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    These Products Will Help You Get Your Backyard In Order

    Storage options, decor, and gadgets that'll help you turn your backyard into *the* place to hangout all year round.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A lawn mower in case you have so much grass that your yard is starting to look more like an overgrown forest than a suburban retreat.

    a lime green cordless lawn mower
    freshly cut grass

    Promising review: "If this is how easy the electric cars will be then sign me up. No more going to the gas stations, no struggling getting the lawn mower out of the shed, no more waking up the neighbors — I should get a discount. All my neighbors love it. Even the postman took time to take a look." —Jazzin Sykes

    Get it from Amazon for $238.

    2. A gazebo with curtains to provide shade for you and your friends while you ~throw shade~ about the other people in your lives.

    Promising review: "This gazebo went together beautifully. My husband was VERY impressed with the quality and ease of assembly. He likes things that go together smoothly! Yes, there are many pieces but just follow the directions and you shouldn't have any trouble. Two of us put it together in a leisurely and relaxed six hours. All the bits and pieces lined up perfectly making the assembly a fun experience. The color is lovely and the roof is opaque so lighting gets through and the roof also has UV protection." —MW

    Get it from Amazon for $1,059+ (available in three sizes).

    3. A row of colorful flower pots with draining holes and hooks that'll brighten up your deck with very minimal effort.

    a row of colorful buckets with plants in them

    Get 10 from Amazon for $23.99.

    4. A massive outdoor shed to store your garden tools, bike, beach chairs, whatever! It's made from resin plastic and is reinforced with steel, so you'll never have to fret about it peeling, rotting, or rusting.

    I have a similar shed from Keter I plan to put in my own backyard. I've done a lot of research on sturdy, reliable sheds, and this brand is where I've landed! I can't speak to my experience just yet, but the delivery and packaging of the product was *so* seamless and secure I can't imagine the product itself will be any less impressive. You can even paint it to match your house or add a pop of color to your yard.

    Promising review: "I couldn’t be happier!! I paid a couple teenagers to assemble the shed and they did it in about two hours. It’s lightweight enough to move it after it’s assembled if you don’t like where it is. It has held up to our Oklahoma winds, hasn’t leaked even during our big storms, and is much roomier than I thought. The shelves aren’t super sturdy, but we are using other storage items as shelves so it didn’t matter much. I just loved that this came with floor, was the perfect size with a large door opening, looked nice, and was affordable. Would definitely purchase again if I ever needed another one!" —Ashley D

    Get it from Amazon for $1,185.61.

    5. A storage system with 12 galvanized steel hooks to hold an array of items, you MIGHT just be able to see your shed or garage floor again.

    a reviewer's unorganized storage system
    the same garage organized neartly with the steel hooks

    The adjustable system is 48 inches long and arrives with all the accessories you need to mount it on your garage wall.

    Promising review: "This storage organizer is fantastic. It comes with three 16-inch rails, 12 hooks, able to hold up to 12 lbs. each, and 12 pegs, able to hold up to 5 lbs. each, thus providing plenty of storage. And even more, it helps to remove clutter from your space, be it a work area or a garage. This product gets things up and off the floor, in their place, and helps to eliminate trips and falls. I highly recommend the NZACE Wall-Mounted Storage Organizer. It is well worth the money." —Dr. C

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    6. A corner tool rack that'll hold everything from rakes and mops to hammers and brooms, and is essentially what storage dreams are made of.

    the grey and white triangle storage unit
    a triangle storage unit for rakes and shovels

    Promising review: "I put this tool rack outside at the corner of my house and fence. I felt it was necessary to secure it to the fence with a bracket. I put all my gardening tools in it and felt it might tip over in the wind. All-in-all it was just what I wanted at a great price." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.49.

    7. A handy lil' golf bag organizer to keep your accessories in check until you make your PGA Championship debut.

    Promising review: "This was a birthday gift for my husband. It fits perfectly in our garage, with one side just clearing the rail for the garage door. It holds everything perfectly and is right there, ready to be loaded into the trunk of his car. My husband is not a person who enjoys putting things together...but within 15 minutes he was in the garage working on this. It went together quite quickly and he was so happy with it. It was a great purchase at a good price for the quality." —Karen Simonson

    Get it from Amazon for $59+ (available in three styles).

    8. A small shelving system specifically for your brooms, in case you're actually a witch and your collection of broomsticks has really gotten out of control.

    a gray shelving system
    a reviewer with two of the shelving systems up in their garage

    Promising reviews:

    "This wall mount was so easy to install! I was pleased to see it came with a stencil to pre-mark the screw holes and a website for online video instructions. They provided multiple set of screws, so you can pick the ones for your wall type (online instructions cover which to use). Took maybe five minutes to install. Would definitely recommend and will be purchasing more for garage." —Jill

    "We put this up outside for rakes and shovels. They hold very well." —Michael G

    Get it from Amazon for $13.77.

    9. A place to store wood for your outdoor fireplace that probably inspired the lyrics, "I got racks on racks on racks."

    huge pile of wood on the holder
    the rack

    Promising review: "We are very happy with our log holder. I no longer have a pile of wood in my garage. It is neatly stacked and has room under it so I can sweep, rake or vacuum up any debris. I would definitely recommend and would buy again if I need another." —The Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $56.99+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A heavy-duty shelving unit with a weight capacity of 350 lbs. per shelf (WOW!) so you can store all of your heavy duty outdoor yard equipment in one spot.

    review pic of shelving unit in garage with sports and camping equipment on it
    different reviewer's pic with kitchen appliances on it

    Promising review: "So we have a LOT of stuff and we needed shelving in the garage to go along the sides. I bought eight units and could only put six in the garage at a time. We found uses for the other two. They are not as deep as some, but that makes parking in the garage so much easier. I personally love them. Great for renters, in closets, and for outside storage. I use if for my potting shed and also to hang up all of our amateur radio gear and antennas. Just perfect." —Desiree

    Get it from Amazon for $35.91+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    11. A stylish Citronella candle to keep bugs at bay while you watch the sunset with your roomies (or your dog...or alone... whatever you're into).

    a three-wick candle in a decorative blue tin

    Promising review: "We had a really bad bout of mosquitoes in the LA area this past summer. I have developed an allergy to their bites, so I was doing everything I could to keep them away! I love that this candle looks so nice and actually made a great centerpiece on our living room table. I lit it throughout the summer in our home to repel the mosquitos from coming inside. The smell is light and not overbearing. It seemed to do the job along with some other measures (bug spray, bug lotion, and repellant band), and it lasted a long time." —izzy

    Get set of three from Amazon for $36.99.

    12. A cordless chainsaw that'll help you *finally* tackle the hot mess that are the overgrown shrubs and branches in your yard. It's go-time, baby and this gadget is gonna help you get the job DONE.

    a model using a green chainsaw
    The Home Depot

    Me and my husband's new home has all kinds of chaos happening in regards to the backyard (and side yard, TBH). It's inevitable that we're going to have to trim a TON of wild branches and bushes and I, honestly, can't think of a more fun way to do that than with a chainsaw. This one is highly reviewed and we have it on-deck to tackle the plethora of backyard-cleaning tasks ahead of us. And who doesn't like power tools?! The added bonuses of this one is that it's battery charged (no gas!) so it's more environmentally friendly and owning one of these will cut you costs on hiring gardeners or tree-trimming service down the road. The battery lasts for about five hours before it needs to be charged again.

    Promising review: "I've had a chance to use it extensively while clearing out a couple dozen mature nuisance hackberry trees. I find it easy to use and has no problem cutting full grown trees all day long. All I've got to do is make sure the chain is tight, the oil is full and the battery charged. When I got tired and had to take a break, the chainsaw was patiently waiting to get back to work. It pulls all day like a gas saw without the loud noise and fuel issues. I recommend this chainsaw without reservation." —GaryG

    Get it from The Home Depot for $179 (includes the battery and charger).

    13. Festive summer-themed melamine plates you can break out during your next BBQ to embrace the season.

    a set of colorful dishes with a medallion print on them

    Promising review: "This set of melamine dinnerware is truly stunning! It arrived well-packed with no damage. The pieces are beautifully made and larger than I expected. The 'Medallion Warm pattern' is vibrant and colorful and just puts a smile on my face. The pieces are lightweight yet strong and dishwasher safe. (Note these are not microwave safe.) These will be perfect for al fresco dining and camping this summer. Five stars!" —AJ

    Get service for four from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in six styles).

    14. A tiered shoe rack to provide a space for your muddy, grungy boots you'd rather not actually bring indoors.

    the three-tiered shoe rack
    a reviewer's photo of their shoes on the shoe rack

    Promising review: "I've been using two of these racks for a few years; first for stacking clothes in the closet and recently for stacking shoes outside the house. The racks have proven to be reliable and weatherproof, and can be stacked as high and/or wide as you like. I will recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a portable shelf." —nadeem naeem

    Get it from Amazon for $30.79+ (available in packs of two and four colors).

    15. A wicker patio storage bin that'll finally create a home for your outdoor furniture cushions, kid's toys, or grill supplies so you won't have to stress about your yard looking like a mess when your patio isn't in use.

    the brown wicker storage bent
    the storage bench with pillows inside

    Promising review: "I love these deck boxes. I don't have a garage and was leaving outdoor furniture in the backyard during the winter. I finally decided to invest in two of these boxes, one for my lower deck and one for my upstairs deck. It was fairly simple to put together and only took about 10 minutes. I store cushions, outdoor tools, grill equipment, etc. They seem to be waterproof but I decided to buy the covers anyway and actually just bought a third box. Loved buying online since my car is really small and there is no way one of these boxes would ever fit. Couldn't be happier!" —Randy

    Get it from Amazon for $141.23+ (available in two colors and with or without a cover).

    16. A storage bench you'll absolutely cherish because not only will it help hide your gardening tools, but it'll also provide extra seating for any neighbor that pops by for a gossip sesh. Can you BELIEVE Brittany planted those ugly flowers in her FRONT yard!?

    a model opening the storage part of the bench
    a dark brown bench and storage box

    Promising review: "I needed a bench for the front of my house that can store kids' toys and look nice. It holds way more toys then I was expecting! Feels sturdy when I sit on it. Brown did look really dark to me, like black but over all I'm happy with my purchase." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99 (available in two colors).

    17. A pool tube stacker to prevent them from flying all around your yard on an extra blustery summer day — you'll thank me for this one later.

    a t-shaped holder with inner tubes stacked on top of it

    BrothersGibbz is a small business that sells pool storage accessories.

    Get it from BrothersGibbz on Etsy for $64.99.

    18. A resin outdoor storage bin with barn doors that'll make accessing all the outdoor odds 'n' ends you stow away in it easier than ever. It's also leak-proof, so this would be great for storing any chemicals you use in your garden.

    a model standing next to the tan storage bin

    Promising review: "The true test for this storage shed came shortly after it was put together and placed in service on the back patio. I bought this to store outdoor furniture cushions and the night after putting it together we had a torrential rainstorm. I checked on the cushions the next morning and they were bone dry without a sign of moisture anywhere inside the shed. Assembly was straightforward and only took me about 30 minutes to put together. There was some over-molded plastic on a couple of pieces, but this was easily resolved by trimming with a pocket knife." —wolfpack

    Get it from Amazon for $254.99.

    19. A stylish indoor/outdoor rug that'll create a softer spot for your pet to lounge if your yard happens to be lacking in the ~luscious grass~ department.

    a white rug with a gray abstract design on it
    Rugs USA

    Promising review: "If you have pets or kids, or are just generally accident prone, but still want a light colored rug, this is the way to go. We had it less then a week before my son and his friend decided to walk across it with their muddy sneakers. Brown, thick, wet mud! We used a Shop Vac to suck up what was on the surface (as to not squash it further into the fibers) and the blotted our the rest with a damp paper towel. No stains left behind and no stains creeped up after it dried! Indoor/outdoor rugs are the most forgiving when it comes to traffic, wear and stains!" —Amy H.

    Get it from Rugs USA for $28.80+ (available in 4 shapes, 12 sizes, and 5 colors).

    20. A pair of zero-gravity lounge chairs you'd easily find poolside at a resort in Hawaii.

    a pair of black lounge chairs with a headrest attached
    to models clinking cans while relaxing in the chars

    Promising review: "Just opened them and love them!! I was expecting cheap material since they're much less expensive than any other zero gravity chair I've seen. But they look and feel like very nice quality!! Very comfortable reclined position and the headrest is easy to adjust. Also, the locking mechanism is very easy to use. Not to mention they fold down flat and are light to carry!! We'll be packing these in our car for beach vacations. I will order more of these as gifts for friends and family. Oh and I really liked that they were 100% ready when they arrived in the mail. Not a single bit of assembling required." —Miranda

    Get them from Amazon for $76.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. A dome trellis you can count on to "wow" any guests. Your empty backyard will quickly become a summer getaway.

    dome trellis over a seating area without any plants trained on it yet
    view of person looking out from the dome with vines trained on it
    Sunrise Domes / Etsy

    Sunrise Domes is a small business based out of South Killingly, Connecticut, that specializes in geodesic domes. Reviewers also use these structures from this Etsy shop as sculptures or even to contain their yard turkeys!

    Get it from Sunrise Domes on Etsy for $1,150.

    22. A solar powered, motion sensor-activated lights so you can sing "and at last I see the light," like Rapunzel in Tangled each time you step into your yard.

    the four lights brightly shining in a backyard at night
    the four square lights

    Promising review: "I purchased these to cover the side of my house. Installation was easy and I left them outside for two days to charge. The light coverage was about what I expected from them and do the job well. The motion sensitivity covers all the side and lights turn on. It has rained about three times and still work great and hoping they last for a long time." —J. Argueta

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $27.99.

    23. A vintage-style bike planter complete with three baskets you can fill with your favorite flowers and enjoy even if you haven't ridden a bicycle in over a decade.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mother, whose been an avid gardener for over 30 years. It was specifically a Mother's Day gift, but really would be such a wonderful and thoughtful gift for anyone who likes to plant, garden, accessorize with vintage charm. Its size is about to my knee (I'm 5-foot-6) and VERY sturdy. My mother has it outside on our porch for her herbs. It doesn't take up much space, but can easily be either indoor or outdoor. It's currently part of her outdoor patio furniture grouping and looks charming. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to bring a little smile to any planter, gardener in your life." —Jennifer J.

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99 (available in black or bronze).

    24. A tiered plant stand to provide each of your beloved plant babies with a space to call their own — also great for making your small outdoor patio feel like a lush, green oasis.

    the tall tiered plant stand
    another reviewer's tired plant stand in the sun

    Promising review: "Bought beautiful vases and different colored mini roses. There you have it!. My wife and I love it. It's a refreshing and tranquil addition in my breezy, peaceful, sanctuary small garden. I'm getting rid of the grill because we hardly grill anymore." —Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    25. Stylish outdoor shelving that'll turn your typical day of hanging by your pool into one that feels like a resort vacation every time.

    a storage unit with multiple cabinets and two shelving units attached
    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $509.99 (originally $849; available in two colors).

    26. A patio table you can count on to look fabulous with your outdoor furniture while also secretly holding all of your spare pool towels or throw pillows.

    the wicker-like round storage table
    the storage table with the lid off

    Get it from Amazon for $65.99+ (available in two colors).

    27. side table that'll pop up to reveal it's *gasp* actually a cooler! All you have to do is fill the base with ice and your favorite drinks to transform your outdoor space into a resort.

    Promising review: "What a cool use of space and it a great match for our outdoor set. I store sunscreen and other items when not entertaining. There’s a reason thousands of people purchase this. It’s a functional cool piece." —Mamma 4

    Get it from Amazon for $79+ (available in two styles).

    28. A sturdy tire rack your spares can call home instead of being stacked in a corner, only to be covered in dirt and dust.

    four ties on the sturdy metal tire rack

    Promising review: "Installation is very straight forward and all the details you need are in the instructions along with the necessary hardware. Took me less than an hour and it’s very well-secured in place. I tested the weight capacity by doing some pull-ups on it after I was done! I only weigh 180 lbs but it was rock solid so I proceeded to put a set of tires away on it (4 x 225 width with room to spare). I can definitely trust this rack to hold four wheels with tires mounted on them with no worries in the future. I would definitely buy another and recommend this rack to anyone looking to free up some floor space in their garage. I don’t see how someone would pay for similar racks at triple the price." —Marvin

    Get it from Amazon for $44.96.

    29. A bird feeder specifically designed to keep squirrels from encroaching on your feathered friends' lunchtime — it has a motorized bar that automatically starts spinning when a squirrel climbs onto it so they can't gobble up all the seed.

    a tube-like bird feeder with a round perch around it

    Promising review: "I have several bird feeders hanging from a tree, which obviously attracts squirrels. This feeder, the tipper version, does what I need it to — the ring at the base of the feeder is sufficient support for birds to access the feeder ports, but it wobbles when squirrels try to balance on it. Job done! Even better is the FLIPPER bird feeder. This is more complicated, with a motor that makes the base rotate when sufficient weight is on it. Birds are just fine, but squirrels are flung off. The effect is that this TRAINS the squirrels to avoid this feeder entirely. They give up! I should have to recharge the motor every so often, but I don't have to, since the squirrels keep their distance. Bravo, FLIPPER! I also like the fact that you can put several pounds of birdseed in it at a time. Great for winter, where I don't want to be filling it all the time. So very happy with this purchase." —C. McCloskey

    Get it from Amazon for $70.33+ (available in four styles).

    30. A tiki torch with an adjustable flame to bring chill *island vibes* to your home while also maintaining the farmhouse style you've carefully crafted.

    a model adjusting the flame on the tiki torch which has a white design on it

    Promising review: "Love these tiki torches! They are a little pricier than the average torch, but they look so nice in our backyard! They keep the mosquitoes away and we've gotten so many compliments on how they look." —cbr87

    Get it from Target for $19.99.

    31. Globe string lights that'll transform your backyard into the hipster haven you've always imagined it could be.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love the dim feature! These bulbs are more round than oval like others, but I love them. When they are off, there’s a cool yellow in them that offers a lovely aesthetic when not in use. Our pergola is wired for lights so we mounted them on and almost always dim them because the white pergola reflects the light. These lights have made our patio my new favorite spot in the house. My husband and I find the evenings so relaxing, we’ve literally grown closer together from spending time out under the lights in our new favorite place." —fishurmo

    Get them from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in 27, 48, and 97 feet).