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Your Guide to Outdoor Summer Fun and Safety

As the sun warms the air, you may be making plans for barbecues, outdoor swims and any other excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors, even if you’re going no further than your own backyard. Before you hit the pool or fire up the grill, though, it may be… Allstate https://i1.wp.com/blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/families-outdoor-bqq_iStock.jpg?fit=2121%2C1414&ssl=1
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As the sun warms the air, you may be making plans for barbecues, outdoor swims and any other excuse you can find to enjoy the outdoors, even if you’re going no further than your own backyard. Before you hit the pool or fire up the grill, though, it may be worth reviewing some summer safety tips. Turn to the resources below to help you make the most of your summer.

Grilling

Photo by Thinkstock/rsaulyte Green Tips For A Better Barbecue: Creating An Eco-Friendly Oasis
From grilling and decorating to conserving water and making your own Tiki torches, these green tips can help get your earth-friendly party started.

Family Enjoying A Barbeque King of the Grill: Serve It Up Safely [Infographic]
Grilling and barbecue can be fun and tasty, but it’s a good idea to take safety precautions, too.

pizza on grill. Grilling Ideas: Vegetables, Pizza and Even Dessert
Expanding your grilling skills may lead to some amazing meals. Here are some new foods to try on the grill.

clean grill. Quick Fix: How to Use an Onion to Clean Your Grill [GIF]
Your grill may get a lot of use this summer. Here is a quick trick to help clean it in no time with an onion.

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Swimming

pool_testing-684x340 How to Get Your Pool Ready for the Summer
Do you handle your own backyard pool maintenance? Here are some tasks you’ll likely want to tackle.

UV protection essentials. Summer UV Protection Essentials
Make sure your family is ready for a day in the sun with these UV protection tips.

pool_000026011169_kisika-684x340 Summer Fun: Stay Safe at the Pool [Infographic]
Whether you’re swimming at a pool or the beach, here are some ways you can help keep your little ones safe so you can all focus on fun.

 

Outdoor Leisure

ballgame safety tips. 5 Summer Ballgame Safety Tips
If one of your summer pastimes is heading to the ballpark, consider these tips for a joyous and safe time.

iStock-Backyard-Deck-684x340 Safety Tips for Your Backyard Deck
A deck can be a great place to host guests or enjoy some downtime with the family, but you’ll want to make sure it’s in tip-top shape first.

clean patio cushions. Quick Fix: Clean Your Patio Cushions [GIF]
Are your patio cushions looking a little dirty? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help clean them.

backyard fire pit at night. Considering a Backyard Fire Pit? Here’s What You Should Know
Learn about the options for backyard fire pits and pick up some useful safety tips.

family enjoying an outdoor "green" picnic. ‘Green’ Backyard Tip: Eco-Friendly Picnic
Here are some ways to help reduce the waste when you throw your next backyard bash.

153480756-684x340 Ease Into Camping in Your Own Backyard
Are you looking for a “staycation” adventure? Backyard camping may lead to a memorable evening for the whole family.

family making s'mores on the beach. Pack Your Bags for These Last-Minute Summer Vacations
Planning a quick summer trip away from home doesn’t have to consume your time. Consider these tips to help create a fun getaway.

august-place-image-article-3-684x311 End the Summer in Style With a Block Party
Discover a few ideas on how to throw a gathering for your entire neighborhood.

little girl drawing with chalk. 6 Simple Labor Day Backyard Activities
Close out the summer with these fun backyard Labor Day games.

Originally published April 7, 2015.

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