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    35 Things For Your Backyard You'll Probably Wish You'd Bought Years Ago

    Get ready to take your at-home outdoor sanctuary to the next level.

    1. 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).

    2. A stylish 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.

    3. Or 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.

    4. A watering can that'll help you channel your inner-elephant and ~never forget~ to water your plants.

    5. A canopy to provide shade for you and your friends while you ~throw shade~ about the other people in your lives.

    6. A mini pool that fits three grown adults so you can pretend you're on vacation in the Hamptons instead of your apartment's tiny patio.

    7. A pair of lounge chairs you'd easily find poolside at a resort in Hawaii.

    8. Or a four-piece set of rattan furniture so everyone will have a spot of their own where they can unwind.

    9. Playful animals you can hang from plants or trees in your yard to add some ~wild style~ to your decor.

    10. 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.

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

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

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

    14. 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.

    15. 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.

    16. An aesthetically pleasing outdoor garbage can so you can still be a lil' trashy but make it ~fashun~.

    17. Flamingo lawn ornaments you'll love so much you'll want to name them and make them part of the family.

    18. Or 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.

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

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

    21. Classic gardening tools because THIS will be the year you finally flex your green thumb.

    22. A hanging hammock chair for the ultimate chill spot where you can listen to your podcasts or take a nap in peace.

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

    24. A turtle sandbox from the '90s that, if you had one, was the ultimate sign your parents loved you (or desperately needed a way to keep you busy).

    25. A chic bird bath that'll make your yard look so beautiful and keep you entertained since you'll be able to watch as an array of feathered friends visit.

    26. A melamine pitcher with a playful design, perfect for filling with freshly squeezed lemonade or margaritas (you do, YOU!) for backyard hangs.

    27. And melamine dinner plates you can use to enjoy a meal as the sun sets in your backyard. Doesn't that sound delightful?

    28. A waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker, so you'll never have to fumble with headphone wires at the beach or pool again.

    29. A glittery pool tube that'll look absolutely spectacular in the Instagram pics you'll definitely be taking at home in your pool this summer. Hope your mom's photo skills have improved since last year!

    30. An oversized game of tic-tac-toe you can either use as decor or gather your squad for some old fashioned gaming.

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

    32. A confetti-print throw pillow you can toss onto your outdoor furniture to give it a fresh, new look.

    33. A picnic table that'll easily attach onto your fence or a tree to give your bushy-tailed buddies a comfortable place to dine.

    34. 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.

    35. And an outdoor pizza oven that'll make every party a pizza party — and everyone knows there's nothing better than a pizza party.

    There's only one thing left to do now that your yard is going to be more fabulous than ever:

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