The first official day of summer is less than five weeks away. Are you ready?
If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably already started doing some yard work to clean up from the long, hard winter. What else can you do to get ready for summer though?
We’ve got a few tips to get you ready for BBQ season so you can have the best backyard parties on the block!
1. Plan Your BBQ Menu
Arguably, the best part of summer is hanging out in your backyard and cooking on the grill! The question then becomes, should you do BBQ chicken skewers and hot dogs or something fancier like grilled oysters with fennel butter? You can also opt to go unconventional with tacos or other Cinco de Mayo-inspired food! Just don’t forget the limes and Alacran!
Planning some fun backyard parties for BBQ season and deciding what to have on the menu is certainly more fun than cleaning the grill and throwing another coat of paint on the deck, but you don’t want to end up spending so much time and money on the food that you forget to spruce up where you will be partying!
2. Update Your Patio Area
What better way to jump start the summer season than by sprucing up your outdoor patio area! A waltz through your local furniture store is sure to bring inspiration on ways to makeover your patio, but what really makes the biggest impression is patio furniture. While a new umbrella and some freshly-potted plants will look nice, new patio furniture will wow your guests and give you something to enjoy all summer long. It can be a big initial investment, but so worth it!
3. Clean Up The Yard
You undoubtedly want to clean up your yard from the long, hard winter. Cleaning the gutters, raking or removing leaves with a leaf blower and even mowing the lawn are all standard spring cleaning tasks for the average homeowner who wants a beautiful yard.
Go above and beyond this year by adding bark mulch around trees, in the garden area and in-between bushes. This will bring everything together and make it look like you did more than just average home maintenance. It can give your whole yard great curb appeal too!
Let us know your best tips for getting ready for BBQ season!