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    Updated on Feb 7, 2019. Posted on May 31, 2018

    27 Things That'll Upgrade Your Backyard So You Never Want To Leave

    Whether you have a huge yard, a patio, or a small balcony, we have something for you.

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

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    Get it from Target for $279.99.

    2. An adorable wagon planter for your diva plants who like to be moved around in different weather conditions.

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    Promising review: "Oh, so pretty! I purchased two of these and assembled them in my living room. Since I was planning to use them in two garden areas outside, I sprayed them thoroughly with a clear matte protective coat. They are beautiful additions to my gardens. Just love them! (A helpful tip: the wheels are likely to come off with the fasteners provided. I super glued them to insure stability)." —Joyce Nalley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. A pack of faux butterflies to add even more color to your already-beautiful garden.

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    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!" —Thomas P.

    Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $5.99.

    4. A cast-iron fire pit that'll make your house the go-to spot for s'mores and barbecues.

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    Promising review: "It is a breeze to set up, tighten a few screws and done! I love it and it's a great value. It comes with all the parts, inside grate, screen, handle to lift screen and cover." —Marlene

    Get it from Walmart or Hayneedle for $89.

    5. A set of solar-powered pineapple lights so your backyard paths stay lit in the most adorable way possible.

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    Promising review: "Highly recommended and I think it would make a nice gift to family and friends. The bulbs give off a beautiful warm glow, and make our patio look so pretty! They charge up quickly, even if the day is partly sunny, and the lights are on for several hours. On a sunny day, I've seen the lights up til 4-5 am." —Lizhi Lin

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    6. A giant hammock you'll be able to cozy up in and never want to get out of. Say goodbye to your social life now.

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    Promising review: "So beautiful and well made. I was worried the navy would be super bright but it was a perfect dark shade of blue. It is super super large which is great for a few kids to pile into without argument! I'm so very happy with it!" —Amanda

    Get it from Walmart or Hayneedle for $164.98.

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

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    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." —Brenda Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $232.99+.

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

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    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." —RLEnglish

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    9. A simple potting bench that you can upgrade with some paint and tile, or leave as is — either way, it's cute and functional.

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    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." —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." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    10. A cheeky sign you'll appreciate if you pretty much end up killing everything.

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    Get it from 81 Metal Art on Etsy for $26.

    11. A soft-top gazebo that'll give your backyard some 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!

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    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!" —Elizabeth G.

    Get it from Amazon for $383.49, and get mosquito netting for $69 and curtains for $47.

    12. A mini, tabletop fireplace with a chic glass barrier to make dinners and game nights so much better.

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    Get it from One Man Garage on Etsy for $29+ (available with or without the rocks and sand).

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

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    Get it from One Man Garage on Etsy for $25+ (available in 10 colors).

    14. A pergola that'll totally transform your outdoor seating area. Get creative and string lights (more to come on that!) or plant vines around it.

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    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." —Alligatorsam

    Get it from Amazon for $978.99.

    15. A pack of outdoor globe string lights to hang on your new pergola or around your yard so it feels like a magical fairy land.

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    Promising review: "They are long — 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!!!" —Ms. Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99 (available in three wire colors).

    16. A macrame hanging chair for your porch that you'll need for some R and R after a long day.

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    Get it from Pier 1 Imports for $104.99 (available in five colors).

    17. A super-cool concrete planter that'll definitely...wait for it...turn some heads.

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    Get it from Wish Creatives on Etsy for $54 (available in three styles).

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

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    Get it from Home Depot for $127.99 or from Jet for $159.99.

    19. A colorful glass marker for clearly indicating which of your newly planted vegetables is which.

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

    20. A lil' plant stand so your herb garden can finally have their very own home.

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    Get it from Pier 1 Imports for $85.45.

    21. Speaking of herbs, a punny pot to hold your favorite plants that you will never get tired laughing at.

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    Get it from Plant Puns on Etsy for $21.95+ (available in nine twine colors).

    22. A beautiful agate wind chime that'll be perfect to listen to while you're curled up in the hammock and reading a book.

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    Promising review: "I ordered this wind chime and was NOT disappointed. It's a stunning color, eye-catching design, and very melodic chimes. I absolutely love it! The artist that makes these sends you a PDF of the story behind the agate slices and packages the wind chime very carefully to ensure safe delivery to you. I had read reviews where folks had some troubles 'untangling' the chimes — it's twisted very tight (I expect that keeps it from getting damaged during shipping) and I was a little bit challenged unravelling it, but it was an exercise well worth it! The artist follows up with you to ensure you are extremely happy with the product, so customer service with this product is A++. Highly recommend if you are looking for something beautiful to add to your garden." —Aud

    Get it from Amazon for $21.88.

    23. A seven-piece sectional sofa and table set for midday naps in the sun — oh, and for entertaining people I guess.

    Walmart

    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. Also, the shipping box is HUGE! I recommend having a pickup truck when you choose store pickup, however, I have a small SUV, and all I did was unpack the box in the parking lot and fit all the pieces in my SUV (a Walmart associate was nice enough to help). All in all, for the price, it is a great value." —MissPatron23

    Get it from Walmart for $419+ (available in two colors) or from Jet for $424.

    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.

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    Get it from Hayneedle or Jet for $187.88.

    25. A whicker egg chair on a stand that you can snuggle up in. Just make sure you leave a sign on it with your name because we do not share in this house.

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    Get it from Walmart of Hayneedle for $299.98.

    26. A stylish outdoor rug so your outside space feels more home-y and put together.

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    Get it from All Modern for $64.99+ (available in four sizes).

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

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    Get it from All Modern for $419.99 (available in three colors).

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

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