A lovely guest post today just in time for the long bank holiday weekend about how to get your garden summer and bbq ready! Personally I love the idea of a pizza over and a hammock! I might just never leave!
There’s nothing more British than a good old fashioned BBQ. It’s an unwritten national law that as soon as the temperature hots up then anyone with a decent sized garden is obliged to offer to whack a shrimp on the Barbie for their friends and family.
If you’re planning to host a few get together this summer, here are a few tips, from installing Grundfos submersible pumps to creating picture worthy pizza ovens that will ensure your garden is a knockout. We can’t guarantee it won’t rain though.
1. Create a #PinterestGoals worthy eating space
This year why not take a little time to actually create an eating space a bit more than that battered garden furniture that’s seen better days. It’s doesn’t need to cost a fortune if you take advantage of all the advice and tips available online when it comes to upcycling. Why not remove the middle plank of a picnic table, insert with a trough, and fill with ice for chilled bottles at your next function? Or maybe upcycle some old deck chairs to recline in and sunbathe? Create a little mini bar station for summer drinks perhaps? It may take a little bit of time and effort but just think of the Instagram likes rolling in when you upload that smug picture of you enjoying a sunset cocktail.
2. Get yourself a pizza oven
BBQs are amazing; meat, burgers, sausages – what more could you want? Well actually – pizza! Yes, take your hostessing skills to the next level and build yourself a pizza oven to impress the guests at your next summertime gathering. They’re easy to build, you cook things other than pizza in them and when they’re not being used they make a great wood-fired fireplace. Also, another feature great for potential Instagram posts.
Well, less ‘pump up the volume’ and more ‘ensure you have Grundfos submersible pumps that are durable and highly efficient in place’ but that’s just not as catchy, is it?
While it may not be as Instagram worthy as the other tips, there’s no point spending time on aesthetics if vital dewatering and drainage systems aren’t in place. The installation design provides flexibility to cover all needs from construction sites to the fish ponds found in household gardens.
4. Build yourself a hammock
Who said that hammocks are just for the beach? Lounge around in style at the bottom of your garden – all you need is some drop cloth, grommets and rope and you can construct yourself a lovely backyard lounger to doze off in the sun in.
There’s nothing Pinterest and lifestyle bloggers love more than a good old Mason jar but they’re popular for a reason. Get yourself a few, or similar alternatives, and a bunch of tea lights and you can create some mood lighting as the sun begins to set for just a few pounds.