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    Default Need ideas to make backyard child safe

    Now that the warmer weather is here I need to get DS outside but I rent so making the yard child safe is difficult. Anything I do must be able to be removed with no damage so I need ideas to make theses areas safe for a active 2 yo who has no fear.

    This is the main problem. There is quite a big drop off this retaining wall onto hard pebbles

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    And I also want to block him from this side area

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    I would buy some star pickets and fencing wire and erect a temporary fence along the highest part of the retaining wall. If you will be there long term and want to make it look nice, you could get some large pots and put them on the rocks and fill with star jasmine which will climb over the fencing wire to make it look nice.

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    Yep, some pickets with temp fencing. Put the pickets along every so often so it's strong.

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    Yeah that's what I was going to do but just wondered if there was any other ideas out there

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    You could buy some large tomato stakes and some cream colored shade mesh to make a screen for above the retaining wall.
    You could also use the same materials for the side gate, use a staple gun or some small U shape nails to tack the shade cloth onto the stakes.

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    I guess whatever you use has to have high tension because a 2yr old will lean on it, run into it and go straight through it if it doesn't.

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    Look at the drop off in our backyard. At least dd doesnt try and jump / climb down it!!

    All the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    I guess whatever you use has to have high tension because a 2yr old will lean on it, run into it and go straight through it if it doesn't.
    Yep for sure. Whatever it is needs to be quite strong.

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    Mmmm...personally I wouldn't use wire mesh or anything that he might be able to climb. Wouldn't that just give him a higher point to fall from? Obviously I don't know your child, but I wonder if it might be better to just keep teaching him to be careful near the edge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilbara View Post
    Mmmm...personally I wouldn't use wire mesh or anything that he might be able to climb. Wouldn't that just give him a higher point to fall from? Obviously I don't know your child, but I wonder if it might be better to just keep teaching him to be careful near the edge...
    I tend to agree

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