The fun of having a barbeque is a big part of summer, Children playing outdoors, drinks being poured, family chatting and laughing, maybe even a frisbee flying around. But the centre point is the food, whether is the classic burger or something more adventurous. Either way you will need to stock up on the barbeque fuel. Whether it is briquettes or instant lighting charcoal, BBQ fuel is what keep that barbeque running. So,a don’t get caught out and make sure you keep a stock, as you never know when the sun is going to shine.
With the food sorted out, your guests will need somewhere to sit. Whether you are looking for a small bistro set or large 8-seater rattan furniture, there are a wide variety of garden furniture sets to choose from. Wooden outdoor furniture can stay out all the time, but some metal garden furniture like sun loungers can be stowed away at the end of the day. Keep the family protected from the sun with a strategically placed garden parasol. UV parasols keep harmful rays out, and water repellent materials mean they'll keep you dry even during a quick downpour. Keep them in place with sturdy bases in granite or cast iron. A shed is a great addition to the garden, and a handy place to store furniture and even the BBQ. Our shed buying guide will help you choose your wooden, metal or plastic shed and the size that is right for you and your garden.
But before any serious partying can begin, get the garden tidied up and decluttered. Whether you are cutting back trees with the branch cutter, mowing the lawn or weeding the beds, it will all help make the garden a place everyone will want to spend time in. If you are lucky enough to have garden houses or wooden cabins, give when a dust and sweep for your summer guests. Paint the fence trellis and plans some climbing plants or flowers – scented flowers will fill your garden with sweet perfume. Garden pots can be dotted around the garden for pops of colour, and can easily be moved around when you fancy a change. A hosepipe will make it much easier to keep your new plants watered, and the kids will love doing this garden job for you. With the garden looking great, the garden furniture beckoning, extend the time you can spend in the garden with some solar garden lights. All that is left to do is light up the barbeque and indulge.