Have More Fourth of July Fun in Your Own Backyard!

backyard party tipsFourth of July weekend is a great American holiday- in fact, it’s the most American holiday of them all! It also represents the essence of summer, with backyard barbecues, barefoot kids, and sparkler-filled nights.

Whether you’re celebrating at home with just family or hosting the whole neighborhood, it’s important to have your outdoor living spaces looking their best for your Fourth of July party. Your don’t need fancy landscaping, but you do want your front yard and back yard tidy, safe, and pleasant for guests.

That’s where Mr. Tree and Lawn Service comes in. Our Gainesville lawncare and tree service company can handle your regular lawn maintenance to keep your outdoor spaces in tip-top shape with lawn mowing, edging, weed control, tree pruning and bush trimming, mulch installation, and lawn blowing/debris removal. We also provide tree services in Gainesville, from regular maintenance like pruning to full tree removal and stump removal.

Once your yard is good to go, these outdoor entertaining tips can help make your party a success:

  • Cut down on bugs by creating a perimeter of tiki torches with citronella oil, or use citronella-containing candles in lanterns. Just be careful not to put them too close to anything flammable. Make sure there are no sources of standing water in your yard (or your gutters) which could attract mosquitoes.
  • Use tablecloth weights to keep your outdoor spread from blowing all over the yard, and pick up some pop-up food covers to keep uninvited guests out of the food.
  • Make it fun for kids with lawn games! Think horseshoes, cornhole, or bocce ball. You could also provide hula hoops or bubbles for inexpensive fun. Want to be a real hit with kids? Try a slip-n-slide!

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