How to Safely Set Up a Backyard Swing 

From fresh air to comfortable shade, if you’re lucky enough to have a tree in your backyard you know how much useful, and beautiful it can be. Take advantage of this natural gift and also use it for entertainment. A tree swing is fun for both kids and adults alike as it encourages you to go outside and enjoy the fresh air! Tree swings are simple to make so long as you have a sturdy tree and proper tree swing! Let theLAShop show you how it’s done. 

TheLAShop Saucer Swing for Swing Sets & Playsets Patio Tree

Saucer Swing features easy assembly and detachable design for great portability to flexibly install at different places. 900D oxford fabric cover and steel tube construction ensure stability and durability. You can adjust the ropes to easily change the swing height, which is perfect for hanging at patio, garden, yard or using at playsets, camping and picnic.

Picking your Tree

Picking the right tree is essential to your backyard tree swing. To be completely safe check around your tree and remove any rocks, shrugs, or obstructions that the swing might hit while swinging or if you fall or jump from the tree swing. Create a safe area around the swing so you can ensure safe landings. You want a completely smooth space full of sand or soft grass. 

Test each branch to find a healthy, strong, piece. Be sure the branch is at least eight to 10 inches in diameter and is no more than 10-15 feet above the ground. Pick a branch that is as parallel to the ground as possible. Use a branch that is long enough to attach the swing 3-5 feet from the trunk. 

Tip: Never use fruit trees or evergreen trees as they are prone to breakage.  

Put together your swing

Your swing will come with a detailed set of instructions. Your tree swing can be snapped together in just a few simple steps. Please follow the picture guide as follows and test out the swing before you allow small children to use it. 

Test Before Use 

Measure the ropes on each side of the swing and confirm that they are the same size so that the swing is level. Adjust the ropes if they are uneven as an unstable swing can cause the rider to fall. 

Your saucer swing can hold up to 700 pounds. We suggest that no more than 3 children ride it at a time and that they never try to flip the swing over the branch. Test the strength of your swing using an adult before you let children ride. 

Continuously test the swing and inspect it for signs of wear and damage. Also keep an eye on the tree branch and look for any signs of breakage. If the tree branch begins to bend or rip, remove the tree swing and hook it to another branch. 

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We have a lot to be thankful for this year. In 2021, it is more important than ever to spend time with the ones we love. Connect with your family and friends virtually this year. 

Many statewide restrictions are put in place to keep us healthy and protected. Though this change may take some time to adapt to, it does not mean that we still can’t enjoy our current lives. Spend this time safely with your immediate families, and appreciate the time you have together. 

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