Now that Labor Day is officially out of the way, homeowners won’t have to worry about making sure their outdoor landscape is holiday ready for a good while…at least until Halloween in two months. Yes while Labor Day has come and gone homeowners now have to worry about the three solid months in a row of holiday planning and celebrating. It can seem a bit overwhelming to those who love hosting neighborhood get-togethers to make sure that your outdoor living space is in pristine shape for the holiday madness but with a simple check list you can relieve some of that stress. 1) Check your outdoor lighting: Nothing bums a holiday get-together out more than poor lighting. Even if you aren’t thinking about having a party, but are more about some avid decorating, you need to make sure that your lighting is up-to-date and working properly. If you aren’t sure about your outdoor lighting, you should call your outdoor contractor for a consultation. 2) Make sure that you have optimum patio space: Whether you want to entertain a small group of close friends or host a neighborhood block party, you should make sure that you’re making the most out of your outdoor patio space. No one wants to be cramped together in a small space. A simple expansion of your patio or deck can be the solution or switching your patio material from wood to something lighter can create the illusion of more space. 3) Keep your landscape in good condition: It’s important to keep your outdoor landscape area healthy. Everything from the grass to the aesthetic accents like flowers and bushes say a lot about how you take care of your home. Calling your local landscape designers is the first step in maintaining the quality of your outdoor living area.