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Spring is coming - can't wait to hit my hammock in my own Backyard Beach!

Just wanted to share my own little patch of paradise I made after I cut down a huge evergreen tree! I left up the stump about 6 feet tall because I always wanted a hammock. The problem was the nine foot area of lawn under the tree had died and was full of yuck. So I cleaned out the space, laid heavy plastic down, added a tiki-esque log border and added a LOT of sand. I wheeled it in a lawn spreader - much more manageable than a huge wheelbarrow. Added a thatch umbrella with u brackets drilled into the tree and a hammock. LOVE IT. I know - everyone yells at me about wild cats and animals but who cares - I rake the sand and have never found anything like that. I enjoy reading with my toes in the sand! Fins Up!

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  • Charlene S
    Charlene S Lawton, PA
    on Mar 9, 2012

    What a clever idea!!!

  • Design Time for Homes, Atlanta
    Design Time for Homes, Atlanta Marietta, GA
    on Mar 9, 2012

    I LOVE this! Especially, too, if you have small kids and they can play in the sand. I can see a little kiddy pool near by - great idea!

  • Dan's of Central Florida, Inc.
    Dan's of Central Florida, Inc. Clermont, FL
    on Mar 9, 2012

    That's a pretty sweet idea you have there, might have to store this one in my back pocketlol!

  • Terri J
    Terri J Annapolis, MD
    on Mar 9, 2012

    Tracy, I have a beach in my back yard too, but no hammock. Mine is from where an above ground pool used to be. There aren't any trees near it, but I could always get a hammock on stands. Great idea!

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    360 Sod (Donna Dixson) Buford, GA
    on Mar 10, 2012

    I like it!

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