The Fourth is right around the corner.  It’s a great time to get your yard ready, whether you’re having a backyard barbecue or just want to be ready to great summer.  Here are some ideas for getting your yard ready for the festivities.

  • Remove any damaged or dead leaves from backyard plants.  A lot of outdoor plants suffered from the recent hailstorm – so be sure to do as much as you can to reverse this damage. Summer's Eve BBQ
  • Clean your gutters – both outside and in.  Dirty gutters can make your home look shabby – and be a poor conductor of water during any surprise storms.
  • Get your roof, siding, decks, and walkways cleaned off.
  • Mow that grass. It’s been growing in spite of the hail, so make sure it’s trimmed down and managed.
  • Plant fresh flowers, display cuttings, and hang pots of patriotically colored flowers.
  • Set up outdoor lighting.  You can hang individual lights from trees in your backyard, hang string lights, add candles, or line a walkway with solar powered lights.  Also, be sure any steps are sufficiently lit.
  • Have a designated prep area.  This may be indoors or outdoors, but it’s good to have a staging area that you can prepare dinner, snacks, or anything else without getting constantly interrupted.
  • Add some shade.  If you don’t have any shade in your yard, try getting some stand-alone umbrellas or an awning so your guests don’t roast along with the meat and veggies.
  • Clean out your grill and get it fired up.  Make sure everything works properly before the party starts.

Have a fantastic summer!

Tom Leach Roofing