Solid fuel and wood-burning fire pits and chimineas will spit sparks, so ensure they’re on a level surface and keep the area free of debris. Brick, stone and gravel are best.
Add little packets of silica to your outdoor blanket storage boxes to keep things extra dry, and to prevent odours and mould developing.
For affordable outdoor blinds, check out Bunnings’ range, which includes bamboo. Damp, chilly ground is a buzz kill, but a rug or click-together decking pieces will make a big difference for minimal outlay.