Get Your Property Event-Ready

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The summer months are a terrific time of year to celebrate special occasions at your home, but it’s important to start the outdoor preparations before you get too far down the planning path.

We’ve all seen the gorgeous photos of backyard celebrations in magazines, but the question is: Is it possible to achieve that spectacular look at your home? The answer is yes — with some expert planning and guidance.

Here are some of our tips to help get your landscaping and property event-ready:


Before you invite professional landscapers to your home to have a walk-around and determine what will work in your space, we strongly encourage you to declutter your property.

You want to remove as much as possible from your yard, gardens, and pathways so as not to impede people moving through your property. Decluttering will also help to beautify your grounds.

Popular areas to declutter and items to remove include:

  • Extra/empty planters and pots
  • Gardening tools
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Ladders
  • Hoses
  • Eavestrough (if safe to remove or re-orient)
  • Damaged outdoor furniture (chipping, rusting, splintering, etc.)
  • And more

Once these elements are removed, and ideally hidden away or disposed of, you will be able to see the full scope of your usable space — and you will have already started the beautification process by removing those unwanted pieces.

Examine Your Gardens

Next, you and your landscaper will want to examine your existing gardens, floral plantings, shrubs, mulches, containers, etc.

Sometimes getting ready for a special occasion is just the push we need to finally get rid of the plants that aren’t thriving or that you no longer enjoy.

Walking through your grounds and discussing your theme, colours, and event layout with your landscaper will assist you in determining the best ways to re-shape, re-colour, and re-plant your gardens.

It can be as simple as changing the colour of your mulch and your annuals, or it can involve building an arbour, planting and pruning new shrubs, and re-designing your garden beds.

Arrange Regular Check-ups

It’s best to begin your landscaping changes at least eight weeks before an important event, if possible. Following the replanting, reseeding, and redesigning of your property, you will want to make sure that you arrange regular check-ups with your landscaper.

Your landscaping will require extra loving care in the weeks preceding your event to ensure that your transplants are adapting, your new plants are rooting properly, and your containers, annuals, and other plants are settling beautifully.

Whether your hosting a garden party, a wedding, a shower, a graduation, or another special event, you want your landscaping to look immaculate. Don’t wait until the last minute, contact Green Thumb Landscaping today!

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