Trampolining is very good exercise. Not only is it fun, but it’s a great way to improve heart health and endurance at home. A garden trampoline helps you develop better balance and core strength whilst working your leg muscles and coordination. It’s a super fun addition to any family home, you won’t even notice you are exercising!
What to put under a trampoline
There are a few options to consider when choosing what to put under your trampoline and what surface it stands on. It’s not recommended you put it on concrete in case someone bounces off and hurts themselves, and you should also only have a trampoline on level ground. Softer surfaces such as wood chips offer a soft landing for if any accidents did happen, but they are also far more comfortable for climbing on and off the trampoline in general.
If you are putting your garden trampoline on the lawn, then follow these tips. Don’t keep your trampoline on the same patch all-year round. Try to rotate it periodically so the sun and rain can still reach the grass and fortify it with high-quality lawn care treatments to keep it resilient.
What is the law on trampolines in gardens?
Currently, just like a garden playhouse and garden swing sets, you don’t need planning permission to have an outdoor trampoline. However, make sure it is not encroaching on your neighbours’ privacy!
How to clean an outdoor trampoline
Step 1 – Sweeping
Sweep away any debris on the trampoline’s surface and on the mats. Use a long brush to sweep the surface canvas, the top and underside of the mats, and the springs. You may need a second pair of hands to hold up the mats while you sweep, or work in smaller sections.
Step 2 – Cleaning the Mat
Wash the mat with a hose or bucket of water to wash away any lingering loose debris, then gently scrub it with soapy warm water. The dirt should lift easily, so don’t scrub too hard and scratch or tear the material. Then, use the hose or a bucket of water again to wash away anything you have scrubbed off. Dry off any excess water with towels and leave the mats outside to air dry.
Step 3 – Cleaning the Trampoline Springs
Do the same again with the springs – work your way around the trampoline mat and wash the springs with warm soapy water. Leave the springs to air dry at the same time the mats and protective pads.