Everyone wants to improve their home, and add value to it at the same time. Usually people are thinking about things like the kitchen and the bathroom to put money into in order to add value to the home as well as creating a functional and beautiful space, but fewer will consider the appeal of the back yard. When a home is shown to a potential buyer, many times the backyard is the actual selling point, with people being able to visualize lounging around under the stars on a warm night, maybe cooking out or simply reading a book. Your back yard is your personal space in the world that you can make into your own, many times even more than your inside of your home. The back yard is a sanctuary where you can forget the problems of the daily life, and just relax. It is a place where your children and pets can relax and play too.
In order to make your backyard more comfortable for children and pets, you need to realize that they approach the outdoors differently than you do. Most people think about kicking back in a lawn char or by the pool, but children and pets are thinking about crawling and rolling on the ground. They are probably going to do a great deal of running and falling, which is why you are going to need to create an environment that is more friendly for these activities. This means that you are going to need to think of spaces where they can congregate and play, where the ground is soft and where they will not get their feet hurt by sharp rocks. The best thing to do is to map out the specific boundaries of what you want your play area to look like, then hire an artificial turf installation company to cover the entire area in synthetic grass. Not only is the fake grass itself far softer than any other form of ground covering, but the underfill that is placed under the turf before it is staked down adds even more cushion. This is going to make the area soft and clean, and if someone falls it will not be like they are falling on hard ground where they will get hurt more easily. Instead it will be exactly like falling on thick, soft natural grass.
The biggest question about synthetic grass and children and pets is what happens to the urine if they pee on it? Fortunately, modern artificial turf has a water -permeable backing material which allows liquid to go through it without an issue. This will allow the urine to move into the ground below just like if grass was there, ultimately cutting down the urine smell that happens when it is allowed to dry on top of the ground. Your children and pets will have an ideal space for play and lounging, and nothing more than a hosing off with water periodically is necessary to keep it all looking new.