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    27 Things For Your Backyard To Help You Have The Best Fall Ever

    From candy corn-shaped bowling to an outdoor projector you can use on game day, fall is likely to become your favorite time of year.

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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 $9.20.

    2. 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.

    3. A set of LED pathway lights to ensure you won't trip over your own feet while letting your dog in and out of the yard.

    lantern lights on stakes lining a set of stairs

    Promising review: "These lights are amazing! They light up from dusk till dawn, and the assembly and installation was so easy, a child could do it. They are completely made of plastic; would be nice if there was a fully metal option. I love the modern design." —SarahSTL

    Get a set of six from Target for $35.

    4. Or solar-powered LED garden lights that'll change colors and create the illusion of rising bubbles that'll make your yard feel like an escape to Alice's Wonderland while still ensuring you can see where you're going in during those deliciously crisp fall evenings.

    Solar powered lights in different colors lighting up a pathway
    Yang's Choice Store

    Promising review: "I actually got these for my visually impaired daughter, and they work wonderfully! Beautiful, bright, and entertaining! Best part is that they are solar-powered, so there's no need to buy a ton of batteries!" —Michelle MacIntosh

    Get it from Yang's Choice Store on Etsy for $18.99.

    5. 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

    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.

    6. 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 $29.78.

    7. And Leaf Scoops gloves for when fall 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 $28.95.

    8. An oversized block stacking game that'll entice everyone in your household to put down their phone for a bit and step into the yard to get some fresh air while indulging in some *friendly* competition.,

    The set comes with 54 pieces and can be stacked up to 4 feet! It can also be played indoors when the weather gets too cold.

    Promising review: "Bought this for a gift for an adult. The kids (ages 4-5) were so excited they wanted to play it right away and they did great! Lots of fun for all ages. Sturdy construction, smooth blocks slide well. Nice black carrying case fits everything. Came with a large wooden die that we did not use because we just took turns. Highly recommend." —CassH

    Get it from Amazon for $44.89.

    9. 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

    Promising review: "We have two male dogs. Need I say more? The dog run 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.

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

    Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "Power washer was delivered Monday, it’s Wednesday and I have washed two cars, cleaned driveway and sidewalks, 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.

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

    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 $36.95.

    12. 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).

    13. A nice-looking shed you can use to store your garbage and recycling cans instead of letting the world glance at your trash.,

    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.

    14. 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 $16.99+ (available in 27, 48, and 97 feet).

    15. A gourd-geous lumbar pillow you can toss onto your outdoor seating for a comfortable and cute autumn accent.

    pillow with gourds pattern
    DWCreationsLLC / Etsy

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful and quaint pillow. It's perfect for my fall/Thanksgiving decorating. So well-made. I'm very happy😍" —Christy Kelley

    Get it from DWCreationsLLC on Etsy for $22.49.

    16. A set of rustic wooden planters you can fill with all kinds of lovely fall flowers — they'll look so lovely next to your freshly picked pumpkins.

    three wooden barrel pots with plants in them

    Promising review: "These little planters are so pretty! They are perfect for succulents or small flowers and can be used indoors or outdoors. They do not have a drain hole but I was able to easily drill one in the bottom. Each one has handles on both sides. You could use these for decorations at birthdays, baby showers, etc., or for decor in the home with faux flowers, and many other things. I was really happy with them." —LadyTsotsos_Beauty

    Get three from Amazon for $39.98.

    17. A portable projector you can set up in your yard for the ultimate game day watching experience each Sunday.

    a mother and child watching a disney movie using the cinemood in their yard
    cinemood_usa / thehealthymouse / Via

    My husband and I recently tested this out on a wall in our apartment and it was pretty freakin' cool! I love Jessica McDonald's (@thehealthymouse on Instagram) setup for watching Disney movies with her tyke! I can totally see laying out cozy blankets, pillows, and a tent for an outdoor movie night the entire fam will enjoy. This pocket-sized gadget has the capability of streaming Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube.

    Promising review: "I was so excited when I came across Cinemood, because we had been searching for an alternative for my child’s room. The sleep timer is perfect because she likes to listen to lullabies before bed, and we often read the stories as well. Shadow puppets just blew her mind away, super cool! I enjoy finding new devices I can try, and this one surely did not disappoint. I originally bought it for the kids, but I’ve actually used it for movie nights, our friends are always impressed. I look forward to using it outdoors this spring!" —Elixir Premium Lab

    Get it from Amazon for $349.95.

    18. And an inflatable 14-foot screen to accompany the projector, because you might as well go all-out if you're going to be spending more time than ever in your yard, right?

    the blow up screen showing a football game

    Promising review: "I purchased this inflatable screen for an evening fall activity for the family. After inflating and using I am wondering why in the world I didn’t buy earlier for the summer too. I wanted to see if I could inflate and set up this movie screen alone before asking for an extra hand. Good news, you can ! The directions were easy to follow and it’s only three steps. If anyone has those fun Christmas inflatables, it’s the same type of thing. In a matter of minutes the screen was inflated." —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    19. 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 $89.95 (available in nine styles).

    20. 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 20 lb-to-1 lb propane adapter and hooked up my 20 lb 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 black, green, or red).

    21. Or a fancy firepit that'll also double as a wood fire grill and make you feel like you just became the owner of a off-the-beaten path, trendy backyard restaurant.

    Breeo, breeoco / Via

    My dad recently got one of these to test out and has been so excited to take his grilling *and* backyard game to the next level. Not only does this fire pit look awesome and provide a cozy place for your family to hangout, but because it's made with a specific COR-TEN material you'll be able to cook all kinds of things right along the edges. Pretty freakin' cool. If you'd rather *not* place your steak directly on the pit, you can go for their grill grate and cook it above the flames.

    Get it from Breeo for $399.

    22. 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 $35.99.

    23. 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 $55.98.

    24. 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 $57.89.

    25. Or a set of comfy chairs you and your bestie can curl up in for a good old gossip sesh while sipping on Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

    the cozy chairs with charcoal fixtures and white cushions

    Get a set of two from Novogratz on Amazon for $489.

    26. An oversized outdoor blanket you'll pat yourself on the back for buying after you treat yourself to a delicious spread of snacks and have yourself a darn good day in your own backyard. What could be better?

    a stack of patterned blankets in different colors with fringed edges
    TurkishDowry / Etsy

    Promising review: "I purchased the Turkish blanket in gray. It washed up beautifully on gentle cycle with warm water and dried in dryer on medium. It is soft and very cozy! I bought the burgundy blanket for my daughter! It is a wonderful blanket and I highly recommend it! The shipping was incredibly fast!" —Peggy Kessel

    Get it from TurkishDowry on Etsy for $25.60 (available in 16 colors).

    27. And a 10.5-foot inflatable Oogie Boogie 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 very tall green, glowing oogie boogie inflatable
    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "This is a great item if you want something BIG to express celebration for Halloween. It's over 10 feet tall!! It's very easy to assemble and comes with many other pieces to help keep it secure (i.e prevent it from simply blowing away). You literally just plug it in and done! Takes about three minutes to fully inflate. The unique design keeps it sturdy. I'm very impressed. This is going to be a great addition to our Halloween decoration collection. It's also nice that it doesn't take up much space when deflated. Plus I think it looks really cool." —MilwaukeeToolLover

    Get it from The Home Depot for $149.

    You, knowing you're going to have a wonderful fall day in the comfort of your own backyard:

    The Walt Disney Company

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