Try out these suggestions to prep your home for a barbecue.
Warmer temperatures are here to stay and this means that barbecue season is officially here! If you are planning on hosting your first barbecue of the year, there’s a lot to get done. Not sure where you should start? Here are some suggestions to help you prep your home.
Tidy Up Your Yard
One of the first things you should do to get ready is clean up your yard. This means raking up leaves, planting fresh flowers, and dealing with any uneven patches of lawn. Additionally, if your yard has tripping hazards like sections of uneven ground or holes in the lawn, make sure you address these issues to reduce your liability risks.
Nothing ruins an outdoor party faster than pesky, uninvited guests. Unfortunately, the smell of food can attract mosquitos, flies, and even bees to your barbecue. To keep bugs at bay, burn citronella candles, run outdoor fans, and liberally spray bug spray. If you live in an area that’s particularly popular with bugs, you might want to consider having mosquito nets to keep pests out.
Prepare Your Grill
Finally, you should make sure your grill is ready to get cooking. Start by thoroughly cleaning it, paying particular attention to the grill rack. If you are using a gas-powered grill, make sure your propane tank is full. If you are using a charcoal grill, make sure you have a fresh bag of charcoal bricks ready to go. Finally, fire up your grill a little bit before your guests are scheduled to arrive. This way you can throw the food on right away and get the party going.
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