You may be ready to fire up the grill to have a great cook out, but is your yard ready for such a moment?

Who doesn’t love to have a cookout when the weather finally gets warm enough? Food may actually taste better when you are sitting outside, with good friends, and the sun keeping you warm. But if your yard doesn’t look the part, it’ll feel like you are eating the meaty remains of some feral animal in some post-apocalyptic scenario. Here are a few tips on how you can get your yard ready for barbecue season.

  1. Take Care of Your Lawn

Before you invite your friends and light the first fire of the grill, take care of your lawn. Mow your lawn, rake, or even re-sod any patches of lawn that have yellowed or completely dried away.

  1. Trim the Shrubs

Your lawn may be properly kept, but what about your bushes and shrubs? Set the scene for the perfect barbecue with properly maintained shrubbery. If you regularly trim your bushes, this will only take a few minutes. If it’s been a while since your shrubbery has seen anything resembling a pair of sheers, you will likely have to break a sweat.

  1. Stage the Seating Area

While people may be up and about during your cookout, you want to make sure that your yard has the proper seating areas. Be sure to give your seats a proper wipe-down and arrange them not too close to the fire.

  1. Prepare the Grill

Regardless of what you’ll be putting on the grill, make sure to give it a proper scraping to get rid of any excess oil and grease. Oil and grease can create flare ups if enough of it falls into the flame.

There is always the present fire risk when cooking. A homeowners insurance policy can help financially protect your assets and the home. Make sure that you get more coverage for less by contacting Scautub Agency in Scotia, New York.