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Kids Get Their Feet Wet | Landscape Design Ideas

Ok, so not everyone can set up their backyard like the Chicago Botanic Garden (pictured here with my kids in it), but I really like the idea of creating a place for kids to have fun. This pebble, boulder and rock oasis is beautiful and cooling. If you are thinking of adding a water feature, a fountain or pond to your back or front yard consider creating a place like this with ornamental grasses along the edge and a nice place to sit. My hyper kids could have sat there facinated by the combination of elements for hours and so could I. Think of the potential for helping with the practical matter of drainage, too. Isn’t this better than your average swale?