Our backyard now consists of 2-raised bed gardens separated by a sandy beach.
We might be starting a new trend, sandy beach back yards!
My husband first extended out into the lawn the garden beds. Both are now about 20 feet long by 8 feet wide. He got sick of mowing and edging the lawn strip in between the beds. It really is only about 3 foot wide so he thought, why not pull out all the lawn and put down sand? Why not have a sandy beach?
So now we have our very own beach in our back yard. We have our beach chairs and the chaise that really look inviting on the sand. The sand glistens and gets hot under foot. Walking up and down is good calf muscle exercise like you get walking on any deep sandy beach!
Two obvious concerns have been addressed with life on the beach.
- Tracking sand into the house.
Since the beach is below deck level and the perimeters are gravel, limited sand is tracked inside.
- Will the cats think our sandy beach is a giant kitty litter area?
Since they primarily are indoor cats they are not interested in the beach but to scamper and play!
My husband has brought in 4 yards of sand so far. It compresses so I am sure a few more loads of sand will be applied to our beach before summer ends. I like the beach to be a bit deep, because what’s the point otherwise?
It is true we don’t have the ocean to run to cool off our feet but…
Have you considered making your yard a beach?