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Get Your Garden Barbeque Ready in 5 Easy Steps



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When the sun is shining, it’s hard not to resist al-fresco dining. A barbeque is a wonderful way to spend time with friends and family during the summer months. You may think that you are king of the grill but your garden may not be up to hosting guests. Transforming a tired outdoor area into a welcoming zone for guests doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. It won’t take all summer to do either! Use the following five easy steps as a guide to prep your outdoor space ahead of BBQ season.


#1 Tidy up your Garden
You don’t need to be a bonafide green fingered gardener to be proud of your garden. Mowing the grass and tidying up clutter are easy ways to get your outdoor area looking spick and span. Adding some hanging baskets or pot plants can spruce up your space without any hard work. A few improvements can make all the difference.


#2 Provide Comfortable Seating
Your barbeque isn’t a game of musical chairs. Make sure you can provide a seat for each of your guests. Cushions and camping blankets will make wooden furniture cosier. Borrowing furniture for the evening is ideal for those on a budget.  You could even dig out camping furniture to use as additional seating that is easily folded away after use.
Treating your garden to new furniture ensures that you can comfortably entertain friends and family all summer long. Before buying any new furniture consider the materials. Can I keep up with maintaining wood or rattan furniture? Will contemporary metal styles suit my garden? A good quality outdoor set can last you for many years (and barbeques) to come.


#3 Outdoor Lighting
When you’re not ready to call it a night, outdoor lighting can help you carry on your evening. The right lighting can create a chilled out atmosphere for relaxing after dark. There are plenty of different styles available to suit any garden. Many designs are subtle and easy to switch on when you need them. Outdoor and led lights from Carlton lighting are a great example of how LED lights can bring something new to your garden. An outdoor illumination can also double up as a safety light during the winter months.


#4 Clean your BBQ
Greasy grills will never keep the guests happy so make sure you give your BBQ a spring clean before serving up. A clean grill is not only hygienic; it will make cooking the meat easier too. Check the gas bottle on gas powered grills and be prepared to buy a new one for the summer. There’s no party without a fired up grill! While we are talking about barbecues, ensure you clean all your tools and replace what is missing from a basic checklist.


#5 Keep pests at bay
Everyone loves to make the most of the warm weather. The one downside to hosting an outside event is dealing with the pests. Bugs and insects can put a real downer on your evening. It’s the guests that should be eating, not being eaten by mosquitos! Don’t worry too much as there are lots of simple tips and tricks for keeping bugs at bay.

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