Everyone loves the summer months, especially the 4th of July when they get to hang out with friends, watch fireworks, and enjoy good food.
Summer comes with many opportunities for outdoor events and as a homeowner, it’s best to prepare in advance to enjoy the season and tackle unpredictable challenges that may arise.
Here are seven proven ways to help you prepare your backyard for summer outdoor activities.
Do a Lawn Makeover
The first thing that your guests will see is your lawn; therefore, it must look good. Make sure that you mow and fertilize your lawn before summer. Then, keep maintaining it so it’s perfect for every BBQ.
Start by mowing your lawn and getting rid of any obstacles. Besides, you won’t want any of your guests to get hurt in your backyard. And for the best results, replace your lawn with environmentally-friendly land space.
Plant wildflower seeds or establish a vegetable garden and plant your food. Whichever you choose, your guests will surely enjoy the beautiful veggies or flowers throughout the season.
Install a Fire Pit
While this might require a lot of effort and time, the outcome is worth it. The best part about installing a fire pit is that you will use it on many occasions for a long time. So, start digging out a trench that will accommodate a fire pit, fill it with gravel, and build the walls.
While fire pits can make your backyard usable for a long time, consider getting a fire pit table. You can host an entire cookout and the best thing about it is that it saves energy.
Wash Your Outdoor Furniture
During the winter, your patio gets a beating and starts to look old and rusty. Therefore, sweep and clean your outdoor furniture and deck and make sure that everything is set for your next BBQ.
Additionally, you can breathe life into some of your furniture by painting them. Also, consider replacing the old vinyl bands.
Adequately Light Steps and Sidewalks
An excellent summer party needs great ambiance; you don’t want your guests to stumble and fall because the stairs and the entire backyard is not well-lit. So, start installing lights on every dark walkway to guide your guests through your backyard.
Prepare Your Drinks
You are preparing yourself for an outdoor party and the last thing that you want is to be running back to your house to get beverages for your guests. Therefore, set up a tiered rolling wagon where you can arrange all your beverages on the bottom tier and glasses and cups on the inner shelf. Additionally, ensure that you have a variety of drinks for kids and adults. It will also be a good idea to invest in water coolers.
Be Ready for the Unexpected
It doesn’t matter whether it’s summer or spring, the weather can change at any time. That said, outdoor awnings can be very useful when it comes to keeping the party going. If it starts to rain or the sun is too hot, your guests will continue enjoying the party.
Prune Shrubs and Flowers
Many people concentrate on other things and forget to prune their plants. So, consider giving some TLC to your garden before the summer party. Prune your garden shrubs and flowers to get rid of dead parts of the plants and improve the aesthetics of your backyard.
Summer comes with lots of opportunities for hosting outdoor events. However, you must plan early to enjoy the season and be able to avoid the unpredictable challenges that come with it.
The above tips can help you prepare for a summer party and ensure that your guests have fun and are comfortable.