Even though spring hasn’t properly started just yet, it’s still tempting to look ahead to summer, isn’t it? If you are anything like us, I’m sure that you are super excited for the better weather and can’t wait to get out and take advantage of it. And there is no better place to enjoy the hot, sunny weather than in your very own garden. Why not invite a few friends and family to enjoy the summertime with you as well?
In fact, how about getting your home’s outdoor space ready to host garden parties? These will provide you with a great excuse to invite all of your friends and family round to enjoy some great food and drinks in the perfect summer weather. Before you can send out all the invites, though, you need to make sure that your garden is ready to welcome all the revelers. Here are some useful tips that can help you get it sorted in time for the summer!
Create An Area For Dining
One of the first things you should sort out in your garden is a pleasant dining area. This is an area in which you and all your guests can sit and enjoy a bite to eat. It’s a good idea to create a paved patio or add some wooden decking if there isn’t already some in your garden. This will create a level area of flooring on which you can place your outdoor tables and chairs. Seeing as the patio or decking will be level, you won’t have to worry about the garden furniture being too wobbly. It’s a good idea to place your outdoor dining area as close to your kitchen as possible. That way, you won’t have too far to carry your food out.
Make Sure There’s Plenty Of Shade
Sure, it always feels really great to relax outside with the sun shining down on you. It’s a great way to top up your vitamin D levels! However, on the days when the sun is very strong, you won’t be able to sit out in the sunlight for too long. Otherwise, you will be putting yourself at risk from sunburn and heatstroke. So, in order to protect you and all your garden party guests, it’s important that there are some shaded areas of your garden. These can be areas of natural shade under trees, or you might want to buy a marquee that you can put up for the duration of the party.
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Buy A Barbecue Grill
When we think of garden parties, I’m sure that most of us instantly think about barbecues. They are a great way to enjoy al fresco food in the summer months, and I’m sure lighting up your barbecue grill in your garden party will go down very well with all your guests. You just need to make sure that you buy a good quality barbecue that won’t break all the time. There are lots of great online guides that will help you choose the best outdoor grill for you. If you enjoy your barbecue, then you might want to take your outdoor cooking to the next level and add a pizza oven as well!
Add Some Water Features
In order to turn your garden into a serene and tranquil place, you could always add some water features. For instance, the running water that comes from a small fountain will be a very peaceful sound to have in your garden. It’s also a good idea to add a small pond so that you can encourage more wildlife to your garden. This will make it a flourishing eco-system. If you have a rather large garden, you might want to contact a company like Cypress Custom Pools to see about adding one. Then your garden party could very easily become a sophisticated pool party!
Don’t Forget The Drinks Cooler
If the weather is going to be hot when you have your party, you need to make sure that everyone’s drinks stay nice and cool. Of course, I’m sure that people won’t want to keep going back and forth to the kitchen to grab a drink from the fridge, so it’s worth buying a water cooler that you can keep out in the garden. If you can’t afford a fancy cooler, you could always just fill a large bucket with some ice-cold water and put all of the bottles and cans in that.
Add Some Lighting For The Evening
If you think that your garden parties will run into the evening, then it’s a good idea to install some lighting into your garden so that people will still be able to see once the sun goes down. There are different kinds of outdoor lamps and lighting fixtures that you could use, so it’s worth taking a look through the various options and deciding the best ones for you. For instance, you might prefer some mobile lamps so that you can take them inside once the party has come to an end.
Tend To The Lawn
If you don’t regularly mow your lawn, it could end up getting quickly dishevelled. This won’t look so great during your party and could make your garden look very untidy. As long as regularly tend to your lawn and keep it neat and trim, then you shouldn’t have to worry about it bringing the rest of your garden down. As well as mowing it regularly, be sure to remove any weeds that may grow in it. It could also be worth sowing some extra grass seeds at the end of summer, as the high temperatures could have caused some grass to die off.
Consider Outdoor Heating
You might want to add some outdoor heating to your garden as well. After all, sometimes the evenings can be pretty chilly, even in the middle of summer. You and your guests won’t have to go indoors just because the temperatures drop slightly.
Once you utilize all the tips above, you can throw some amazing garden parties!