Stock up on barbecue fuel, bulk-buy the bangers and shred some coleslaw. You're ready to get grilling. There are two main types of fuel for barbecue cooking. You'll need propane canisters for gas barbecues, and they'll also come in handy for outdoor heaters. The smoky flavour you get from traditional barbecues and the natural flame of fire pits comes from coals.
Think safety first when storing your barbecue fuel. Solid fuel has to stay dry while gas bottles need a cool spot. Keep children and animals away from both. Secure garden sheds are the perfect solution. They're also useful for storing your garden furniture when the weather isn't playing by the rules.
It's amazing how much equipment even a small outside space requires, so install some garden storage with clever racking for all your implements. It cuts down on clutter indoors as well as keeping everything safe and in good nick.