Live Life Outside This Summer!

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Finally. Spring is here! It is that time of year. Our whole family has been going stir-crazy waiting for it to come around. Living in a northern climate has its benefits (less bugs, and being able to enjoy winter activities), but there are a lot of winter days that you are confined to your house. With spring finally starting to show, we like to be outside as much as possible enjoying spring activities. The other weekend the neighbors on both sides were outside cleaning up, and we were right out there doing our own yard as well.

The sandbox has been dusted off, the trampoline swept, picnic tables set out. We are ready to take advantage of the opportunity to get outside.  Since everyone is very busy with work and school, the one thing we don’t want to have to worry about is the lawn.

Having a nice lawn is important to us. It is the key to helping maintain property values. A nice lawn is good for our baby to crawl around in, our kindergartner to run around in her bare feet, or our son diving from another errant Frisbee pass from dad. We also like to have friends and family over for a good game of ladder golf, volleyball, roasting marshmallows over the firepit, or just letting the kids run. A lawn can sometimes be an afterthought.

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Ever been to a yard that isn’t well maintained? Getting dirt all over your shoes from the bare patches (not to mention a muddy mess from having a slip and slide), or having to worry about thistles can be a hassle.

We like for our kids to go outside to get some natural vitamin D from the sun, even if it is while they are laying in the grass with their tablets.

The yard up the street is the nicest in town. Whenever I go by there, I see the owner out there putting a lot of time and effort into making his yard the nicest around.  For the rest of us, there is TruGreen.

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Levi H

After meeting all demands (ahem, I mean needs) of our children, I like to be the chill dad that listens to Sade, reads Gregg Easterbrook, watches The Red Green Show, and dreams of the sunny beaches in the midst of arctic winters. Also a WI Badgers fanatic, organic foods proponent, and master of the laundry room!

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23 thoughts on “Live Life Outside This Summer!

  • April 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm
    We have such a short summer here in Boston that we totally take advantage of it. We love playing outside in the warm weather. Reply
  • April 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm
    We spend most of the 2 months of summer outside every single year! We go for walks, to the park, play sports you name it we go out and enjoy it! Reply
  • April 28, 2015 at 5:15 pm
    I still have a few things to set up outside on the patio. My trampoline is good to go and my grass has been taken care of though. I can't wait to spend some more time outside. Reply
  • April 28, 2015 at 5:22 pm
    Thank you for that wonderful infographic! I will definitely share your post with my family and friends. There's so much to relish when you are out in nature. I, for one, can't wait to dig my hands into the dirt and start gardening! Reply
  • April 28, 2015 at 6:26 pm
    I'm super excited to spend time outside! I love being in nature and can't get enough of it! Reply
  • April 28, 2015 at 6:31 pm
    An outdoor living room would be absolutely perfect to get the kids outdoors more. I'd live out there myself if it weren't for the heat, mosquitoes and gnats. Reply
  • April 28, 2015 at 9:01 pm
    my princess and I totally live outside all summer long! Here in NY we have maybe two months of perfect weather so we waste no time! Reply
  • April 28, 2015 at 11:02 pm
    This is a fabulous giveaway! What I would do if I won all those great prizes for our backyard. Like you, I live in a northern climate and summer days are precious commodities! Reply
  • April 29, 2015 at 4:47 am
    I would love an outdoor kitchen! We have a nice, long summer here in SC so we're outside most of the time. Reply
  • April 29, 2015 at 4:49 am
    I am so ready to be outside! Hopefully this cold weather ends soon. Cannot wait to open the pool. And we use TruGreen on our lawn. It looks amazing! Reply
  • April 29, 2015 at 6:28 am
    This so different! My husband would love an experience like this. He is more an outdoor person than I am. Reply
  • April 29, 2015 at 2:10 pm
    After an exceptionally long winter in Jersey I am ready for some fun in the sun. I'm definitely more excited than ever before because we are considering getting a pool this summer. Reply
  • April 29, 2015 at 2:18 pm
    My niece-in-law used to work for Tru-Green. Our neighbor uses their services and their lawn really look awesome. Reply
  • April 29, 2015 at 5:12 pm
    We live next to neighbors who live in their lawn. I def. feel the need to keep up or I can feel their frowing, lolol. That's not even a joke. ;) Reply
  • April 29, 2015 at 5:14 pm
    We try to spend as much time as we can outside when the weather is warm. We have such a short summer we try to soak it up while we can. Reply
  • April 29, 2015 at 8:39 pm
    Once the weather is warmer, I love spending as much time outdoors! I have fond memories of childhood summers! Reply
  • April 29, 2015 at 8:47 pm
    We love spending all our time outdoors. A perfect lawn would be ideal for my little ones too! :D Reply
  • April 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm
    We live outside during the springtime but during the summer it gets almost to hot outside. But I love being outdoors. Reply
  • April 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm
    I love this idea! I try to get my kids outside as much as possible, I'm thankful that they really enjoy it. Reply
  • April 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm
    Oh my boy and I have been outside since the beginning of spring. After being stuck in for months with PND I can't be kept in now :) Reply
  • May 6, 2015 at 9:25 pm
    I am that terrible yard lol. My yard is sad. I wish it was full of nice green grass. We have dirt patches and that easily turns to mud. Thanks for passing along the information. Reply

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