Play structures are number 10 on the top ten most popular back yard features, desired by 59% of the survey respondents, according to this year’s residential preferences research conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
If you are debating the sales value of the play set in your back yard, remember that it’s only an asset if it is in good shape. Check for recalls and safety standards at the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Additional safety information is at the consumer section of the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association.
- Cover or cap exposed bolts.
- Sand and paint untreated wood.
- Fencing (including gates)
- Ornamental water features