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How to Get your Backyard Ready for Summer Fun Summer is just around the corner, and if you want to be ready to host your friends and family with that perfect barbecue, you should get started soon! There are many ways to get your backyard ready, and when it comes to prioritizing them, your personal situation should to be taken into account.  If you live in a part of the country that faces harsher weather in the winter months, then you might want to first focus on general maintenance of your lawn and backyard space.  However, if you live in a warmer area, then you may want to prioritize by first sprucing up your space with summer necessities, since maintenance will not be as much of a challenge.  Either way, there is a great deal of work to be done as summer quickly approaches. If your yard needs a makeover before summer hits, you will need to begin soon.  Raking up leaves, fallen branches and other debris is crucial to prepare your yard for fun times to be had, but getting rid of that debris is one of the more challenging problems that you will need to address.  If you can afford it, a good mulch making machine will accomplish wonders for you.  By mulching the various items that mothernature has scattered throughout your yard, you can simultaneously clean up your lawn while planting

gorgeous flower beds that will bloom as summer says hello. If your lawn is suffering from the damage of the winter, try a product such as Patch Perfect Grass. While you should ideally seed and sod in the fall to let it settle before winter and be healthy by summer, it is not too late to salvage your lawn.  Fast moving, weather resistant solutions, allow you to quickly repair any flaws in your yard, and make your grass green and inviting for all of your guests. Planting wildflowers that will grow quickly can add some color to your lawn, while plants such as the Hosta are excellent ways to add borders and a bit of structure to your garden.  With these small touches you can make almost any backyard an inviting space for summer barbecues and gatherings.  From here, your next step should be to find the best items to take a presentable yard, and make it outstanding. Adding the right touches to your backyard can make it one-of-a-kind.  Well placed privacy screens are a unique way to make your yard more attractive by hiding unsightly objects from guests view.  Well placed screens can shelter items such as recycling