Garden Preparations For Your First Winter BBQ

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Ahh, there’s nothing quite like a garden BBQ to enjoy some quality time with your closest friends and family. Now that the clocks have changed, though, you may think that this opportunity is gone for another year. But the changing seasons needn’t stop your enjoyment. In fact, with the right preparations, an event in the winter could be even better than those summer ones.

Regular readers will remember that we discussed the idea of indoor BBQs in a previous post about giving your garden some winter cheer. Why end it there, though? Cooking on the BBQ stove itself will always produce the best food. In turn, that will ensure the best social gathering.

First and foremost, you need to check that the stove is in great condition. A lot may have changed since you last used it, especially if it isn’t protected from the elements. If there is an issue, experts at James Shields BBQ equipment provide the items needed to get things back to their best. This surely has to be a better option than forking out for a new stove altogether.

The combination of a great BBQ unit and equally great recipes is sure to provide the winning foundations for your winter gathering. However, the quality of your event isn’t solely judged on food. The surroundings are equally important and, frankly, comfort is king.


While a little fresh air on the face is quite pleasant at this time of year, nobody wants to be left shaking in the garden. Garden heaters from Primrose fight back against the winter chill while also providing extra lighting. This can extend the enjoyment into the evening hours, which will make your event a far greater success.

This is also a great time to think about new rattan furniture, blankets, and other small additions. Not only will they go a long way to improving your first BBQ event of the winter season. More importantly, they’ll continue to provide your family with a better backyard for many years to come. Let’s face it; increased garden time will almost certainly enhance your relationship with the home.

Backyard aesthetics are another key aspect to consider. Autumn can bring havoc for the garden’s appearance. Firstly, you’ll want to rake the leaves to restore a sense of control and appeal. Meanwhile, adding a few evergreen plants can work wonders. Even if this simply means using hanging baskets and simple solutions, a better-looking garden is sure to keep you smiling.

Depending on the size and nature of your winter BBQ, you may want to consider additional items. These could include marquees to protect you from the rain as well as garden games and music speakers. In truth, you’ll have a far better idea about the most suitable entertainment for your guests. Just remember that it should be practical for the size of the yard and the time of year.

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or NYE party doesn’t matter. When the garden is updated for the colder seasons, a BBQ can be the perfect solution. Once you’ve enjoyed one, you’ll no doubt start arranging the next too!

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