5 Easy Outdoor Hosting Tips for Summer

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Summer's around the corner, which means we're all about to spend even more time outdoors. If you're excited about throwing backyard get-togethers or patio hangs, but feeling a bit out of practice, all it takes are a few helpful tips to get you back into the swing of things.

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From setting up a few fun-for-everyone games to making sure your lawn is looking gorgeous by using The Roundup® Brand products (head to Weeding Wisely if you want extra intel here), these five outdoor hosting hacks will help you become a summer shindig pro.

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Set up lawn games

An easy step to make sure any get-together you're throwing is a success? Set up a few lawn games—like these five classics—to guarantee everyone will have a good time. The best part? These games will keep on giving for many summers to come.

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Use tiki torches for ambience (and bug control)

Tiki torches don't just set the mood for outdoor evening parties, they also can help ward off bugs. Another tip: If you're grilling, drop some sage into the grill after you're done cooking—it's another way to deter unwelcome bugs. Lastly, treat your grass with an insect killer, like Roundup® For Lawns Bug Destroyer, which kills insects above and below ground.

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Curate a keep-cool station

Coolers stocked with bottled water is a given, but setting up a designated cool-off station under a tent or umbrella—complete with buckets of sunblock, bug spray, and personal fans—is a thoughtful touch your guests will definitely appreciate. And on an extra hot day, an inflatable kiddie pool will be a hit with adults and kids alike.

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Get your lawn guest-ready

If you're inviting friends and family over to spend time in your outdoor space, you'll want to make sure your lawn is looking its best. A few weeks ahead of time, use Roundup® For Lawns Products (which kills over 93 weeds* without harming grass) to make sure your lawn is weed-free.

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*See inside booklet for full weed list.

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Create a DIY bar

Building a DIY bar is a signature go-the-extra-mile move for backyard hosting this summer, and it's actually a lot easier than you'd think. Get the step-by-step here, and prepare for your lawn to be the go-to spot all summer long.

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