5 Ways to Prepare Your Yard for Tailgate Season

Football season is upon us. Is your yard ready to host your community of Gator fanatics? Based in Gainesville, we know nothing unites this city like gamedays. At SkyFrog Landscape, we want you to feel as prepared and excited as possible to host the tailgate your friends and family rave about for football seasons to come. 

Whether you’re hosting a tailgate before the game or watching from your backyard, we hope these tips help you start your season off strong.

Grill Out and Chill Out

What’s a tailgate without hamburgers and hotdogs? Designating a grill space is top priority when it comes to outdoor hosting. To take gamedays to the next level, consider swapping out your grill and cooler by installing a full outdoor kitchen area to give your veggie platters and drinks a place to chill. 

Pro tip: This is a surefire way to convince the fans whose favorite team isn’t playing to come hang anyways! 

Warm Up

It’s never too soon to prepare for fall weather — the cold, humid air in North Central Florida is no joke. Who wants to go inside to grab a blanket and take the risk of missing a play of the game? Adding a fire pit to your outdoor space can make your gathering feel homier while providing the perfect ambiance for bonding over your team’s big win.

Take a Seat

From heated cornhole tournaments to braving the commute to the Swamp, gamedays can be tiring. Give you and your guests a place to relax by incorporating outdoor furniture. 

Placing furniture on a patio instead of directly on your yard helps maintain grass integrity and the life of your furniture. Rattan pieces, specifically, incur avoidable wear and tear when placed in damp grass as opposed to durable hardscapes.

Use Outdoor Lighting

The game doesn’t end when the sun goes down — it certainly shouldn’t end your gameday enjoyment. Installing outdoor lighting allows you to host night game watch parties and makes your home safer with better visibility. SkyFrog can illuminate your space with professional landscape lighting services.

Turn Up the Game

Installing an outdoor audio system lets you and your fellow football fans experience the hype of the Swamp from the comfort of your backyard. With a variety of customizable options, such as integration with your current home audio system and controlling sound settings from your phone, our line of outdoor audio products can be custom designed to bring your gameday dreams to life.

SkyFrog Brings the Game to Your Backyard

If any of these ideas are getting your creative juices flowing, contact our team! The SkyFrog Landscape team of design and installation experts has been creating gorgeous, useful outdoor spaces for over a decade. We’d be happy to work with you to create a functional outdoor landscape design that helps you host your ideal tailgate this season.