by some of the parents (and even grandparents) who reach out to us on a daily basis. We've started documenting our answers and the subsequent conversations for the sake of you and other parents out there who might be asking the same questions about choosing, buying, setting up, maintaining, and enjoying a wooden swing set for their family.For today's Q&A, Dana is wondering if a swing set will fit in a small yard. Question: Is it possible to have a swing set in a small backyard? - Dana Barnes,...

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Safe, Stable & Secure: How to Choose Where to Place your Playset

Installation Safety & Set Up Swing Set Safety

Safe, Stable & Secure: How to Choose Where to Place your Playset

Buying a swing set guarantees hours of entertainment for your family for years to come. Before you head to the store though, you’ll want to know where you’re going to put this mammoth piece of playground equipment. After all, you don’t want to have to move this baby once it’s been placed! So where is the best place to put your swing set? Read on to learn all about it. Putting Your Swing Set in Its Place There are several factors that will help you determine the most suitable installation area for your swing set. These include: 1. Convenience Remember...

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8 Tips to Maximize Your Wooden Swing Set’s Lifespan

Swing Set Maintenance

8 Tips to Maximize Your Wooden Swing Set’s Lifespan

You’ve decided to purchase a wooden playset for your family. You know you’re going to make a big investment and want it to last as long as possible. Below are 8 secrets to keeping your swing set not only looking good, but safe and sturdy for many years to come. 1. Purchase a playset made of the best material possible. Swing sets are generally made from one of three types of wood: cedar, pressure-treated (PT) pine, or redwood. Redwood, while being the most expensive wood used in swing set manufacturing, is also naturally resistant to rot, decay, and damage. The...

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What to Ask Before Buying a Swing Set Online

Buying a Swing Set

What to Ask Before Buying a Swing Set Online

With a few keystrokes, you can fulfill a child’s dream of bringing a playground home. But a swing set is not a minor purchase; you want to make sure that what you bring home is truly what you want, and that you are getting your money’s worth. Most importantly, you want to ensure the structure is safe for your little ones. The questions below will help you investigate the issues that matter, facilitate your online purchase, and provide you with peace of mind, as you enhance the capacity for outdoor play at your home. 1.  How much assembly will be...

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New Kids on the Block: How a Swing Set Can Help Your Kids Adjust After Moving

Kids

New Kids on the Block: How a Swing Set Can Help Your Kids Adjust After Moving

Moving is an incredibly stressful experience for most children. They must leave behind all their friends, their neighborhood, their school, their home, basically everything that is familiar to them. Many kids have a difficult time adjusting to the new situation, and it can take months or even years for a sensitive child to fully acclimate after a move. Parents are always searching for tools to help their children cope better with this trying situation, but did you know you could have one of the most effective instruments for creating a smooth transition right in your own backyard? A wooden swing...

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