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    Updated on Aug 4, 2020. Posted on Aug 4, 2020

    26 Products To Help You Keep Your Yard Looking Fresh All Summer

    Pruning shears, colorful flower pots, and a shed your garbage can can call home.

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    1. A bottle of terra cotta-effect spray paint to give your faded, chipped planters an entirely new look.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "The perfect terra cotta paint. I used them to spruce up some old foam planters. See the "before" and "after" photo. I ordered more recently." —S Rivera

    Get it from Amazon for $8.67.

    2. 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
    amazon.com

    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 $16.99+ (available in 27, 48, and 97 feet).

    3. Tiny picket fencing (only a foot tall!) to place around your most prized plants to protect them from wandering creatures.

    garden bed with short white picket fence style edging
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "I have been looking for fencing to keep skunks out of my 'patio pond'....this fit the size, is good quality, and is 'flexible' enough to bend around corners. Problems with the way they attach to each other but that seems to be common to these types of fencing. The manufacturer should look into some sort of clips to keep the pieces connected......decent price for as many as I got!" —Roseann from Dayton, OH

    Get 18 composite pieces from Wayfair for $45.99.

    4. 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.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 $248.52.

    5. An embossed metal pot that'll look like chic yard decor but'll discreetly be where you store your garden hose.

    an embossed copper hose pot with a lid
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband loved this copper pot he received as a Father's Day gift last year, so I got him another one this year. Now our yard has matching hardware front and back. The pot and lid are the perfect hose storage that is so beautiful it gives the landscape an upgrade. The quality is in excellent condition one year in." —Naomi

    Get it from Amazon for $139.95.

    6. Or a hose holder that's a little more low maintenance and can still get the job done.

    a pretty, standing hose holder
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Easy to put together, seems very sturdy, and looks great. I love that I didn’t have to attach this to the house or use any tools and it’s still strong enough to hold up the hose." —Angela H.

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

    7. And a heavy duty hose you'll find to be super strong but very light, so you won't have fret about your plants or grass suffering.

    the thick black hose with brass ends
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've seen hoses like this on TV for years. I was a skeptic, but no more! It was like working with rope, but better. The ends have nice brass fitting, including a brass valve on one end. The hose is 18 feet long when the water is off. Under pressure it increases to about 50 feet. That's pretty amazing. Turn off the water and it quickly shrinks back to 18 feet. The best part is how little space this takes up compared to a standard 50-foot hose." —DJC

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in 50, 75, or 100 feet and seven colors).

    8. An electric pressure washer you can use to restore your deck or back patio to the way it looked when your first set foot on it — so clean you could eat off it! But...maybe don't.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Power washer was delivered Monday, it’s Wednesday and I have washed two cars, cleaned driveway and side walks, cleaned back fence and the work keeps piling up, everything I see now needs to be cleaned! This little dude does not back down, plenty of power and it's surprisingly not too loud. Soap dispensers work great, and the tips are easy to change." —Mar

    Get it from Amazon for $149.

    9. A garbage guard that'll keep pesky flies and other insects from congregating around your can.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 $8.61.

    10. A weather-resistant cedar pathway to add a little extra *somethin', somethin'* to your garden while also protecting your beloved flowers from being accidentally stomped on.

    a cedar path curving around a garden
    Amazon

    Get an 4-foot path from Amazon for $38.98.

    11. A wall-mount swimming pool skimmer that works alongside your filter pump, so you can save the lives of tiny creatures that accidentally find themselves going for a swim and ensure your water is free of leaves and other debris.

    a tiny basket with a tube attached underneath along the side of a pool
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This skimmer does exactly what it is supposed to do. Catches things like leaves and insects that fall into the pool, anything that is floating on the pool surface eventually gets pulled in. The surface of my 18-foot Intex pool was cleaned within just a couple of hours after installation. The box comes with everything you should need to install it, so you don't need to buy extra hoses or hose adapters. The skimmer came with two different types of mounting brackets and one of them fit my Ultraframe Intex pool perfectly, I know some people had to get creative with how they mounted their skimmers, but luckily I didn't have to. I would recommend purchasing this skimmer to anyone with one of the Intex pools, it saves a lot of extra work." —thisguy

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    12. Light-up flowers to make your boring old yard feel like Alice's Wonderland once nightfalls.

    an array of light up flowers glowing at night
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The pictures don't do these justice. At night my backyard looks like a scene from Avatar. The light itself is not bright, but the colors are very vibrant and intense. The color transition is gradual and glowing. They are hypnotic to watch. During the day they are unobtrusive and don't look too fake or artificial. The green leaves are very bendable, the stems of the flowers are somewhat pliable, and the cloth that makes up the petals can be smoothed and manipulated a bit so you can make them look different and more realistic. I've had them for a couple of weeks and so far they are performing perfectly. They are simply beautiful and we love them!" —Zavanna

    Get eight flowers (between two bunches) from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two color combos).

    13. A garden digging tool – it can be used with one hand so you can use the other to call your mom and say "wait, how much sunlight do these begonias need?"

    a model using one hand to grip the handle of the digging tool
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Works exactly like I'd hope it would. Even in clay soil. Great for spring planting. Recommended." —Brian

    Get it from The Grommet for $17.95 (available in two colors).

    14. A standing weeder (without the chemicals!) for anyone with a bad back who still wants an award-worthy lawn.

    amazon.com

    Made with a bamboo handle and powder-coated steel, it uses a simple lever system to made weeding easy.

    Promising review: "Oh my god, I friggin' love this tool. I bought this on a whim given we bought our first house and know nothing about caring for a yard. Boy has it come in handy. Our new house had a ton of weeds in the front yard and this tool helped me get most of them out in no time. In fact, the process of yanking out the weed was strangely satisfying! I don't think anyone can say that weeding is fun but this tool made it as close to fun as you can get, especially when you see a long root along with the weed you pulled." —JG

    Get it on Amazon for $35.95.

    15. A 3D printed geometric planter made from a fully biodegradable plastic so you can add a new accent piece to your yard guilt-free.

    One white and one black 3D-printed planter without any plants inside
    HD3D Printing / Etsy

    Promising review: "I love my pot. It's perfect and Austyn was really nice, answered all my questions pretty fast and didn't mind when I made a special request to get the pot in turquoise instead of black and white. I will definitely be ordering from here again." —Livi

    Get it from HD3D Printing on Etsy for $9.17+ (available in three colors and three sizes).

    16. Pruning shears, for anyone who has successfully created their own magical rose garden in their yard. Better get yourself a glass jar too to display it like in Beauty and the Beast.

    pruning sheers with a red handle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased these as a gift for my mother who gardens extensively. She thanked me again for them today declaring that these were the best pruners she has ever owned (she has been at it over 50 years). She cuts the branches off her trees and shrubs, then further trims them into small sections to fit in the recycle trash bags. It is her great joy to work in the yard made even my pleasant through the use of these pruners." —A. Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    17. A hedge trimmer that'll ensure your neighbors will be peeking over your fence to get a glimpse at how fabulous those bushes look.

    a model holding the hedge trimmer while trimming bushes
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Have hesitated for years to buy a hedge trimmer, but took the plunge on this one. I am pleasantly surprised, light weight easy to handle, cuts my shrubs back easily and trims my 10-foot tall Cyprus cedar with ease!! I'm 76, wish I had bought one years ago!!" —George Goddling

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    18. A bottle of Yard Odor Eliminator for anyone who loves their pup more than anything but would love them *a lot more* if they didn't have to inhale their pee every time they set foot in their backyard.

    a green bottle of yard odor eliminator
    Chewy

    Promising review: "We have two male dogs. Need I say more? The dog run has always had an odor even after watering down after spreading liquid, a cleaning product known to many people. Enter YARD ODOR! After using it just once, the odor was cut by 90% and after two applications, the odor is gone. So glad we tried it." —Roxy

    Get it from Chewy for $20.99.

    19. A raised garden bed squirrels and rabbits *hopefully* won't climb into so you can grow all the vegetables you'd need for your favorite salad.

    a raised dark brown woven garden bed
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great product! I bought two of these Keter planters. Each are filled with several herbs (basil, oregano, parsley, thyme), lettuce, annual flowers and a patio tomato. All are thriving. They are very eye-catching and turn out to be a conversation piece with anyone who visits. Make certain to use good garden soil." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $101.84.

    20. 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
    Amazon

    Get 10 from Amazon for $24.99.

    21. A leaf blower you can use all year long (not just in the fall) to clear debris off your patio or pathways.

    a model holding the leaf blower with an orange handle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I didn't expect such a powerful blower at this price. I have a large front and back yard 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 $37.

    22. And Leaf Scoops gloves for when fall does finally roll around and you find yourself staring at a massive pile of unkept leaves.

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

    These would definitely make me more interested in backyard clean-up.

    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 $24.95.

    23. An oscillating sprinkler with an adjustable spraying distance that'll make sure no spot of your lawn goes un-watered.

    a blue long metal sprinkler attached to a house in a lawn
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is how they used to make stuff. It's metal and designed to last. A very nice sprinkler. Everything works well and they put some thought into the design. Very happy with the purchase so far." —H. Reid

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98.

    24. A nice-looking shed you can use to store your garbage and recycling cans instead of letting the world take a peek at your trash.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Good quality. Easy to assemble. Parts are individually bagged and labeled. Holds two 32 gallon, round barrels — which is what I wanted it for. Very compact, which was a factor for where I had to put it." —Joe in Brooklyn

    Get it from Amazon for $256.98.

    Psst: you can also check out a similar shed in several sizes to find the right one to fit your space and needs.

    25. Edging stones that'll make all of your garden projects look a bit more complete and orderly — who wouldn't want that?

    tan rounded edging stones
    Lowe's

    Promising review: "I was looking for something to edge a new paver patio and my garden beds at the same time and came across these. After reading that another reviewer spray painted theirs, I was excited to buy them (as I didn't really love the tan color). So far I've bought about 50 of them, spray painted them and have them all lined up. They're very easy to break if you need a shorter section, and break nice and clean." —D

    Get them from Lowe's for $1.95 per stone.

    26. And a roll of fake grass, in case you already know you won't want to be bothered with trying to keep your yard looking like something you've seen on HGTV.

    a reviewer's dog sitting outside on the lush fake grass
    amazon.com

    My cousin put some of this in the small fenced-in area we hang out in in front of her apartment in Queens and it's been surprisingly great. It's easy to install, is environmentally friendly, and a loooot less work.

    Promising review: "We love it! We tried growing grass in our tiny backyard, but our dog was destroying it with his acid pee faster than we could repair it, and the grass only grew in patches. So we decided to line the yard and patio with river rock and put this artificial grass in the middle, and we couldn't be happier! It looks so colorful and clean, and no more brown spots! Very easy to clean off, drains well, and so far has stayed in place." —ProudMommy1

    Get it from Amazon for $75.99+ (available in 4 ft by 7 ft up to 13 ft by 82 ft).

    What I'm hoping my backyard will eventually look like:

    Taylor Swift

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