Three Tips for the Perfect Summer Backyard Party


Can you believe summer is already here? It seems like only yesterday that we were shoveling our cars out of snow-covered driveways. If you’re a homeowner, you know one of the best parts of summer is a backyard BBQ party.  But putting on a good outdoor party takes a lot of work. If you want to make sure your backyard is ready and your guests have a good time, here are three things to keep in mind:

Where Are You Going to Have It? We all know that location matters, so what makes for a great spot for your outdoor party?  One idea is to have it on your deck. A deck provides a great spot for people to congregate and provides a long-term outdoor entertainment solution. Don’t have a deck? TAMKO Building Products offers a unique wood-plastic composite option called Evergrain Envision. The Envision series offers homeowners a low-maintenance solution that mimics the look of high-grade wood, but with much less upkeep. Envision decks come in many different colors and patterns that make them truly stand out.

When Are You Going to Have It? You can’t control the weather, right? While that’s certainly true, you can help yourself out by reviewing the extended forecast to see if there are probable storms that may come to your region. Although you can’t avoid the passing random thunderstorm that can sometimes happen during the summer, if it looks like it’s going to rain hard the weekend of your party, you may want to reschedule. At the very least, have a backup plan ready to go.

Brighten Up the Backyard with Colors: Treat your exterior as you would your interior when it comes to decorating. Bring the colors of summer to your deck or patio through your patio furniture. Try a yellow or orange pattern for your patio furniture cushions or umbrella. Additionally, be sure to decorate your outdoor space with flowers, plants, and other vegetation that are present in summer.

Summer is here. Are you ready for it? If you’re thinking about getting a new deck for your outdoor space to host the best BBQ party in the neighborhood, choose TAMKO.