With Memorial Day coming up, it’s time to start planning for your first outdoor BBQ of the season. You have the grocery list made, the invites sent out, and yet what’s most worrisome is your lawn that’s still shaking off the effects of winter.
Here are just a few things you can do to make sure your lawn is properly prepared for your party this Memorial Day!
Polish your shrubbery and walkways
You don’t want your guests to experience any unkempt sights upon their arrival that your lawn may possess. Grab the pruning shears and start shaping those hedges and larger plants around your property. Then take to de-winterizing your sidewalks, drive way and paths that may be utilized during the party. Be sure to rid them of any leftover salt and if spring has sprung, be sure to pull those incessant weeds growing through the cracks.
Give your lawn a fresh mow and pay attention to edges
Just like a new hair cut before an event, your lawn needs a little trim to prepare as well. Nothing welcomes a guest like a fresh-cut lawn. But don’t let this beautiful sight make you distracted because there are many edges that could use a weed eater. Pay close attention to the borders of your flower beds, the bottoms of fences, and any other boundaries on your property.
Make sure your lawn is green and fully hydrated
Now if your lawn is thirsty and showing signs of dry patches, you won’t be able to combat this overnight, so it’s essential that you start now. Make sure that you’re watering your lawn regularly so that it remains happy and healthy. Learn how much water your lawn should be receiving and schedule your sprinkler accordingly.
Light up your lawn for the festivities
For both party and safety reasons, be sure to implement some form of outdoor lighting on your property when planning the festivities. Whether you cater the lighting to the theme of Memorial Day, or simply install lights to brighten up your pathways, outdoor lighting is key to properly preparing your lawn for an event.