Summer is upon us. The days are longer, the nights are shorter and we’re basking in the sun’s rays and warmer weather. What’s more? The kids are off school! Keeping them occupied twenty-four seven is your latest challenge, but not to worry. We have your back. You can ensure that your little ones have a brilliant summer holiday without having to stray too far from home or break the bank. In fact, you can show them a great time in your very own backyard. Read on for a few summertime tips and tricks to make the most of your backyard this summer.
Kids love pools. Swimming, splashing about, getting the floats out. But shipping them to and from the local swimming baths can be exhausting and expensive. Why not make the investment of a pool for your backyard. Your ideal purchase will vary depending on the age of your children. For toddlers, a shallow paddling pool will suffice. They will just want to sit down and splash about for a while to cool off. For older children and teens? Try out a larger pool. They can have all of the fun of the baths without having to venture out of their own home. Perfect! Remember to ensure that the water is clean by using the recommended cleaning products and it is absolutely essential that children are supervised at all times when using the pool or being allowed near the pool.
Nothing beats kicking back and relaxing after a long day of supervising the little ones. But who’s to say that you have to retire indoors for this. Stuffy weather doesn’t make for the best conditions to sit inside watching tv. The evening is your time to reclaim your garden. The days are long but the light does begin to dim in the evening. Not to worry. Invest in Photocell products. These can be programmed to turn on as soon as sunlight fades and turn off as soon as the sun rises again. Your garden will be nicely lit straight through the night. This means you can sit with a glass of wine without having to worry about going about turning lights on and off. What’s more? This is a great security feature, warding off potential thieves and keeping you and your family safe and sound throughout the night.
Whether you want to feed the kids during the day or entertain guests in the evenings or on the weekend, a BBQ is a great investment. We’re not talking about the little disposable ones either. If you want evenly cooked food without burnt bits, you should look at gas barbecues. These can be stored away in the winter, but they will most likely be used most days during the hot summer months. Buns, burgers, and sausages are a cheap and cheerful way to feed hungry mouths without being tied to the stove in the kitchen at all hours. Make sure to clean thoroughly after use and to cook vegetarian products, fish, and meats on designated sides to avoid cross contamination.
How are you making the most of your backyard this summer? I'd love to hear how you enjoy your outdoor spaces!