It’s less than a week before the 4th of July and you’re running around trying to make sure your outdoor party is going to be a good one this year. You’ve nailed down the guest list and the menu and even cleaned the house — but don’t forget that your backyard is where everyone will be spending their time this weekend.

It’s hard to find the time to clean up the entire yard to make it presentable, so we’ve selected only a few essential areas you’ll need to tidy up before your guests arrive.

  • Deck and/or patio maintenance. The deck or patio is going to see a lot of foot traffic and activity this 4th of July, so you’ll want to make sure it’s presentable. Be sure to spray it down with water to remove twigs, leaves and dirt. For those who have a wood deck, it’s important to reseal it to both protect the wood and make it look new again. Thinking about putting in a patio or a fire pit? Premier Landscape can give you a quick estimate.
  • Landscaping maintenance. It’s amazing how much you can transform the look of a backyard with simple landscaping chores like mowing, weeding, mulching and trimming. Why spend the money on new flowers and shrubs when all your yard might need is some trimming and weeding? Unfortunately this work can be time consuming, so it’s wise to consider the help of a professional landscaper to get the job done for you.
  • Prepare the outdoor faucet. If you plan on having younger children or pets around for your July 4th party, then you’ll definitely want to take advantage of your outdoor faucet. Keeping guests cool will be essential this weekend, as temperatures are expected to be in the mid-80’s. Check to make sure the water is running clear and there are no leaks in the hose.
  • Set up outdoor lighting. It’s safe to assume that your guests will be sticking around for a fireworks show, which means your yard will be dark. If there are any obstacles that people may trip over, then it’s a good idea to get some outdoor lighting. Twinkle lights, candles, tiki torches and battery-operated lanterns are a great option. However, if you like the idea of having backyard lighting as a permanent addition to your yard, then Premier Landscape can get the job done for you in no time.

Even if you aren’t hosting a backyard party this weekend, there are still many ways to improve the look and value of your home via landscaping and hardscaping. Contact Premier Landscape today for a free estimate on your dream project today.