Christmas is quickly approaching, which means family gatherings, backyard parties and plenty of sessions around the BBQ with friends and family.
With that said, now’s the time to get your backyard ready for the holidays. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your backyard and make the most of the sunny weather and festive gatherings.
Light it up!
Adding lights to your backyard this Christmas is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and make your home more festive. There are a variety of different ways to add lights to your yard, so you can find one that fits your style and budget.
Some popular options include stringing lights across trees or bushes, putting up a lighted tree or archway, or adding illuminated displays. Head to the local Bunnings and check out the displays or jump on Amazon’s Christmas lights section for some armchair solutions delivered to your door.
No matter which option you choose, adding lights to your backyard will create a warm and inviting atmosphere for both you and your guests.
Block the wind by installing protection from the elements
There is nothing better than enjoying the holidays outside with your guests, but it can quickly become unpleasant when the weather changes. Fortunately, you can protect your guests and outdoor furniture from the rain, wind, and harsh Australian sun without having to move the party back indoors.
If you need overhead shade, why not look at the range of Folding Arm Awnings available. With remote operated motorised options, you can go from full sun to made in the shade with the click of a button.
Don’t get bugged this Christmas
Disclaimer: We’re talking about the small flying or creepy crawly types, not your in-laws.
In addition to the weather, don’t let mosquitoes and other pests spoil your holiday fun. You can prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your garden by cleaning out areas with standing water, such as rainwater buckets, and blocked gutters. To prevent them from bothering you further, stock up on items like citronella soy wax candles that naturally deter mosquitoes and outdoor blinds that quickly block out the pests when they get bad.
If you’re in an area prone to mosquitos, why not go for a full enclosure area in your backyard? With full seal Ziptrak® Outdoor Blinds and custom fit panels you can get a full seal solution whilst keeping airflow and the beautiful view
Give it a spring clean
To get your backyard ready for the holidays, start with a deep Spring clean. After Winter, it’s likely in need of some TLC. For example, you can start by cutting the grass, removing the weeds, and picking up dead leaves.
A high-pressure washer is a great tool to save you time and trouble bringing the yard up to spec. If you’ve done the paths with the washer don’t forget to seal them with cement/paving sealant. It’s an easy brush on solution that seals up all the pores and makes it much easier to clean the next time round. You’ll find this will also inhibit mould and moss growth so your paths will stay cleaner for longer.
Finally, put away outdoor toys and gardening tools, so it’s clean, safe, and ready to host. These steps will instantly lift the appearance of your backyard.
town backyard red
Bring your backyard to life with colour this Christmas, use cushions, rugs, plants, flowers and more to create a colourful display that will brighten up your yard and put you in the holiday spirit. A quick trip to Bunnings will usually yield a collection of low-cost items that will take the backyard from dusty and dull to ready for entertaining quickly and easily.
By using cheerful colours and festive decorations, you can make your backyard look merry and bright without spending all your Christmas cash.
Prepare the barbecue
It’s an Australian Christmas, we’re going to fire up the BBQ! Ensure that your barbecue is in tip top-shape by giving it a thorough clean. We recommend using hot water and dishwashing liquid to remove the grease, dirt, and food residue from the plates and if necessary, heat the barbecue to burn off stubborn grease. Also use some water and soap to wash the exterior of your BBQ.
Check that your gas bottle and the burners are in good working order and that you’ve got enough gas for the day. Having a second gas bottle on hand is the best way to ensure you’re never stuck trying to do a servo run halfway through cooking lunch.
You can also look at installing an external gas point so you never have to refill a gas bottle again. Just make sure to use a reputable gas fitter and book in early as the plumbing and gas companies will book out over the holidays.
Decorate to your hearts desire
Nothing says Christmas quite like shiny decorations and bright lights. So why not add fairy lights to your backyard. They are cost-effective and versatile, allowing you to wind them around a tree, light up a fence or decorate part of the roof. These lights are available in many colour and size varieties. Be sure to choose fairy lights that are designed for outdoor use.
Another fun activity for the whole family is to create a Christmas tree outside – and it doesn’t have to be a pine tree just pick a suitable tree and get to work. Use tinsel, baubles, and a star to decorate it and add some solar lights for the perfect set and forget finish.
Whatever you plan to do outside during the holidays this year, All About Shade Blinds will have you covered. We supply a large variety of custom-made outdoor shade products like Folding Arm Awnings, External Shutters, and Outdoor Blinds in Perth. The team here at All About Shade Blinds takes pride in installing high-quality products and delivering superb customer service.
To arrange a free quote, fill out the “Free Measure & Quote” form, and one of our friendly team members will get in touch.