It’s getting warmer outside, the sun’s shining for longer – summer’s here at last. Do you al-ready have plans for your first garden party? Here you can find out what it takes for a lovely afternoon and evening in the open air. And how to protect yourself against UV rays and heat on particularly hot days with practical tips and good sun protection.
Provide an ideal spread for all guests at your garden party with a big barbecue buffet. Salads, dips, fish, meat or kebabs are just as well suited to this as vegetarian grill variations, such as jacket potatoes or vegetable slices. The advantage of this is that if everyone brings a contri-bution, your preparation time is minimised, as most dishes are cooked directly on the barbecue.
Alternatively, a selection of snacks and tapas also makes a great choice. Olives, cheese, ba-guette and vegetables go just as well with a summer dinner as various fruits – whether as a refreshing snack between meals or as a fruity dessert. On the other hand, there’s no need for elaborate dishes for a summer party in hot weather.
It's not only plants or garden furniture that need to be carefully prepared for winter. Pergolas, glass roofs and awnings can also be enjoyed for longer if they are cared for with a few simple steps. However, this doesn't mean you have to put everything into winter storage. Because even during the winter months, sun protection is important for your quality of life at home, both indoors and outdoors. After an intense summer, an awning, pergola or glass roof has been through a lot. Now it is time to clean the fabric, slats or glass of pollen and leaves or insect and bird residues. You can find out more about how to do it here.