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    30 Products To Transform Your Yard Into Magical Getaway

    "If you need me, I will be in the backyard." —you until winter

    1. A set of cutie pots you can hang on balcony railings or to create a fun plant wall, or just styled on a shelf. Either way, there will be more fresh flowers headed to your darling garden patio!

    plant shelf with the different white pots
    reviewer image of a wood pallet on its side with hanging pots

    The set comes with hangers!

    Promising review: "These are so cute!! I made a plant wall out of them and they look great. They are a bit smaller than I was expecting, but all of my flowers fit in them." —Betty Pace

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $18.99 (available in black, white, and multicolor sets).

    2. String lights (obviously!!!) that'll set the entire nighttime ambience for your patio. Really, they just make everything more magical.

    patio with lights hung above

    Promising review: "Excellent product. Two key important things to keep in mind: Don't try to hang them before removing the bulbs, and don't connect more than three strands together. Highly recommend. Great product for an affordable price." —Devle86

    Get a 25-foot strand from Amazon for $15.99.

    3. A raised garden bed perfect for either flowers, herbs, or veggies so every time you walk in the backyard, you're greeted by lush greenery. 

    reviewer image of garden bed with small plants growing
    different reviewer's garden bed filled with flowers

    Promising review: "This was one of the best purchases I’ve made on Amazon. It was easy to assemble and the finished product looks great in my backyard. I planted two tomato plants in the top tier and one in the second tier flanked on each side with basil plants. On the lowest tier I planted lemon cucumbers." —Lewis F. Celli

    Get it from Amazon for $65.99.

    4. A pergola featuring a weather-repellant, durable canopy you can retract on the days you want less shade and more sun. Creating the perfect entertainment spot just got easier with this in your yard!

    Promising review: "This arrived even earlier than what was quoted. It took 2 people, but we had it up in a couple of hours. It’s sturdy and wasn’t difficult to put together. Overall we are very happy with the purchase and we love how it looks on the patio. For the price, this is a great value!" —Ilyse Moore

    Get it from Amazon for $439+ (available in three sizes).

    5. And if you, like me, saw the couch in the photo above and thought, "I need" then a four-piece outdoor sectional with plenty of seating for entertaining. Can I come over!!!

    sectional styled outside

    Includes a corner seat, left corner bench, right corner bench, and a table.

    Promising review: "We love this outdoor furniture set. We have had it for three years and it still looks great. Of course the white cushions have shown some use but structurally it is perfect!" —Maurica F.

    Get it from Overstock for $977.76 (originally ; available in three colors).

    6. A hammock chair – it was basically designed for you and all your summer reads. Really, this is a match made in heaven.

    Promising review: "There is a reason people still hang hammocks from their trees. And this hammock chair is a perfect example! The wood frame is very sturdy, the knots are well done and the fabric is soooooo soft. I'm 150 lbs. and it held me beautifully, like a babe in the womb. And it holds my husband's 200-lb. frame easily as well. The day it was hung I sat in it for hours and even took a little siesta. Heaven! The only problem I have is that now we need another one because my husband and I fight over who gets to sit in it! Fantastic product! Best money I've spent in a long time!" —BN-Katy TX

    Get it from Amazon from $38.71 (available in three colors).

    7. A sail canopy to give your patio a bit of shade if it's dead center in the sun's path. Cool down under your fancy new shade with a *cracks can* crisp, cold bevvy.

    sail canopy hanging over patio hanging area

    Promising review: "This shade sale worked perfectly to provide morning and afternoon shade and looks fabulous. I like that the way the design looks. It was easy to install, and has held up to the monsoons of summer quite well. I am purchasing another one for the horse pen! Five stars." —Laura P.

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in seven sizes and 13 colors/prints).

    8. Outdoor curtains for a Martha Stewart aesthetic that'll have your guests asking if she herself came and decorated your yard. They're durable, we

    reviewer image of the curtains added to patio and tied up on the sides
    different reviewer image of pergola with curtains and tied to the pole

    Promising review: "We bought these curtains to use on our outdoor patio a few months ago and so far I am very satisfied. The sun is brutal in the afternoon on our patio and these curtains allows us to enjoy the patio no matter what time of day we go outside. They are well made, soft to the touch and block the sun well." —Kwomack

    Get it from Amazon for $21.75+ (available in eight sizes and seven colors).

    9. A large umbrella to offer up some additional shade at your favorite hang-out spots in the backyard. The canopy is made with a double-coated polyester, and is water-resistant, UV protected and fade-resistant. It even features air vents!

    large umbrella opened up next to pool to shade pool chairs

    Promising review: "This is by far the best thing for my sun scorched patio. We always would avoid the setting sun in the Summer. Now, this product fits our bill. It is heavy and high quality. I highly recommend this one. You need to have an extra helper when you assemble this umbrella. Again, it is heavy. Enjoy!" —AtlastDriver

    Get it from Amazon for $399.99 (available in champagne and red, and in a bigger size).

    10. A pack of butterfly stakes that'll add even more color to your already-beautiful planters.

    reviewer image of stakes
    different reviewer image of butterflies added to pits with plants

    Promising review: "This is one of the best products I've found in a long time. I have given as gifts, created a Mother's Day Basket, and have them tucked into potted plants on the patio. So far they have survived rain, snow, and wind. Price is such that you can give as a gift without breaking the bank." —Margaret

    Get a 50-piece set from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A cast iron fire pit so you can bring camping coziness straight to your backyard. Jokes on everyone, you actually *won't* be leaving your patio this summer.

    gif of fire pit with fire burning

    Promising review: " This is a great value and it was very easy to assemble! We used it recently and found it to be a great addition to our backyard and it helped keep the mosquitoes away! As the weather has gotten colder at nights I’ve been impressed by how sturdy the fire pit is and by the wonderful heat that it provides us!" —Arthur Glauberman

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    12. A crawfish table that'll turn any trash can or barrel into a primetime eatin' crawfish space. Your patio just became the place to be. What time is the boil???

    pic of boil inside of the table compartments
    the table attached to a trash can
    Crawfish Tables

    Crawfish Tables is based in Houston. This small biz had the genius idea of using sturdy ABS plastic to make a tabletop that attaches to any standard trash can. The table features two paper towel holders, four drink holders, four condiment holders, and two bungee cords to attach to any trash can or barrel.

    Promising review: "This thing works amazing and was a hit with our friends. We used for a shrimp boil and little touches like the paper towel holders and bungee cords to hold them to the trash can were so genius. Thank you guys!" —Darlene

    Get it from Crawfish Tables on Etsy for $93.

    13. A chaise lounge chair practically designed for you to never leave. Featuring a side table perfect for coffee, this will become your go-to spot no doubt. 

    Safavieh wooden chair with white cushions

    Promising review: "It's not only beautiful, but it's also sturdy. The back adjusts up and down easily. I can move the chair with little effort by lifting one end and rolling on the two wheels. The cushion isn't amazing, just like most outdoor cushions, but you could throw a thick towel (or a blanket) onto it for more comfort. It ties to keep it from sliding. There is a slide out table, which is perfect for storing a drink, a phone, a book, etc. It slides out either direction." —LSK

    Get it from Amazon for $267.99+ (available in eight colors).

    14. Interlocking Teak tiles to transport your backyard to some tropical getaway. Oh, it's just your patio? Feels like a dang outdoor spa to us!

    Backyard patio covered with the tiles
    different reviewer backyard with them set up around fire pit

    Promising review: "Living in Hawaii you have to select wise items that are weather-, salt-, and red dirt–proof, etc... In total I ordered 11 boxes to complete my yoga deck. I have a few left over to make steps on the back. Very pleased and happy. May order more for an outdoor shower project!" —Adazzle

    Get 10 sq. ft from Amazon for $77.99.

    15. A three-piece bistro set with two chairs and matching table (and glass top!). This boho-meets-modern set is peeerfect for small spaces, so go ahead and utilize that 6x6-foot slab in the backyard.

    Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for. Construction seems sturdy. Dimensions and style were perfect for the small patio space I was looking to get use out of, and the egg shape of the chairs is very comfortable. I paired them with a seagrass outdoor rug, faux fur chair pads, a beanbag style poof footstool and some boho throw pillows, and love how the space was instantly transformed. I highly recommend this set." —Baby blues

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in three colors).

    16. A vintage "camper" birdhouse you can build and customize with paint so your birdies have a way cuter house than any of us ever will.

    birdhouse assembled and hanging from tree
    different style of birdhouse
    One Man Garage / Etsy

    This darling small business is based in Nashville, TN and sells so many great pieces that would make lovely gifts. Seriously, go check out their entire Etsy page to see all of the wonderful things they're creating at One Man Garage.

    Promising review: "That was a really fun little project! It felt delicate and I thought I was going to break it while snapping pieces into place... but it held strong! Can’t wait to put it outside for the birds in the springtime." —Jennifer

    Get it from One Man Garage on Etsy for $24.