The holiday season is the time for family, but it’s not the only time for you to gather with your loved one. Summer and spring are the perfect times for get-togethers, too. And there doesn’t even have to be a holiday approaching.
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The nice weather is reason enough to celebrate. But before you get to the fun-in-the-sun part, you’ll need to check out a few tips to get your yard ready for barbecue season.
1. Clean Your Grill
Your grill has been sitting in the garage all winter, and who knows what it’s collected. First things first, you need to give it a deep clean. You can’t have a proper barbecue without the grill, right?
Depending on the type of grill you use, you might have specific cleaning instructions to follow. Read up on these, and apply oil to the grates on the grill to prevent future food debris from sticking on them. Lastly, keep a fire extinguisher nearby. Even if you’re a master on the grill, accidents do happen.
2. Tidy Up Your Yard
Yard maintenance is your friend. You need to ensure you invite all your guests over to a space where they can enjoy themselves and roam free.
Make sure to mow the yard and clip the shrubs. Always have the essential lawn power equipment to freshen up the yard and get it ready for barbecue season.
3. Plan for Some Games
Of course, everyone comes for the grub, but a little entertainment should hold them over until the food is ready to eat. Invest in some fun kid- and adult-friendly backyard games. If you wish to steer away from the board games, you should know that a beach ball and a volleyball net can go a long way.
Lawn bowling, giant Jenga, and Twister are great ways to work up an appetite. By the time your guests finish battling it out, they’ll feel eager to chow down.
4. Add Some Finishing Touches
After you may have cleaned everything in it, you can still dress up your yard to make it more attractive. Patio furniture is only as good as its accessories.
A few string lights, some candles, a rug, and a couple of pillows can transform any backyard. Add an ottoman or an end table for your seats. Then, your guests will always have a place to kick their feet up.