Summer is the time when we all want to enjoy the great weather in the company of our friends, but a great party takes more than a grill, some meat to throw on to make a great barbeque and some refreshing drinks. To make your backyard parties as enjoyable as possible, you also need to prepare your landscape for the party – here is how:
– Take care of your lawn – the lawn will be the first thing that your guests will notice, so it needs to be in tip-top shape to provide an aesthetically pleasing experience and to resist the increased traffic as well, brown spots in grass can be an eyesore. Mow, water and fertilize your lawn regularly for a few weeks before the party season starts to make the grass as strong and as green as can be;
– Prune the trees, the shrubs and the flowers – pruning dead branches and leaves and deadheading flowers will work wonders in your garden;
– Clean the driveways and the paths in the garden – hardscaping is also important if you want to welcome your guests with cleanliness and a neat landscape;
– Install lighting – use LED strings or lanterns to light the sides of your walkways or use solar-operated lights to create a great atmosphere and to make walking around in darkness safer.