As we all know, the British summertime can be an unpredictable time of year – not knowing if the sun is coming or going.
For many of us, Summertime is the chance to show off your garden and house to friends and family, put an apron on and host a garden party.
While there is often a large amount of work needed to prepare the house, the garden shouldn’t be ignored and left to the last minute. At the end of the day, this is going to be your main entertaining area.
However, there is no need to panic! In this article, you will be guided through how to get your garden ready for whatever sort of event you’re planning or hosting, in just 4 simple and easy steps.
Smarten up your patio and decking
Frankly, you want your garden to look the best it can. Unfortunately, that means this step is going to involve a lot of cleaning.
Almost as important as the lawn and flower beds, your patio or decking is a key entertaining area for your garden party. Often during the wetter months of the year, the patio and decking are ignored and left to the mercy of the elements. As your party looms, you will perhaps recognise the work that needs to be carried out.
Luckily, there are two simple and time efficient ways to bring your patio and decking back to life and get your guests talking like it is new. The first way is to jet wash your patio and decking to remove the grime that has formed and revive its natural colour. Alongside this, simple weeding and grouting will provide the finishing touches.
Love your lawn and smarten the edges
Your lawn is the most important entertaining area for your party, therefore, it is an area of your garden which will need substantial attention in preparation for your party.
Giving your lawn a quick trim and declutter will instantly smarten and liven up your outdoor space and be more inviting for people to use it. A simple even cut across the whole area will allow features such as your flower beds to stand out and look their best. Similarly to looking after your decking, simple weeding and tidying of the edges will provide make a marked difference and bring your garden to the next level, thus making your garden look 10 times better.
Keep it tidy and organised
With all the cleaning, cutting, and trimming you will be doing, it is important to keep on top of all the garden waste produced. You may be asking why is this relevant to preparing for a garden party? Think of preparing your garden for a party like preparing a large meal for a dinner party. With all the preparation, a lot of waste is produced and if left to the end, your garden or kitchen can look a mess.
Fortunately, it has never been easier to keep on top of your garden management and save countless hours tidying up. First of all, utilise all the free space and services you have. Your garden waste bin is one of the most useful tools in your garden management, this simple and free tool allows you to effectively remove and store garden waste. Secondly, use a professional external garden clearance services. Companies that provide these specialist services can quickly and efficiently remove garden waste from your house that you may not be able to do or have the time to.
Regular tidying and organising will allow your garden to be ready all summer long for those unexpected occasions and relieve the stress of last-minute work. This will ensure your garden is always ready for the occasions you may celebrate throughout the summer.
Make the most out of your garden furniture
Garden furniture is vital for a successful garden party. Through clever and different furniture arrangements, you can provide and create several different areas and vibes for people to relax, chat, or party in a confined space of your garden. This allows you to bring out your creative style and design your party around a certain theme or vibe you want your party to have.
Hosting something intimate for a close group of friends will have a different and more simplistic use of furniture to a party with 30 or 40 people. The correct and well thought furniture layout can add the missing element to your party and bring everything together.
Now you have sorted everything out, all you need to do now is fire up the BBQ, pour the drinks and enjoy the weather and quality time with friends and family. Fingers crossed the weather holds out.