How to have the perfect BBQ in your garden

The summer holidays have arrived – the ideal time to make the most of the long summer days and have a BBQ in the garden. Ensure yours is a success with the Somerlap guide to the perfect garden BBQ.

Be prepared for any weather

Plan to beat the weather - check will it rain today to find out if rain is likely to be falling where you are and schedule your BBQ accordingly. If all else fails, have the Somerlap BBQ shelter on standby in case of bad weather.

Make sure there is enough food and somewhere for everyone to sit

There’s nothing worse than running out of food at a BBQ, so buy ample supplies and make sure you’ve got enough for everyone. Likewise, count your chairs and check everyone will have somewhere to sit. If garden chairs are in short supply, why not invest in a Somerlap picnic bench – big enough to seat all the family and visitors.

If you need a comfy place for people to sit after they have had one burger too many, the Somerlap pallet furniture range provides the perfect post-BBQ chill out spot.

Get everything ready the day before

Clean the BBQ, get your meat marinading and tidy up the garden the day before so everything will be ready to go as soon as your guests arrive. If your garden is looking a little bare, spruce it up quickly with a Somerlap garden planter filled with summer blooms.

Keep children safe and entertained

Make sure there are ample toys and activities for the little ones while the adults enjoy the BBQ. Keep them entertained all day with their own wendy house . If your garden is open, you may also want to consider adding a picket fence to stop children (and pets) straying too far.

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