Grilling season is one of the best times of the year. Not only do you get to try out new recipes and cook up some amazing food for friends and family, but you also get to enjoy doing so in the great outdoors. However, grilling season is also the time of the year when your backyard sees the most traffic and gets the most use. For this reason, if you hope to get the most out of your backyard this year, you will need to maintain it properly.
Here are a few tips to help you to keep your backyard in pristine shape throughout the grilling season this year.
The most important element to grilling season is, naturally, your grill. If you don’t properly maintain your grill throughout the season, you will not be able to make those fantastic meals that you have been dreaming about all winter. Moreover, when you properly maintain your grill, you can help keep it going for longer.
This all starts with a good, deep clean before you plan to use your grill for the first time this season. It is important to bear in mind that when you are cleaning charcoal grill, it is a different process from cleaning a gas grill. Make sure that you do your research and have everything that you need to get your grill back in fighting for this grilling season.
Your lawn is also going to need some care and maintenance this grilling season. It is very likely going to be experiencing a fair amount of foot traffic, meaning that your grass, if not maintained properly, can start to look a little worse for the wear before too long.
Watering your grass at the right time is going to be the first thing that you will want to do. Since the temperatures will fluctuate throughout the grilling season, keep an eye on the weather to see if you need to give your grass a bit of extra water during the warmer days.
It is also important to remember to feed your lawn in addition to watering it. You should look to fertilize your lawn periodically throughout the season to keep it growing strong. You can take your pick from various organized composts and synthetic fertilizers to help maintain your lawn all season long.
Before the grilling season officially kicks off, you will want to prep your patio for all the traffic it will be experiencing. Power washing any decking or concrete slabs that you have is the best way to start fresh. Then, you can look to maintain your patio throughout the season. Watch out for any grease drips that might come from your grill when you cook as these can seep into the wood and leave unsightly stains. You might consider re-staining any decking that you have to keep it protected from such things throughout the season.