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How to landscape for the above ground trampoline

If this is the year you give in and get the above ground trampoline your children have been asking for you can landscape to enhance its placement in your yard. We have tips for how to landscape for the above ground trampoline.

Many trampoline owners prize the inground trampoline style because it blends into the landscape with no issues. Above ground trampolines though are still very popular and you can plant and landscape in a way that enhances, not detracts from the fact that you have a trampoline in your yard.

The main thing to consider with your above ground trampoline is its placement:

  1. Don’t place hear any roof overhangs or tree branches
  2. Make sure the ground is level
  3. Keep the trampoline in a space you can see what the children are doing when they are enjoying themselves.

How to landscape for the above ground trampoline

  1. Moveable plants and trees allow you to change the look of the trampoline area
  2. Plant low growing, ground cover plants. This greenery can be placed under the jump mat and offer visual appeal when you’re sitting in the backyard and watching the children on the trampoline
  3. Consider the placement of furniture and even a gazebo or canopy that allows you to relax outdoors and enjoy the greenery
  4. Look for plants and trees and shrubbery of varying heights to add visual appeal
  5. Bird feeders, bird houses, humming bird feeders and plants that attract butterflies help the back to nature feel of the trampoline space

Take some time to determine the best placement of the above ground trampoline — even though they are easy to move. Consider your favorite type of flowers and colors and kick off your summer landscaping project!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Can Toddlers Use Trampolines?

Adults benefit from time spent on a trampoline because you can get in shape without fear of injury to bones and joints because you’d be landing on the soft jump mat rather than on the hard ground. Although if you’re wondering, can toddlers use trampolines? That might be a different answer.

Whether you have an in-ground trampoline, an above ground trampoline or even a mini trampoline that you use for exercise safety is always the biggest factor with trampolines.

Let’s face it, toddlers can injure themselves simply by running through the yard! If your toddler is on a trampoline — he or she must jump alone unless you’re going to stand on the trampoline and hold her hands while she jumps. Don’t jump along with her because the disparity in weight could lead to her being injured.

Can Toddlers Use Trampolines?

Don’t let toddlers jump on a trampoline together because someone is bound to bump into the other and could bump heads or otherwise get hurt.

Safety bars for toddlers on trampolines is a great way to help them stay steady while jumping on the springy mat.

If you ask your family physician, he or she will likely tell you that no child under the age of six should be jumping on a trampoline. Under the age of six, the bones of a child are simply to fragile to handle the repetitive pressure that comes from jumping on a trampoline.

Mini trampolines — even those specifically designed for and marketed to the parents of toddlers, may not be as safe as you’d imagine. It all comes back to the fragility of the bones of a child under the age of six.

Yes, jumping on a trampoline is great fun, but protect your child and his or her bones and wait until they are six years old before they begin jumping.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Above-ground Vs. In-ground Trampolines

Above-ground vs. in-ground trampolines. They each have their advantages and “disadvantages” the biggest of which is whether you want something that is more “permanent” or one that is moveable. In-ground trampolines fit into your landscape because they are virtually invisible.

Above-ground trampolines, as you can imagine are visible in your yard. Do you know what an in-ground trampoline is? It is essentially like the name says — a hole is excavated and the trampoline frame is placed inside and the jump mat is flush with the ground. It doesn’t detract from any landscaping and that’s why many people opt for this style.

Above-ground Vs. In-ground Trampolines

Here are some items to consider when deciding on whether you will get an in-ground or an above-ground trampoline for your family.

  1. As mentioned, the view may be impacted by an above ground trampoline, but not an in-ground.
  2. You may get a better bounce height from an above-ground trampoline. Airflow is what gives bounce height.
  3. The above ground trampoline is usually faster to put together and won’t require you to excavate a hole in which to place the in-ground trampoline.
  4. An in-ground trampoline is generally considered safer because you’re starting out jumping from a lower height than with above ground. With both types, you should invest in a safety net.
  5. Both above-ground and in-ground trampolines will require maintenance.
  6. Because the above-ground trampoline has its frame exposed it may be more prone to rusting. Although if the hole into which your in-ground trampoline is placed has standing water, this can also be an issue.
  7. Snow and rain and ice can pile up on both models and you will need to ensure you’re removing the snow and ice so it doesn’t damage the mat.
  8. Above ground trampolines typically cost less than in-ground trampolines and they are also less costly to have installed because you’re not having to excavate.

The verdict? It’s all about your personal preference. Give us a call, though if you’re still struggling to make a decision.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Tips On Trampoline Safety Pads

As with anything you purchase for your inground or above ground trampoline — actually anything you purchase — there are different levels of quality. We have put together tips on trampoline safety pads so you can be an informed consumer

Trampoline safety pads:

  1. Fit specific budgets
  2. Emphasize quality
  3. Emphasize price
  4. Premium pads are made with thicker, stronger materials like PVC
  5. Inexpensive pads are made of a lower quality polyethylene (PE)

By way of comparison, you’d find PE in low cost plastic tarps. This means that the PE will disintegrate more quickly under direct sunlight and you’ll be replacing it more frequently (that could cost you more in the long run.

When you maintain all the components in your trampoline, it will be as safe as it can be and you will enjoy it for years!

Tips On Trampoline Safety Pads

What can you do to invest in the highest quality pads possible?

  1. Check your budget
  2. Understand the different weights of PVC as lower weights may allow you to invest in PVC rather than the lower cost PE

In addition to the trampoline safety pad quality, make certain it is wide enough to cover the springs without leaving any gaps.

One of the best ways to protect the trampoline pad and springs is to invest in a weather cover and use it diligently.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

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