Football season is upon us once again! It’s time to make sure your backyard is ready to host Monday Night Football, the NFL Sunday Ticket, and your fantasy football leagues. Turn your outdoor living space into the ultimate hangout place to watch the game with these tips for maximizing your outdoor space during football season.

Prepare Your Outdoor Kitchen for BBQing

An outdoor kitchen is essential for hosting during football season. Food is an important part of any gathering, so you want to make sure you have an awesome outdoor cooking space with everything you need to make a great meal. Having an outdoor fridge or bar is also an important part of making sure your outdoor kitchen has everything you need to host football nights.

Watch the Game on the Big Screen

Whether you put a TV in your outdoor living space, or you watch the game on a projector, having a screen in your outdoor space is essential. Make sure you get a screen that can handle the outdoors and will be durable enough to survive all weather conditions. Or make sure that you take the proper steps to protect your TV or projector during harsh weather.

Make Sure You’re Covered

Since warm weather continues late into the year in Fresno, you want to have a space that provides enough shade to keep your guests comfortable. If you have a covered patio, you also may want to think about installing a ceiling fan to make sure your friends and family can keep cool while keeping score.


Don’t Forget Your Friday Night Lights

It’s about to be that time of year when it starts to get dark around 5 o’clock. Since games often run into the evening, you want to make sure that you have great outdoor lighting. Getting outdoor lights that are solar-powered is a great way to light up your yard without using any energy. You can also use string lights and ambient lighting to brighten up your outdoor space and make it the perfect place for hosting, even at night.

Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Bring the Heat During the Cold Months

Outdoor fireplaces are great for more than just keeping warm at night. They create a great space to gather with your guests, and they provide a great ambiance for your outdoor living space. They’re also perfect for roasting weenies and marshmallows during the game. If you don’t want a full outdoor fireplace, equip your outdoor space with heaters to combat the cold.

Get Your Backyard Ready With Mike’s Evergreen

Mike’s Evergreen can help you get your backyard ready for football season. We’ll be with you from the design process of your outdoor space all the way to the build to make sure that your backyard is everything you want and need. Contact us to get a consultation, and to get started on your perfect backyard.