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    30 Things That'll Make You Want To Spend All Summer In Your Backyard

    Why go out when you could just hang out in your backyard?

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    1. A giant hammock with a pretty fringe detailing you'll never want to get out of. Say goodbye to all your summer plans now.


    Promising review: "We ended up purchasing two of these hammocks. They are large and roomy. Easy to hang up. This hammock would not be considered for camping or backpacking unless you're prepared to carry a heavy load. On the other hand it is perfect for a backyard get away or balcony retreat. Beautiful, sturdy, comfortable and very roomy. This hammock is exactly what what I wanted." β€”RedMolly250

    Get it on sale from Hayneedle for $95.78 (originally $106.99).

    2. Or! A hammock chair that 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!" β€”BN-Katy TX

    Get it from Amazon from $59.97 (available in two colors).

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


    Promising review: "This is a excellent way to add a little 'pop' to your garden without going crazy. Inexpensive and you get a lot of butterflies with many different colors to choose from to accent your different color flowers. Sometimes by picking the right color against a certain flower, the butterfly comes to life and looks real!" β€”Thomas P.

    Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $1.89 (available on Prime from other sellers).

    4. A cast-iron fire pit guaranteed to make your house the go-to spot for s'mores and barbecues. Ahhh, I feel cozy just looking at this!


    Promising review: "We love this fire pit. It's good and heavy, was easy to put together and the simple style of the the fire pit was just what we were looking for. It is certainly big enough for our purposes. It's simple in style, heavy, attractive and we are very pleased with this purchase." β€”Elizabeth

    Get it from Walmart for $112.30.

    5. A simple potting bench that you can upgrade with some paint and tile, or leave as is. Either way, it's cute, functional, and will make a great spot for planting or even outdoor cooking.

    Tarynitup /, Amazon Customer /

    Left photo review: "This potting bench was more than I expected for the price! My husband is thrilled to finally have a place to pot flowers, and it looks nice in the yard as well. It arrived quickly and was easy to assemble." β€”Tarynitup

    Right photo review: "I love it but not exactly what I wanted. The one I wanted was over 400 dollars, so I improvised with five cans of spray paint and $14 worth of tile. I love it and now it fits perfectly with the exterior of my house. Oh and much heavier. 😊 Now to put some herbs and plants on it." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $81.99.

    6. A cheeky planter sign you'll appreciate if you pretty much end up killing everything you touch β€” *cough cough,* me.

    81 Metal Art / Etsy

    Get it from 81 Metal Art on Etsy for $26 (available in three sizes).

    7. A three-piece wicker patio set that'll survive the weather...and all those summer parties you're about to throw.


    Get it on sale from Target for $255 (originally $299.99).

    8. An adorable wagon cart for your best plants (yes, we all have our favorites!) that you can enjoy outside during the summer and then indoors in the winter.


    Promising review: "Cart is adorable. Looks great in the courtyard. I am using it to grow pots of herbs. It arrived very quickly and well packaged. It's extremely easy to put together, just attach and tighten eight screws. Everything came in box, plant stand, screws, allen wrench and instructions. Took about five minutes to put together. Really pleased with this product and the seller." β€”Lorie Katz

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99+ (available in two colors).

    9. A mini, tabletop fireplace with a chic glass barrier to make dinners and game nights sooo much better. Imagine eating around the table with this lighting up the night β€” ahh, it's just so quaint.

    One Man Garage / 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 for $10.95.

    Get it from One Man Garage on Etsy for $29+.

    10. A set of solar-powered flower lights β€” hello, it doesn't get any cuter β€” so your backyard paths stay lit in the most adorable way possible.


    Promising review: "These lilies are awesome for several reasons. In daylight they are colorful, look like real flowers and add ambiance, but nothing compared to what happens when the sun goes down. It reminds me of being a kid during a summer night in Disneyland's Magic Kingdom of Disneyland. They are that colorful with such sparkling lights of vibrant color, that the whole back patio comes alive like it has never done before. An excellent product and would recommended." β€”Kevin Brown

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $23.99 (available in three colors).

    11. A pergola to totally transform your outdoor seating area and give you another great reason to throw more barbecues. Dinner is at your place!

    Promising (and very helpful) review: "As others have said, this is a one day project for two folks, better with three. The varnish coating of the wood from the factory is a light coating. I added one coat of marine varnish on top, and it sealed it up very nicely. And looks great. I applied the varnish after the pergola was erected, and it took a good six hours to cover everything. Was also a little scary trying to reach towards the middle when on a ladder to cover the 2x2s. If you are going to paint, it would be much easier to paint before assembly.

    When running the 2x2s over the top, it is best to put one screw in the end, then walk the boards one screw at a time. Some come a little warped and curved from the factory. Using a jib and a pry bar, you can walk them straight." β€”Alligatorsam

    Get it from Amazon for $1,198.99 (also available in a smaller size here).

    12. A beautiful agate wind chime that'll be the most relaxing thing to listen to while you curl up in your new hammock and read a book.

    Virgo Vibrations / Etsy

    Get it from Virgo Vibrations on Etsy for $25.

    13. A not-for-the-faint-of-heart, humorous, and very hungry dinosaur to add to your garden gnome collection.

    Promising review: "I started a miniature gnome collection, little gnome houses, gnomes, windmills, mushrooms, etc. I'm even going to make a river. I'm getting the flower bed ready in the meantime. And then I find this Godzilla! The gnome garden just took a dark turn! I cannot wait for this all to be complete. The Godzilla will be the centerpiece of it all. He is as advertised. About 9" tall. Good details. Not too heavy as he is resin, but will be good for the garden. He makes me laugh every time I look at him. So pleased with this purchase." β€”RLEnglish

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    14. A steel cactus torch for keeping the mosquitos away. However, it's so cool and ~sharp-looking~ that it probably won't repel humans, so do with that what you will.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this torch. It looks good as just a piece of art in the yard. But it is a large tiki torch. And you can put a light inside it for different type of ambient lighting as it has holes in it. I'm going to get the bigger one too. Arrived on time without damage. Easy to put together. You will love the look of it if you like a southwest theme. Fits right in here where I live." β€”Brenda Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $279 (available in two sizes).

    15. A sleek standing cooler with a detachable tub for keeping your refreshments chilled during your weekend cookouts.

    The Home Depot

    Get it from The Home Depot for $169.86.

    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.

    One Man Garage / Etsy

    Get it from One Man Garage on Etsy for $24.80+ (available in 10 colors).

    17. A seven-piece sectional sofa and table set for midday naps in the sun β€” oh, and for entertaining people, I guess.


    Promising review: "We just moved into a rental town home and needed a patio set that was both beautiful and functional. For the price, this set can not be beat. I love that it is a modular set, and you can arrange it into different configurations. I put this set together by myself, and it took me about two hours. There were some times where the holes didn't match up perfectly, but I found that if you moved the piece a certain way, it fit. No re-drilling required. All in all, for the price, it is a great value." β€”MissPatron23

    Get it from Walmart for $498.89 (available in two colors).

    18. A soft-top gazebo to give your backyard a bit of luxury and provide some much-needed shade on toasty days. You can even add some curtains for more privacy or to keep the 'squitos out!,

    Promising review: "I love this gazebo! The fence defines the space but is not intrusive and LOVE how the serving shelf goes up and down. It was easy to assemble. I watched the assembly video first and it made set up simple and clear. You'll want two people and a step ladder but it went quick. It is very heavy and high quality. It has plenty of places to hang plants and has a spot for a chandelier in the middle. The canopy fits snug, and was a little tricky to get the last side attached, but wasn't too hard. Can't wait to use it this summer and for many years to come!" β€”Elizabeth G.

    Get it from Amazon for $349.99, and get mosquito netting for $54 and curtains for $46.

    19. A stylish, geometric outdoor rug so your outside space feels just as homey and put together as your living room. After all, you're going to be spending most of your time outside!

    All Modern

    Get it from All Modern for $56.99+ (available in four sizes).

    20. A pack of outdoor globe string lights to hang around your yard so it feels like a magical fairy land.,

    Promising review: "They are long β€” you get 50 feet of awesomeness! I had a party this weekend and got tons of compliments on our string light bulbs! They are big enough to be seen from afar, and give the warm atmosphere outdoors. I got the regular white ones, with the black cord, and glad I did! The light bulbs came wrapped in separate box, and are so far working great!! Highly recommend. Fast shipping and easy assembling. Thank you!!!" β€”Ms. Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in three wire colors and two sizes).

    21. Cutie glass markers for clearly indicating which of your newly planted vegetables is which. Dream garden, here you come!

    Slate Glass / Etsy

    Get it from Slate Glass on Etsy for $5.50 (available in 22 colors).

    22. A hummingbird feeder that'll give you the best backyard entertainment while feeding all the lil' birdies in your neighborhood. That's a win-win in my book. /

    Promising review: "This feeder has it all: Easy to clean, large 32-oz. capacity, and it's inexpensive. I like the fact it is all red, no other colors to attract bees. All around, this feeder is a bargain and a pleasure to use." β€”Cynthia

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.10.

    23. A bubble glass torch with a metal wrap detailing that takes tiki torches to the next level. Bye, bye, mosquitos β€” hello, trendy chic backyard.


    Promising review: "Purchased four of these along with citronella oil to place near our patio table, which sits on one side of our large, rectangular patio. For the price I really wasn't expecting these to be so well made, and for the metal poles to fit together so tightly making them very sturdy. What a wonderful surprise! They are very sturdy (no wobble at all) and when lit the blue glass looks so pretty as the flame casts light over them. I loved them so much I order three more and configured the seven torches evenly around the entire patio. Highly recommend, especially if you are like me and not into the bamboo/wood look of traditional torches, and want something a little snazzier for your outdoor space." β€”Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. A small fountain you'll love if you don't have the space for a pond or waterfall, but still want to hear the soothing sound of running water. I wonder if I can fit this in my tiny apartment...


    Promising review: "Placed this fountain outside our front door to provide some zen ambiance. It is very attractive at night when the lights are on - and yes there are lights in the bottom and middle tiers. Water flow is robust even on low setting but sounds just like a small water fall." β€”Donald

    Get it from Hayneedle for $260.13.

    25. A concrete planter that'll definitely β€” wait for it β€” turn some heads.

    Lil' London Allotment

    Get it Lil' London Allotment from on Etsy for $40.43.

    26. A canopy sunshade that can offer up some sweet relief from the harsh heat and let you stay outside 'til your heart's content.


    Promising review: "Worked perfectly. Only took about 30 minutes to install. It is wonderful. We'll probably be purchasing more in different sizes for other areas around the house. Louisiana heat and humidity is a nightmare during the summer. The sun shade is a great way to combat that inexpensively." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in five sizes and four colors).

    27. A tiered plant stand so your herb garden can thrive and ~grow~ to new heights.

    Get it from Pier 1 Imports for $71.96.

    28. Oh, and speaking of herbs, a punny pot to hold your favorite plants that you'll never get tired laughing at.

    Grow With Gracee / Etsy

    Be sure to check out the shop's home page for more cute planters!

    Get it from Grow With Gracee on Etsy for 15.95+ (available in nine twine colors).

    29. A patio daybed with a retractable canopy that'll most likely replace your social life. "Sorry, I can't go out tonight I have to burrow in my backyard daybed." β€”you


    Promising review: "Overall look is great. Be prepared to assemble. It isn't fast. Not hard, but lots of screws. The quality once put together is pretty darn good. This isn't a 5 star resort daybed, but very sturdy. Cushions are good. Smaller sized bed, but that's what we needed. Cushion color is light tan so you'll want to keep it clean with a cover." β€”Smithone

    Get it from Amazon for $659.99.

    30. And a three-piece dining set because eating inside during the summer on a sunny day should be a crime.

    All Modern

    Promising review: "This outdoor dining set is much nicer than the photo indicates. Each piece is very heavy, and the wood is beautiful. The surface should probably have a few coats of polyurethane to better protect it from stains and outdoor elements. I also bought a cover to protect the set between uses. This set could easily cost twice the amount that I paid for it. Pros: Exceptional beauty of the rustic set, and sturdy for outdoor use. Cons: Could use additional topcoat of polyurethane on wood surfaces." β€”Marvin

    Get it from All Modern for $403.99 (available in three colors).

    Here's to backyard parties and midday naps in the sun.


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