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So in our backyard we have a basketball hoop on the driveway, little gardens all around, an old wooden treehouse, a large patio and rocks surrounding it, a birdbath, and a lot of trees. We have a pretty big backyard and it’s filled all around except for one spot now. There used to be a round trampoline there but now that trampolines are basically illegal (we live in NJ and the insurance company now refuses to pay for trampoline injuries because theres so many…they don’t wanna pay even though thats what they’re for, but aside from governmental issues…lol) we had to take it down and now theres a big empty spot. No plants can grow there because next to our house is an apartment building that blocks out the sun in that area and too many trees surrounding it. We don’t know what to put back there. We have a swing but thats on the patio. Anyone have any ideas?

8 Thoughts on Empty Space in the backyard…what to fill it with?
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    December 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    a pool!!!!!!
    : )

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    December 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    fish pond

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    December 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    a gazebo, a pond, a badmitton net? a maze, a sculpture, a rock garden, a zen garden? horse shoes, rabbits, a wishing well, a slide—–anything you like!

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    December 24, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Maybe a pool or pond, or a fountain, some really cool thing with rocks or a gazebo

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    smart guy
    December 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    fire pit with a low half cemi-circle wall for a seat; grass; and some type of plant should grow there, u just need to find the right kind.

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    jt c
    December 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Plant a shade garden or ground cover. Plant impatiens, coleus, hosta, iris, daylily.

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    December 24, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Lucky you!

    2 things that Immediately come to mind are:

    a fountain and
    a gazebo – they sell them now in sturdy tent-fabric.
    I’ll just live ‘vicariously’ through you..:)

    Good luck.

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    December 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    yea a little pond sounds real neat. It would help if we had some pictures to see but thats alright. maybe some rocks around the pond with creeping phlox in the spring. You could make it really cute

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