Do you love parties as much as you like staying at home? Doesn’t feel great to enjoy two things you both love at the same time? Just the sight of your family and friends having fun in your beautiful garden, talking animatedly and enjoying food, drinks, and each other’s company will give you a sense of joy and pride. But how can you host an outdoor even if your garden is not ready for a party?
These are simple yet effective ways anyone can do in maintaining a party-ready garden.
Keep It Clean
A garden that is tidy is always a great view and can be an excellent venue for hosting outdoor parties. You’ll make a good impression clean yard, and it’s best to have a daily cleaning schedule where you can do simple tasks each day so as not to overwhelm yourself. Make sure to rake dried leaves if there’s any. Pull out weeds and cut up your grass using a lawnmower. Proper lawn care will ensure your outdoor space is ready for social gatherings at any given time.
Do Your Gardening
Did you know that a farmer can outlive a landlord, mainly because he gets to do more physical exercises by working his way around plants? Gardening is not only a task to keep your yard looking but is also a great form of exercise. If you want to live longer, which everyone does want, gardening is an excellent way to keep your heart healthy. By mowing, raking, planting and digging, you can already burn up to 300 calories if done within 45 minutes.
Place Furniture in Your Outdoor Space
Have your chairs ready so your guests will have something to sit on and a table or two to place food and drinks. There are lots of furniture you can use outdoors that can easily be folded up for quick storage. You can use your style when choosing furniture. Nowadays, outdoor furniture are every bit beautiful, more durable, and comfortable and are water-resistant, so you have many options to choose from in various sizes and shapes.
It’s always nice to have outdoor blankets ready that you can just spread out and use to sit or lie down in your garden. These can also be handed out to guests to keep them warm and cozy on cold and chilly nights. Different sizes and coloured pillows will add a homey feel to your garden and can also function as extra seating.
Keep It Weather-Friendly
A party-ready garden should always be ready no matter the weather is. Shade trees, large sun smart umbrellas, and awnings are a great way to give your guests some shade and protection from the heat of the sun. Misting fans and misting systems are also an excellent tool for making sure your guests are kept cool even during hot days. It’s also a good idea to have overhangs, tents or large tarps and twines just in case it rains while the party is still on. Properly weight down decorations, umbrellas, and other items if it gets too windy outside to avoid stuff from being blown around.
Build and have A Fire Pit Ready
If you ever plan on a garden party during cold nights, a fire pit will give you and your guests a warm welcome. Sitting around the fire pit with friends and family, hearing the crackling sound while you make conversations helps set the mood and gives off a cozy vibe. You can have one installed or make one yourself as you can use different materials to build one.
Setup A Cooking Center with a Chiminea or Barbecue Grills
There’s nothing more enjoyable than being warmed up and cozy while the smell of good food is in the air. Food always brings people together, and what better way to make your garden party-ready than having a chiminea or barbecue grills ready even for unplanned parties?
Use Outdoor Lighting
No need to pay for electricity if you use Solar lighting in your garden. These have solar collectors that absorbs energy from the sun and stores them into an internal battery. You can just turn them on when it’s starting the get dark, some as auto-timers while some automatically kick in to give off that ambient light when it starts to get dark. Beautiful lighting fixtures are an excellent investment for both indoor and outdoor spaces, and Lamptwist has lots of available. Light up your garden to keep it party-ready for late afternoon and night gatherings. Think of your garden lighting as an investment. A garden that has great lighting fixtures will not only look beautiful but can also add an overall aesthetic to your home, which in turn can help increase or retain its value if ever you wish to sell it in the future. It also wards off burglars, and unwanted guests as a well-lit garden is a sign of a secure home.
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LED’s use far less energy which means you save more money than using traditional fluorescent and incandescent lights. It’s best to use different LED lights since they tend to be smaller in sizes. Pairing LED’s lights with Solar lighting is a great idea to save energy and reduce your electric bill.
Be sure to lit up dark walkways especially those with stairs and slippery steps to avoid any untoward accidents. If you have trees with lovely branches, fairy lamps are a great way to emphasize its beauty and can make your garden party-ready when mixed with lanterns and candles. Gorgeous plants with spotlight lighting highlight their beauty and will give your guest something to focus on and adore. By providing your outdoor space with a radiant glow, it gives off a magical vibe your guests will surely love.
Keeping your garden party-ready should not be as stressful as many may think. With proper maintenance and preparation, you can host an outdoor party in a jiffy. Also, that is left to do is to enjoy the company of your guests while serving up yummy food and drinks.