With the warmer weather now here, many of us have been thinking about dusting off the BBQ and inviting friends and family over for a bit of al fresco dining. It’s nice to have the garden looking good when having people over, so together with our friends at Westlands horticulture, we’ve pulled together a handy guide with some tips on how to get your garden BBQ-ready!
Here are our 5 simple steps to getting your garden looking wonderful this weekend:
1. Give your lawn a boost!
Mow your lawn on a high setting. Aim to give the grass a light trim to tidy it up and if you’ve got time, cut the edges to make it look really neat. Apply Aftercut 3 Day Green Lawn Feed & Conditioner immediately after for a lush green lawn within just 3 days.
2. Weed out the weeds
Tackle the most visible weeds (those on your paths, patios and driveway) with Resolva Path & Patio Weedkiller. The ‘ready to use’ version requires no mixing and has a non-drip trigger. It’ll get to work within 24 hours, killing weeds right to the root.
3. Add a splash of colour
Buy a pot or container, pour in some Gro-Sure All Purpose Compost and insert some colourful bedding plants. This will take 10 mins max and because the compost has 4 months feed included, it’ll keep your plants looking fresh for longer!
4. Give your garden personality
Check out our fabulous collection of garden ornaments, which includes everything from the practical to the pretty – you’re sure to find something to give your garden a bit of added personality. You could also add some atmosphere with outdoor lighting – take a look at our sophisticated solar lights for an invitingly cosy garden, and our stylish string lights for a party long after the sun has gone down!
5. Take a seat
Why not get a nice new dining set for your next BBQ? Whether you’re after a traditional dining set or something a little more contemporary, you’ll find just the thing in our fantastic garden furniture section.
Now you’ve got your garden in shape, it’s all up to you to impress your guests with your BBQ skills! But fear not, we’re here to help. Check out our top tips for BBQ brilliance blog – with handy hints on how to grill to perfection. Don’t forget to take a look at our great range of BBQs if yours is about ready to be replaced, and we’ve even got a fabulous range of chimineas and firepits… perfect for toasting marshmallows at the end of an evening.