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6 Hardscape Projects Your Kids Will Love

6 Hardscape Projects Your Kids Will Love


Now that the school year has come to a close, parents are looking for fun ways to entertain their kids. The last thing you want is your child bored and staring at a screen all summer. Luckily, there are several outdoor living projects that can get your kids excited to spend time outside. These ideas are also great for parents that like to relax outdoors or even entertain friends and family. Outdoor living and hardscape projects are definitely an investment, but we know that your kids will have a blast and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Fire Pits

Is there anything better than eating a warm s’more by the fire? We don’t think so. A fire pit could be the perfect addition to your outdoor space. Fire pits are good for more than just cooking. Your kids will love singing songs and telling ghost stories. Adults will love this feature as well. Fire pits can create ambiance for a romantic getaway in your own backyard.

Pizza Ovens

Outdoor kitchens provide a great space for fun. The best part about an outdoor kitchen is that you don’t have to worry about the mess! (You can easily hose down any spills.) Pizza ovens are a great way to get your kids involved with meal preparations. They will love putting on the toppings and watching the dough rise.

Water Features

Fountains and ponds are a fantastic addition to any outdoor space. They can create a great focal point in your yard. You can add plants and fish to your water feature for added interest. Your kids will love watching the birds that stop by for a bath or drink.


We know that a pool is a huge investment. The pools at Hinkle Hardscapes start around $40,000.00, but the price tag comes with hours of entertainment for your children. Plus, you won’t need to book a summer vacation when you have your own private oasis.

(Kid friendly tip: Make sure your pool has a slip proof perimeter. Pavers are a great option.)


We all want our kids to have fun, but most importantly we want them to be safe. Fences allow children to have independence while their parents have peace of mind. You won’t worry about your kids wandering off during play time. Fences also provide privacy and can protect your belongings.

Garden Beds

Do you want your kids to eat healthier? Let them grow their own veggies! Gardens provide hours of entertainment and can teach your children responsibility. Your kids will love watching their hard work turn into a meal that the whole family can enjoy.

If you want your kids to put down the Ipad, consider an outdoor living space. Give Hinkle Hardscapes a call at (816) 608-8870. We would love to help you create lifelong memories with your family.

Do you need inspiration for your outdoor living project? Check out our Pinterest page and YouTube channel.

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