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    34 Backyard Products That'll Make Hanging Outside Fun This Fall

    If you don't think a 6-foot tall Jack Skellington inflatable is fun, I'm not sure we're going to get along.

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    1. A garbage guard that'll keep pesky flies and other insects from congregating around your can so you can enjoy your foliage in peace.

    Amazon, Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "Got an outdoor can, the kind the mechanical arm on the garbage truck picks up and tips over, with the lid opening by gravity. Placed this on the inside of the lid, near the hinge to lessen the chances of it being scraped off during emptying and no flies/maggots! No apparent odor, just seems to put a big hurt on the fly party that used to be my trash can (litter box contents, remnants of meat, etc.) " —Michael E. Bradley

    Get it from Amazon for $7.44.

    2. An oversized blanket you can spread out on your lawn to catch some rays, read a book, or have a spontaneous picnic with your S.O.

    a striped red, blue, pink, and white blanket

    Promising review: "Purchased this blanket to keep in my car for the impromptu picnic or beach visit. I love the colors and that it has a handmade look to it. It’s lightweight and softer than other blankets this style. All and all very happy with my purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 11 styles).

    3. 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 $29.70+ (available in 4 shapes, 12 sizes, and 5 colors).

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

    a gazebo with curtains tied back

    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 $1,099+ (available in three sizes).

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

    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.

    6. 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 $85+ (available in four styles).

    7. An eight-person tent to pop-up in your backyard for the ultimate staycation — you and your family are going to have the *best* time stargazing and roasting marshmallows without leaving the comfort of your property.

    a reviewer's photo of the oblong blue tent

    Promising review: "This tent is huge!! It's very easy to to set up. Took me and my husband just under 10 minutes. It's so spacious inside. The quality is great. Comes with stakes to secure into the ground." —Cyndi Lundeberg

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

    8. A portable grill you'll be able to use to grill up a delicious feast even if you don't have an abundance of outdoor space.

    the portable propane grill in red

    Promising review: "This grill is great! It has three burners so the things that you are grilling do not cook unevenly. I purchased a 20lb to 1lb propane adapter and hooked up my 20lb propane to it. It is easy to assemble. I usually prefer a charcoal grill over propane, but this grill came close to giving me the charcoal grill taste, it did not disappoint me. Awesome product!" —Michael S

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99+ (available in five colors).

    9. An outdoor bistro set to add a pop of color to your yard while also motivating you and your partner to eat more meals outside.

    two teal dining chairs and a matching circle table
    The Novogratz

    The set comes with two chairs and a table.

    Get it from The Novogratz for $249 (available in four colors).

    10. A playhouse for your kids (or friends' kids) that looks like an actual lil' log cabin and'll make your backyard the go-to destination of the summer.

    a playhouse with a light blue tile roof and faux light wood walls

    Promising review: "Purchased for my granddaughter. It was surprisingly easy to build. I was able to do everything aside from the roof by myself. She’s happily playing away." —ABW

    Get it from Target for $299.99.

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

    the string lights in the back of someone's home

    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 $15.99+ (available in 27, 48, and 97 feet).

    12. A hammock, in case you have ~someone special~ in your life you'd like to snuggle up with while you gaze into the night sky.

    Promising review: "Love the hammock. Very easy to put up, and I love the mesh. I'm planning on using it all summer. It's a little tight for my boyfriend and me. You need to be comfortable with the person you're sharing with LOL. But definitely worth the price." —Shelsea Rivera

    Get it from Amazon for $22.59 (available in two colors).

    13. A projection screen that'll take your outdoor entertaining to the next level. Imagine what the Big Game will look like on this baby?!

    a screen with a football game projected onto it

    The screen is 120-inches and made of an anti-crease material. It also comes with brackets and ropes for mounting purposes.

    Promising review: "This screen is perfect for our use. We bought it for outdoor movie nights whether being on the garage door, in the backyard, camping, or inside the garage. It’s very easy to install with no wrinkles and shows a great picture. I’ve attached pictures that show how well I can still see the picture despite being surrounded by 7,000 Christmas lights in close vicinity." —Hallie H.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    14. A picnic table you can easily attach onto your fence or a tree to give your bushy-tailed buddies a comfortable place to dine.

    DelgadoHCTreasures / Etsy, Michelle Braga

    I gifted this to my brother-in-law who had already managed to gain the trust of his local squirrels (by leaving peanuts out for them in a bowl in front of his house). It's been DELIGHTFUL to receive photos from him of the bushy-tailed creatures snackin' away. This really is the gift that keeps on giving. DelgadoHCTreasures is a small business based out of Ohio that sells handmade woodcrafts.

    Get it from DelgadoHCTreasures on Etsy for $35.

    15. A tabletop fireplace with removable glass so you can enjoy a freshly made s'more any time of year — yum.

    The small tabletop fireplace with rocks and a small flame
    1Man1Garage / Etsy

    You can order this with or without the sand and rocks. The only thing that you will need to purchase separately is the 2.6-oz. gel fuel cans, which you can get from Amazon. 1Man1Garage is a small business based out of Nashville, Tennessee.

    Promising review: "Soooo cute and easy to put together. We bought a clear spray to put on to protect it and because we actually really liked the look of the burned side. Boyfriend and I bought it to make s'mores for Valentine's. It was a perfect night in." —Bethany Schneider

    Get it from 1Man1Garage on Etsy for $24+ (available in three styles).

    16. A supersized version of Connect Four that'll provide your squad with hours upon hours of simple fun in the sun. The only downfall is you might never want to play the regular version again!


    Promising review: "Best purchase! We bought it for the kids but my husband and I stayed up until 1 a.m. playing!! It was a hit at our party! Great quality. Yes, you can hit the bar and release the discs, but it hasn't happened to us and wouldn't be a big deal if it did! Totally worth it! So glad we got it!!" —Rechel B

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    17. A classic bocce ball set like the one your grandparents had growing up that'll bring back fond memories for them and help you all create new ones together.

    a person bending down in grass to pick up red, green, yellow, and blue bocce balls next to a white zippered square case to hold the balls in

    Promising review: "New game for the family! I was not familiar with bocce, but saw this pop up on Amazon and thought it looked like fun to try. Came in a nice little case, and I found as long as I left the cardboard in the case it kept it sturdy. Balls are nice-looking, and have held up after many games. This game reminds me a lot of bowling-miniature bowling. Fun family game!" —D.D.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three styles).

    18. Or Kan Jam, an outdoor frisbee toss game that'll start as a casual game of catch and most likely evolve into a SUPER competitive battle for greatness.


    This is a game my friends have been playing at the beach since we were in high school — it's always been a big hit. The rules are quite simple: break into two pairs but position yourselves across from one another. Then all you have to do is aim your frisbee toss at the "kan." If your teammate deflects the frisbee to hit the kan, you get one point. If the disc hits the kan on its own, that is two points. If your teammate taps the frisbee into the kan that's three points. If by some lucky chance you throw the disc RIGHT INTO THE SLOT, you win!

    Promising review: "This is a ridiculously fun and easy lawn game. It's got the strategy of horseshoes with the fun of a team activity. The rules are simple, the equipment is made to last — if you are looking for a semi-active game to bring to the beach, family barbecue, or even company picnic, this is it!" —J. Caldwell

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four styles).

    19. Waterproof playing cards, so you can get a fierce game of Go Fish going without fear of the moment your kids inevitably spill their drink all over the table.

    transparent playing cards made of a plastic material so they won't get ruined if they get wet

    Promising review: "These playing cards are a HIT. I take them out with me for social events and when visiting people, even to the beach. We just play and play. So you can get them wet and they won't soggy up and tear it just become a little hard to shuffle. It is so cool that they look like you can see right straight through them but you can't." —Tabitha

    Get them from Amazon for $5.97.

    20. An oversized block-stacking game that'll amp up your family's competitive spirits while also encouraging you to get outside for a while.

    three models playing with the stackable tower of blocks

    Promising review: "Purchased these for 'game nights' on the terrace during the summer and they were much more popular than I expected. These are solid and seem like they will last quite a while. Solid set and bag makes storing a breeze!" —Josh

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three sizes).

    21. A set of massive bubble wands so enchanting that even the angstiest of teens won't be able to resist giving them a go., Amazon

    The set also comes with instructions on how to make the BIGGEST bubbles possible!

    Promising review: "The wand is awesome, but even MORE awesome is that I just used regular bubble solution (way cheaper, found anywhere) and it worked just as well. Maybe better. Some people in reviews have said that you must use the packets that come with the wand, but I gave it a shot anyway with regular bubbles and it worked just fine, with no noticeable difference." —Lauri

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    22. A stainless-steel fire pit that'll help transform your not-so-manicured yard into one anyone would feel relaxed hanging out in.,

    My family has this fire pit and has been loving it all summer long! My sisters have a blast making s'mores and hanging out around it while watching the sunset — what more could you ask for? My dad also built out an entire seating area around it! It looks fantastic.

    Promising review: "We just received our Tiki fire pit and I was immediately impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship. We have been looking for a fire pit for our patio and this one is perfect! The black exterior and copper colored lining is gorgeous and I love that it can use pellets or wood logs. It is a nice size and there was nearly no assembly. The low smoke design and ash pan for easy cleanup was an unexpected bonus. This definitely exceeded our expectations." —Shari Bitterman

    Get it from Amazon for $350.

    23. A fall-inspired bowling game to keep the kiddos in your life entertained (but if you and your pals want to turn it into a drinking game, I won't judge).

    bowling pins that look like candy corn and an orange bowling ball
    Oriental Trading Company

    Promising review: "These are bigger than I thought! I bought two sets to use as garden decor for Halloween and fall season. I have gotten a lot of compliments from my neighbors." —Miriam H.

    Get it from Oriental Trading Company for $9.99.

    24. A portable karaoke microphone that'll transform your outdoor patio into a karaoke bar from the moment you connect it to the app of your choosing. Ahem, that's just me clearing my throat to treat you all to my rendition of Aladdin's "A Whole New World.",

    Promising review: "We need something to let the kids sing without having to turn on the whole karaoke system. This works like a charm. The Bluetooth connection helps as well. You can just turn on YouTube and look for any song and they probably have a karaoke version or a song-a-long they can sing to. The range is also great. We were outside and the volume can be heard nicely." —Phong Bui

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in 11 colors).

    25. A leaf blower you can use all year long to clear debris off your patio or pathways but *really* get your money out of in autumn.

    a model holding the leaf blower with an orange handle

    Promising review: "I didn't expect such a powerful blower at this price. I have a large front and backyard, and needed a blower that was powerful but lightweight (arthritis) and this delivered beyond my expectations. Great product and great price." —Kristina, USA buyer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    26. And Leaf Scoops gloves for when fall fully rolls around and you find yourself staring at a massive pile of unkempt leaves.

    a model using the oversized plastic gloves to pick up massive piles of leaves without a rake

    These would definitely make me more interested in backyard cleanup.

    Promising review: "I have a lawn care company so to say I have tried everything almost seems redundant. Also, I typically do not get excited about a product because I feel it should do its job. However, these are seriously amazing. Ergonomically they're wonderful because the hand part is like a baseball glove. It uses your arm to help support the load allowing a balanced feel to what is being picked up. Another great feature is when I am trimming shrubs I can use a leaf blower to move the clippings out and rake them up. Then using these and a bag stand, will make child's play out of what would otherwise be a rough task. Picking up leaves is also great in that you can get a great amount, but you can also smash them straight down to compact them in the bag without the worry of hitting a stick and cutting your hands up. If you pass up a chance to get a pair of these just know us lawn care guys are driving by and just dying to show you how much easier that chore can be for you by using this product." —J. Bradburn

    Get them from Amazon for $26.95.

    27. A rustic tic-tac-toe board that'll pair nicely with your yard's aesthetic and give you a chance to roast your nieces and nephews in a classic game they're unfamiliar with since it's not on a screen.

    tree stump with painted rocks as a tic tac toe board
    Milia Dunes / Etsy

    Milia Dunes is a small business based out of Downers Grove, Illinois.

    Get it from Milia Dunes on Etsy for $29.

    28. An accuracy training net to help you perfect throwing a football — you'll be tossin' a flawless spiral in no time! Tom Brady, who?

    the net with three different pockets to throw a football into

    Promising review: "Wow, this net is a fantastic training tool for my 11-year-old son! Couldn’t be happier with the quality, very sturdy, and really easy to assemble in less than five minutes. My son plays quarterback on our flag football team and he’s been outside every day chucking balls into it on his own, with me and with his buddies. Besides being a useful training tool, it’s really fun as we’ve turned it into a competitive game since there’s marked numbers on the net. Great deal and great product. Love Go Sports products as they’re always very high quality goods but sold at a fraction of the cost of some other brands. I give 5 Stars!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in two sizes).

    29. A dog ball launcher that'll encourage your pup to get a lil' extra exercise in their day *and* give you another excuse to breathe in some fresh air in your yard.,

    Promising review: "I have a young golden retriever who would retrieve balls and Frisbees all day long if my arm could take it. Bought this and love it! I can throw the ball a lot farther and for more throws, so he gets more exercise. Love that I no longer need to bend over to pick up the ball or have to touch a slimy, sandy, filthy ball! It's quite intuitive to use and within about three throws you'll have it down perfectly. You can also use regular tennis balls with it." —J.Essie

    Get it from Amazon for $4.71+ (available in three ball sizes and seven lengths).

    30. A waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker, so you'll never have to fumble with headphone wires when trying to set up some soothing music to accompany your outdoor reading sesh under your yard's favorite tree.

    the tube-like speaker in black

    I've had one of these portable lil' gadgets for two years now (I own the Flip 4) and it hasn't failed me yet! The music is clear and crisp even when I'm using it outside at the windy beach. Definitely a fan — it does exactly what it should!

    Promising review: "This little speaker packs a real punch for its size. The sound quality on this speaker is very crisp and clear and the base is quite deep. I've owned and tested many other speakers in its class and they can't compare. The durability on this thing is insane! I've thrown it down a 50-foot staircase onto asphalt and no problem occurred. I've dunked it in water on multiple occasions and nothing happened. The battery life of this thing is also kind of amazing! But I've got to tell you that this speaker has its limits due to its size. It gets the best quality use in small/medium sized rooms or small outdoor living spaces. Something this size has its limits. Besides that I highly recommend this speaker if you're trying to make your final decision." —Beckett K.

    Get it from Amazon for $98.95+ (available in seven styles).

    31. Solar-powered mason jars you can hang from your fence or scatter on your patio table to bring a super cozy vibe to your yard.


    Promising review: "Wow these are awesome-love them! Worked great right out of the box, simply turn on and hang. These are much different then the standard walkway solar light as they through off a totally different kind of light/glow. They really add a cool vibe to my outdoor landscaping. These are glass jars and they look beautiful. Great purchase." —Tsuk

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $39.30.

    32. An American Ninja Warrior obstacle course that'll entertain anyone who enters your home whether they choose to cheer on competitors or take on the challenge themselves.


    The set includes diagrams for suggested course set-ups, two 30 x 20-inch reinforced hop sacks, eight 14-inch agility rings with dual use connectors, two competition jump ropes, birch wood bear crawl posts, and over 150-feet of twine.

    Promising review: "My kids loved using this competition set with their neighborhood friends! All of the components are really high quality and hold up well. We used this with kids ages 5 to 11 and they all had a ball. You can use your imagination and set it up several different ways. We made a course that allowed the kids to have a head to head competition, and another type of course where they each ran through it for time. It's a lot of fun, I recommend it as a great way to get your kids moving!" —Katrina Konopka

    Get it from Amazon for $58.50.

    33. A macrame hammock chair you'll find so inviting once the leaves start to change colors and the temperatures cool down outside. Mmm so snuggly.,

    I can't help but daydream about curling up in this to read a book outside.

    Promising review: "This swing is so neat! I love it so much. I had been wanting a swing for our deck area under our tree. This exceeded my expectations, I wasn't expecting it to be just as pictured but it really is. And it seems to be heavy duty." —Maggie D.

    Get it from Amazon for $65.98.

    34. And a 6-foot inflatable Jack Skellington that'll probably leave your neighbors saying "What's this? What's this?" while you and your family take epic photos in your backyard. It is fall, after all!

    a blow up of jack skellington leaning next to a tomb stone
    The Home Depot

    I got this for my own lawn this year — stay tuned for photos!!

    Promising review: "My daughter absolutely loves the Nightmare Before Christmas movie and has quite a collection of related decorations. So this was a must have item. Comes deflated in a compact box, also includes stakes to anchor into the ground. Air compressor built into the base. Inflates very quickly once plugged into an electric outlet. Only downside is the cord is only about six feet long so you will definitely need an extension cord outside." —Dan

    Get it from The Home Depot for $99.

    Waving to my neighbors while they judge my oversized inflatable like:

    The Walt Disney Company

    Note: Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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