How to Get your Garden Ready for Summer Parties


If you are planning to host a few parties this summer, you may want to make sure your garden is ready. During the summer months, parties often spill out into the garden.

This is because the weather is usually good in the evenings making your garden the ideal place to be. So whether you’re about to visit for a few decking ideas or you are still looking for inspiration we can help.

Ensure your Lawn Looks Good

If you are serious about getting your garden ready for summer parties you need to make sure your lawn looks good. Your lawn is one of the first things people will see if you invite them to the party outside. This means you want your lawn to be in good condition, so it’s time to tend to it.


Plant grass seed in any of those areas that are a little patchy and you’ll have grass growing there very soon. Make sure you get plenty of grass seed on any bare patches so that when your guests arrive, you have one less thing to worry about.

If your grass is a little too long give it a good cut. In the height of summer, you may want to cut your lawn a day or so before your party as it will start to grow back very quickly. Chances are the lawn will be a good length by the time you host your party.

If you have the time and inclination you may also want to think about edging your lawn. Using an edging tool or a spade trim your lawn where it meets a path. Do this about one week before your party so that the edges look tidy.

Clean your Driveway

If you are lucky enough to have a driveway you may want to think about giving it a clean. Using an electric pressure washer, spray away all that dirt and moss. Give your driveway a thorough wash a few days before your party and another little wash the morning of your party. Cleaning your driveway this way will ensure you get all of those bits of dirt and you have time to fix any issues you come across.


You may also want to think about hanging a few solar powered fairy lights in your driveway just to make it stand out a little. Fairy lights that lead up to your front door always look good and very inviting.

Tidy up your Front Garden

One of the first things your guests will see is your front garden. This is why it is important to make sure it looks good. It doesn’t matter how small your front garden is, it needs to be tidy. Put those recycling bins to one side, sweep the pathway and get rid of any leaves. Don’t forget to do a bit of weeding, there’s likely to be a few weeds growing here and there.

You may also want to think about painting your gate if you have one. Adding a fresh layer of paint can make an old gate look newer and cleaner.


Build Some Decking

If you want to make your garden look impressive you need to build some decking. Installing composite decking is ideal if you don’t want people to spend too much time standing on your lawn.

Decking is also ideal if you would like somewhere to serve the food and drinks. Decks are also perfect if you want people to stay outside and sit in the sun. A deck can add a lot to your garden and you may find it’s a great addition to your garden even when the guests are long gone.


Paint your Fence

If you would like your garden to look so much nicer and cleaner, you may want to think about painting your fence. Fences are exposed to whatever nature throws at them and this means they can start to look a little worse for wear. Here is where a fresh coat or two of paint can help. Why not choose a different color for your fence this time? Instead of red paint, you could opt for a green or brown shade? Not only will your fence look so much better but people will see that you’ve put a great deal of effort into making your garden look good.


Trim Your Shrubs

Lastly, you may want to think about trimming your shrubs, getting rid of weeds and removing any dead leaves and branches from your garden. A quick trim can make a world of difference to your shrubs and picking up dead leaves and branches can make your garden look so much tidier.

Use the above tips to help you get your garden ready for all those summer parties you’re going to host. With a little bit of work, your garden could be ready in no time.