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Get Your Backyard Ready For Summer

Excited to spend more time in the fresh air? Here's how to get your backyard ready for a season of outdoor entertaining.

Backyard ready for entertaining
Lawn tractor cutting grass

1. Give Your Lawn Some Love

Your lawn is one of the first things people see when they arrive at your house. Make sure it's in top shape by patching bare spots, fixing problem areas, fertilizing and watering. Here are some helpful guidelines for getting lush, green grass:


LAWN MOWERS
HOSES, SPRINKLERS & NOZZLES
GRASS & PLANT CARE

Cleaning a deck

2. Treat Your Deck

Give your deck a quick check before hosting guests. Scan for discolouration, decayed wood, and loose boards and railings, then clean and stain it for a speedy refresh. 


DECK INSTALLATION
DECK & FENCE CLEANERS
EXTERIOR STAINS & FINISHES

Solar outdoor lights

3. Illuminate Your Landscape

Outdoor lights are a perfect way to set the mood for entertaining. Install them along dark walkways to add brightness and increase safety. Choose solar models for easy setup.


OUTDOOR LIGHTING


Gas barbecue

4. Prep Your BBQ

Grill been in hibernation mode? Wipe it down, check the fuel levels and give it a test run. Add BBQ storage for your grilling tools and a small table for prep work (it'll save you making multiple trips to the kitchen).


BBQS
BBQ COOKING ACCESSORIES
BBQ REPLACEMENT PARTS

Cleaning patio furniture

5. Assess Outdoor Furniture

Make sure your patio furniture is presentable after a long winter by checking frames, straps, cushions and fasteners. Planning on entertaining a crowd? Look at adding a new dining set or extra chairs to accommodate larger groups.


PATIO FURNITURE

Colourful container garden

6. Add Colour With Containers

Container gardens are a quick, convenient way to add vibrancy to your outdoor space. And no matter what size your space (or what level your planting skills), they're easy to plant and maintain. Read on for more tips and ideas:


PLANTERS
GARDEN SOIL

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