Asked on Apr 30, 2017

I have a porch swing I want to put in the yard...any ideas?

GailShirley HeikkinenC. D. Scallan


I cannot use cement to secure the posts, any ideas?
5 answers
  • Deborah Anthony
    on Apr 30, 2017

    posts can be longer than needed for height of swing desired, just bury them at least a foot into the ground
  • Brenda
    on May 1, 2017

    If you have trees in your yard that are not too far apart --you can use them. We had two trees just far enough apart to anchor a piece of weather sturdy wood between them, and then hung the swing to hang freely, using hooks we put into the weathered wood and the chains on the swing. Looks great!!!
  • C. D. Scallan
    on May 2, 2017

    You can build an A-frame , then you won't have to bury posts or hurt the trees.
  • Shirley Heikkinen
    on May 9, 2017

    Use concrete in five or ten gallon buckets and put each leg in a bucket of cement. The kids can swing high and not worry about the swing set tipping!
  • Gail
    on May 22, 2017

    There are screw-in the ground anchors made for this. Screw those into ground next to each leg & attach leg to anchor. Simple to do.
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