Category Archives: Informational

Rectangle Trampolines: We’ve Found the Best!

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If you’re looking to find the best rectangle trampoline for your backyard, you’ve come to the right place. Trampolines are a great way to add the zest that we here are BackyardZest love for your family!

Trampolines are overflowing with benefits.  They provide hours of fun and entertainment, while burning off excess energy and providing an active outdoor alternative to television and video games.  They are fantastic for building athleticism and cardio health, developing spatial awareness, balance, and improving endurance and strength for all ages.  Rectangular trampolines provide the important added feature of a very even bounce across the entire jumping surface.  This makes rectangular trampolines not only a lot of fun, but they are especially great for your aspiring gymnast, figure skater, wake/snowboarder or skier to develop their skills.

The best rectangle trampoline for your backyard is the JumpSport 10’x17’ StagedBounce with Enclosure.  Its best in class frame, bounce and safety features combined with its incredible warranty earn it the BackyardZest “Recommended Buy” seal of approval.

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Making Smitten Kitchen’s Peach Dumplings

Let’s play a little word association. When I say peaches, what comes to mind? If you said dumplings, then you must have had Smitten Kitchen’s delectable Peach Dumplings. In just one week, I’ve made them twice. Inspired by a gift of farm fresh peaches and a tip from another savvy pie making friend, I was not disappointed. I don’t think you will be either.

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5 Unique & Delicious Summer Cocktails

As promised, here’s a follow-up to our mocktail article that suits the taste of those of you 21 and up! Rather than give the typical cocktails you may expect, we’ll introduce you to five that are a bit more unique. Our recommendation would be that you become very familiar with making your own simple syrup. It’s quick, easy and great to have around when you want to sweeten up any cold drink. You’ll find the recipe below.

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Summer Mocktails: 5 Drinks Everyone Can Enjoy

When trying to make the most of your outdoor living, food and drink are necessities. After all, what’s a good party without a refreshing beverage (mocktail, anyone?) and some delicious snacks? We want to help you up your game, so take a look at our simple recipes – we’ve got old favorites and some you may have never considered, all alcohol free for this post. Check out later ones if you’re looking for something more adult-themed.


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Pergolas: Everything you Need to Know

If you’ve been considering adding some cool zest to your backyard or patio with the addition of a pergola, there are some things you’ll want to consider before making your purchase.  This article will explore the essential questions for picking the perfect pergola from whether to buy a kit or hire a contractor to choosing materials and location.

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