Make Use Of Your Garden As A Social Gathering Spot

Written By Arman Zulhajar on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 1:27 AM

By Keith Barry

A lot of people really like their gardens and you can find many ways to enjoy it all year round. If you like to work on your backyard garden, you realize that there are so many tasks that can keep you busy. The work pays off whenever summer comes around and you have your friends and family visit your garden for a nice get-together. If you are thinking about using your garden as a location to have people hang out like for a dinner party, then there are some design options that you can consider.

The first thing you should have is a patio if you don't already have one, and have it situated where there is a maximum amount of shade in the summer months. You can also purchase a patio table with a parasol plus some chairs for some extra shade. You may also want to have tableware and cookware created for the outdoors for your guests to use. To help make your garden and patio look nice, you can include potted plants and flowers and include herbs to make it smell nice as well.

If you are going to prepare food outside, you'll want a separate area in the garden for your barbecue or outside grill which will need to be located far enough away from where people are sitting. There is nothing like the aroma of a great barbeque and fortunately there are lots of grills to suit anyone's budget. It could be that you're sometimes entertaining well into the evening, so you may wish to consider outdoor lights and citrus candles can help to keep insects at bay. In the event the temperature starts to drop, patio heating elements can keep you warm so that you can remain outside for longer.

When your friends and family have kids of their own, you might need to keep them entertained as well. This tends to easily be solved with outside games and paddling pools and many of these help keep adults entertained as well. In case youngsters need somewhere to sit down if they are wet from any water games, you can spread waterproof rugs on the grass for them to dry off and enjoy themselves together. You may be stuck in an unexpected down pour when you have guests over. In the event that unanticipated changes in the weather are common in your area, having a gazebo or installing an awning is probably a good idea.

Having family and friends over is an excellent way to enjoy your garden. If you design your garden along with entertaining party guests as the primary goal, people will always look forward to visiting your home.

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