Okay, so it's not exactly a playscape, but we're trying to work with what we've got without spending any money- like most people.
It does have a few basic elements. Here's my list of 10 ideas to get you started on your own playscape.
+ Two strategically planted clusters. A sunflower valley arch and a gourd vine nook.
+ While not a true path or circut, the bamboo reeding provides just enough barrier to give the space some flow.
+ An herb section that the kid's can get into. Acacia loves to bring out some kid's scissors and a bowl and "harvest".
+ Stumps for sitting, mixing, and balancing.
The herb garden. Acacia was in the middle of harvesting when I took this, you can see her bowl on the stump.
This is the gourd vine nook/hut that doubles as a dirt pit for digging and finding worms. Gourds are extremely fast growing.
The sunflower valley arch. It is somewhat of a boundary since we don't have a fence.
The "path" from the screen door, around the corner to the paved clearing (and trampoline if you need a quick jump) and off into the field. Jackson gets it. He just goes back and forth with that car as long as he's outside.
The safe zone. Pavement to gourd nook, across balance beam log to sunflower arch to the sink and back to the beginning. Not exactly a fence, and I still have to stay outside with them, but at least I'm not running into the street screaming. Well, not as often, anyway.