Backyard Entertaining Tips

May 3, 2017 by Jenny Melrose

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Roundup® For Lawns.

There’s nothing quite like when the warm weather hits.  Wouldn’t you agree!  I see and feel it throughout our neighborhood. Everyone is just in better spirits and are looking to entertain family and friends.  We prefer to do all of our entertaining in the backyard, which is why I’ve put together my top Backyard Entertaining Tips.

Backyard Entertaining Tips

Are you ready for backyard entertaining? We’ve got the tips AD DrawtheLine

Plenty of outdoor seating

It’s imperative that you have plenty of seating.  When we first moved down south my husband made sure that we had our backyard deck with plenty of seating.  We had a patio set before we even had a couch.  The outdoor seating was high on his priority list and there was no swaying him from it.  I’m grateful today because we always have plenty of room for people to sit when we entertain.

Plenty of seating for backyard entertaining

Fresh & fun fruit shapes

One of my favorite things is to create fun shapes with fruit.  My girls love these Magic Wand Fruit Kabobs, but if you’re thinking that they might be a bit too much assembly required, not to worry because the star shaped watermelon is always a huge hit by itself as well.  I mean honestly, who can resist fun fruit shapes?!

Fresh & Fun Fruit Shapes with Magic Wand Fruit Kabobs

Southern cheese and fruit platter

When we lived up north, there were always cheese platters out, but there was never pimento cheese.  After moving down south, we quickly learned the importance of pimento cheese on any cheese and fruit platter.  It’s a staple and the second you taste it you’ll see why.  So good!  Plus, it’s not that difficult to make either.  You can find our easy pimento cheese recipe here.

Easy Pimiento Cheese Recipe

Refreshing Spring beverages

Any time the warm weather hits, it calls for a refreshing beverage.  These Strawberry Spring Spritzers are so easy to put together and are always a huge hit because they are light and refreshing.

Refreshing Strawberry Spring Spritzers

Lush backyard

The most important tip though and something my husband works hard at as soon as it starts to get warm is to have a lush, green backyard that welcomes the kids to play.  We struggled with our backyard because the grass down south is very different from the grass up north.  Luckily, Roundup® has been the #1 weed killing brand for over 40 years, and now there is a new formula you can use in your lawn, Roundup ® For Lawns, in addition to the other Roundup products you know and love.  Since we live in the South, Roundup For Lawns is specifically formulated for sensitive southern grasses such as Floratam and Centipedegrass (not just a watered down version of the northern formula).    It’s a win for everyone!

Lush Backyard with RoundUp


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Roundup® For Lawns.


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