7 Easy Ways to Prep Your Backyard for Your July Long Weekend Get-Together

June 15, 2018

With the July long weekend looming around the corner, time is running out to do a lengthy backyard renovation for that barbeque you’ve been meticulously planning. Luckily enough, we’ve compiled a quick and easy list of small additions you can finish in no time. Your friends will marvel at your backyard oasis, and you’ll marvel at the amount of time it took to complete.

 

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

GARDEN/PATIO LIGHTS

 

Installing garden/patio lights in your backyard is another excellent way to take your backyard to the next level. Lights allow the fun to continue, even after the sun has long set. LED and solar lights are two great options that I would recommend to keep the party going long into the night, while simultaneously illuminating your garden and backyard in a visually appealing way. You can even reuse old Christmas lights and string them along the patio to create a cool effect. Pick them up at your local hardware store to get the fun started!

HOW TO SPRUCE UP A FENCE FOR CHEAP

GATE INSERTS

 

Installing a gate insert is a truly simple and time-efficient way to add elegance and beauty to your backyard. We offer many styles of fence and gate inserts, so there is something for everyone. With a concise and easy-to-understand how-to video on our YouTube page, the installation process is easy. All you have to worry about is choosing the design you like best and dealing with the endless compliments from your friends.

BUGS BE GONE

BUG-REPELLING PLANTS

 

The last thing you want to happen at your long weekend get-together is your guests being swarmed by pesky insects. It can turn a great barbeque into a nightmarish ordeal far too quickly. This is a great natural option eliminating the need to slather you and your guests in sticky bug spray. When it comes to the plants you can use to repel these nasty guys, there’s no shortage of great options. The nice thing about it is, you add pops of colour to your backyard while repelling the bugs at the same time! A common choice is citronella, but you can also go with lavender, mint, basil and many others!

Click this link to see a list of other bug-repelling plant options.

REPAINTED TO RENEWED

REPAINT OLD PATIO FURNITURE

 

Sick and tired of your old, boring patio furniture? Give it a complete and total overhaul by painting it a refreshing new colour. You can choose to play it safe by painting a fresh coat of classic black or grey, or you can take complete creative liberty with it and paint it a vibrant new colour or pattern. It’s completely customizable and up to you. Have fun with this one! Just make sure you choose a paint that is made for the material you're painting so that your project will last.

 

CAP IT OFF

POST CAPS

 

Much like a gate insert, we’ve created post caps that also have a simple and easy installation process. Our Eazy-Cap post caps are a quick and simple way to add a streamlined and elegant finished feeling to your backyard retreat. Just place on top of the post, and use a rubber mallet to tap them into place. No screws or other tools required. 

PATRIOTIC PLANTERS

FLOWERS THAT CORRESPOND WITH THE NATIONAL FLAGS

 

Show your friends your unrivaled patriotism with an assortment of flowers that match the colours of the Canadian or American flag. You just need a planter and some flowers that match the colour scheme. They’re quick, easy and will make for a unique, unexpected, and eco-friendly addition to your holiday get-together. Not sure what you’d do with them after the party? If you don’t want to keep them together, distribute and replant them throughout your garden. From roses, morning glories and white tulips, you’ll easily be able to find beautiful flowers that suit your personal taste while also representing your country’s colours.

A CRAFTY WAY TO LIVEN UP YOUR BACKYARD

RE-PURPOSED WOODEN SIGN

 

Want to add a unique, cottage-like feel to your little backyard serenity? Try a re-purposed wooden sign. Take a board of re-purposed wood and a can of paint and go to work! This one is fun for everybody, even the kids can scrawl on a fun message of their own! It’s crazy affordable, time-efficient and fun at the same time! It’s an awesome way to label a garden, a pool area, or the sand box where the kids play after a day at school!