When it comes to hanging out in the yard with friends and family, or just you, the fire pit and an iced tea, there are two ways to go about it.
First, there's entertaining (aka fuss and fret). And second, there's hospitality (aka simple and easy).
If you prefer the latter, follow our expert advice for livening up your backyard quick and easy-and just in time for an impromptu barbecue.
Instead of pulling only part of the weed, kill it to the root with a product like Ortho® Weed-B-Gon Max Weed Killer for Lawns.
Boost your lawn's nutrients the easy way with Scotts® Snap™ Lawn Care System. Kid -and pet-friendly, too.
Besides beautifying the landscape, mulch helps keep moisture in for flowers, trees and shrubs. Try Scotts® Nature Scapes® Advanced Color Enhanced Mulch.
Set out potted plants or even fresh-picked flowers on outdoor tables. Better yet, plant a container garden and enjoy blooms all season long.
Create clusters of seating with cushioned lawn chairs, camp seats draped in throws, pillow-covered bench seats and durable poofs from the family room.
Bring the indoors out by adding music via your favorite playlist, hanging a few twinkling white lights, and burning candles or outdoor lanterns. Simple. Easy. Pretty. Done.
Start the fire pit or create a makeshift one with a hole in the ground, an old wheel rim or paver bricks. For the active types, have plenty of outdoor games like badminton, croquet, bocce ball, cornhole or even a ball and glove.