As we are deep in the throes of spring and heading quickly toward summer, we are spending more time outside than ever. Our backyards are becoming our new living rooms; backyards are the place where the grill is, the kids have room to run around, and the lawn becomes a battleground for water balloon fights.
But sometimes, on especially hot afternoons, we may find ourselves in need of a quick break to lounge around, hydrate, and maybe enjoy a good book. What better place to do that than with a tree swing?
If that sounds like a great idea to you, you’re going to need some help to make sure you build the ultimate tree swing.
Location, Location, Location
First, you need to decide where you want this tree swing to be. If you have a few different trees in your yard, try to pick one that will provide you with the best shade on those hot afternoons, on a low, even branch, preferably one that’s parallel to the ground.
If you’re working with just one tree in your backyard, that can work, too. Use the same strategy as before, picking a low, straight branch.
The most vital part of having fun is being safe. Nobody has fun when someone gets injured or scrapes a knee.
This is why it’s important to find a sturdy branch that you feel confident can hold the weight of you plus another person. There are few things scarier on a relaxing summer day than the branch you’re using for support suddenly snaps.
This is also why it’s a good idea to pick a branch that is closer to the ground so that if the worst-case scenario does happen, the fall is less dramatic.
You’re also going to want to make sure the tree swing is secure with whatever it is attached to. What you use to hang the tree swing is the key to making sure everyone who uses it stays safe.
Make it Quick and Easy
Long ago are the days of the tire-rope swing, where you had to not only attach a tire to some strong rope but also climb up the tree and make sure you tied a secure knot. These days, our technology has advanced far past that.
Use something simple like a Swing Tie to easily install your tree swing. This not only makes the installation process easy and tool-free but also provides you with a secure connection to the tree, allowing you to be confident in the support it offers.
You can also be sure that it won’t let you down, since it is proven to hold up to 1000 pounds.
It is made from materials that are tree-safe and can be used on any wooden beam or other strong mechanism intended for hanging swings or hammocks.
Once you have secured it in place (which takes all of 30 seconds) all you have to do is clip your tree swing or hammock onto the attached carabiners, sit back, and relax in your very own ultimate tree swing.
Step Your Backyard Game Up
If you’re tired of just sitting on regular old chairs on the porch and miss the joys of being a child and swinging around on a tree swing, reclaim your youth and create the ultimate tree swing that your kids will also enjoy.
It can be the perfect place to relax, kick back, and unwind after a long day of play in the sun. If you set up your tree swing just right, it may just become your favorite seat outside of the house.