Stop looking for an occasion to celebrate – you don’t need one! Invite your family and friends around for an evening full of fun in your backyard. But once that’s done, what are you supposed to do next? And how are you supposed to pull off the perfect garden party without breaking the bank?
Don’t worry. There are plenty of things you can do to spruce up your outdoor space while still budgeting appropriately. We’ve written this article with them in mind.
Below, we’ll look at all the simple things you can do to get your backyard ready for a garden party.
Mow the lawn
One of the easiest ways to smarten up your backyard is through a good old-fashioned lawn mow. Try to use something straight as a visual cue to help you keep your lines neat. The walls of your house or fences should do the trick nicely.
Feeling adventurous? You could try mowing patterns into your grass to make it look like a baseball field!
Trim the hedges
If your bushes are going to make the perfect backdrop for your party – not to mention the many pictures bound to be taken – they need to look the part. Trim back the tops and sides into more pleasing shapes and keep your garden shrubbery looking tidy.
Paint the fences
Speaking of fences, a coat of fresh paint can work wonders, freshening up those weather-worn surfaces and giving your woodwork a new lease of life. Just make sure to abide by the cardinal rule of fence painting – only paint when it’s warm and dry outside.
Arrange some flowers
Nothing says summertime like flowers in bloom. Placed around your garden in groups of two or three, bright potted plants will add color to your space and bring your party to life.
Furnish your backyard
Buying new furniture can be expensive and might feel out of reach. This could easily be the costliest part of preparing for your garden party. Luckily, there are a few workarounds you could employ to save a penny or two.
If you have wooden or metal-based indoor furniture, simply bring it outside. Alternatively, try upcycling inexpensive items such as wooden pallets. You can paint them in bright, attractive colors and make brilliant low garden tables.
What are the most important items on your party-ready backyard checklist? Share your to-dos with us in the comments section!