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    Jun 30, 2020

    21 Products That'll Help You Enjoy Your Backyard Even More

    Items to help you garden, play, relax, and simply enjoy your outdoor space.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A vertical planter that'll let you grow a veritable bounty of greenery, herbs, and flowers — even if your outdoor space is limited.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The set comes with a saucer and five stacking planters. They also have drainage in the bottom of each saucer so if you water the top, it'll trickle down to the other levels.

    Promising review: "Used for strawberry plants. The planter was extremely easy to assemble and works perfectly for my needs. Love how watering the top layers will also water the lower layers via the drainage system. Nice product!" —Fellow Amazon shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95 (available in three colors).

    2. A set of cement wall planters to adorn the outside of your home with a touch of greenery, making it more — well — homey.

    medium and small half circle cement planters on a wall
    Jungalow

    Get them from Jungalow for $55.

    3. A backyard soccer net for impromptu matches where you don't have to argue about what *actually* counts as a goal.

    small soccer net in yard
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a great size goal that’s very sturdy when constructed but easy to take apart and pack away. Ideal for taking to the park for practice or get two for setting up your own soccer matches. Material is all of a very high quality that’s well-made and I like that it comes with metal loops so you can fasten into the ground for extra support. Great value for money, lightweight for transport and my kids love it." —Kate E Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    4. A raised garden bed so you can cultivate your very own plant babies. Totally worth getting a bit dirty if it means your little seedlings thrive!

    two brown square garden beds side by side full of seedlings and mulch
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Super easy to put together. Stands the test of time. My other bed from this manufacturer is still perfect and performing well after years of service. Loved it so much I got another one and it still matches my old one. Great longevity, made from recycled stuff and no rot." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $59.25.

    5. And a multi-pack of seeds to plant a lively garden full of delicious food! If you haven't grown your own veggies before, I cannot help but recommend it. I grew one good tomato two years ago and am still beaming with pride.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The seed packs included are: Chicago Pickling Cucumber, White Spine Cucumber, Golden Bantam Sweet Corn, Stowell's Evergreen Sweet Corn, Country Gentleman Sweet Corn, Collards, Buttercrunch Lettuce, Spinach, Coriander Cilantro, Parris Island Romaine, Zucchini Black Squash, Market More Cucumber, Peas, Garden Wax Bean, Green Pod Garden Bean, Detroit Beet, Cherry Tomato, Rutgers Tomato, Chili Pepper, Beefsteak Tomato, Straightneck Squash, Carrot, Basil, Dill, Parsley, Green Pepper, Champion Radish, Broccoli, Purple Top Turnip, and Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin.

    Promising review: "I was really skeptical about the quality of these seeds, given the price and variety. We planted some in peat cups with potting soil soon after they arrived, and the germination rate was very high. There's an excellent variety of basic garden veggies here. We are quite happy with this purchase!" —Chief Cynic In Charge

    Get the 34-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    6. String lights that are a staggering 48 feet long so you can transform your patio space into a private outdoor bistro. Nothing better than hilarious and casually chic promise of dining al fresco.

    backyard patio with stringlights
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These LED string lights are easy to install, and make any outdoor area feel special. The wire and fixtures are well-made." —Jo Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $58.99.

    7. A cornhole set so you don't have to journey out into the world to play your favorite lawn game. I continue to be mystified that throwing beanbags never ceases to be fun.

    red and blue cornhole boards with red and blue beanbags
    amazon.com

    The set comes with two regulation-size boards, eight bean bags, and a carrying case.

    Promising review: "This is a very solid set and should be very durable if you keep it out of the elements. The surface seems to be slick enough to allow the bags to slide some, but not too much. I am well pleased." —Rob Armbruster

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in three colors).

    8. A garden and outdoor candle that uses a blend of citronella, cedarwood, peppermint, lemongrass, and geranium essential oils to keep mosquitos and flying insects at bay.

    amber glass candle jar
    Pur Home

    Get it from Pur Home for $15 (currently on pre-order).

    9. An 18-inch charcoal grill, because "grilled" is one of the best genres of food, hands-down.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This grill was easy to put together and easy to use. I really like the way it's made so you can carry to any tailgating. I also like that the temperature is easy to control so food cooks evenly. And clean up is a breeze. Highly recommended!" —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    10. A three-piece bistro patio set — I can see it now. You, a pal, a charcuterie board, and this pretty set enjoying a perfect evening outdoors.

    two teal folding chairs and matching small round table
    Target

    Promising review: "This set is incredibly beautiful. I was most excited about the chairs when I ordered, but now that I have it I am obsessed with the table too. It has a glass top which I couldn't tell from the website. The seat and the backrest are flexible and so comfortable!" —kr123

    Get it from Target for $100 (originally $200).

    11. A waterproof outdoor Bluetooth speaker so you can pump up the jams without worrying about harming a dainty little electronic. This thing is ROBUST.

    black and orange boombox-shaped speaker sitting on grill side table
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I just received my Bugani M83 speaker and I am beyond impressed. Right out of the box it sounds amazing. It is super simple to connect and the Bluetooth connection has great range. I was very impressed with the sound and it had great bass. It will be perfect to use on camping trips or anytime my family is hanging out in the backyard." —Brandon

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    12. An inflatable lounge chair you inflate just by whipping it in the wind — a sweet, a low-maintenance lounging option for your backyard and beyond.

    reviewer laying in purple inflated chair
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm not a small person, and I wasn't sure how it would hold me, but this chair is wonderful. I have used it all over! I took it camping, I took it to the beach, and I even sometimes blow it up and use it in my living room while watching TV. The hardest part is getting out of it gracefully!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $45.98 (available in 12 colors).

    13. A nine-pattern sprinkler that yeah, will water your lawn, but most importantly will be fun as heck to run through to cool off on any hot summer day.

    kids running through small round sprinkler spraying water in all directions
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love ALL my Dramm garden and yard products. They are made incredibly well and priced very reasonably and beautiful, to boot! This sprinkler has several patterns to choose from to include a nice one that provides great coverage for a bed right in front of the house. Plus it's just fun to play in. I love it!" —REB

    Get it from Amazon for $23.97 (available in five colors).

    14. Or an inflatable palm tree sprinkler if you don't even want to pretend that you're doing this for your grass' health and just wanna splash!

    inflatable palm tree with hose attached spraying water out its top
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great outdoor summer toy for kids of all ages. This inflatable palm tree sprinkler is so much fun for the kids to run around in the backyard or front yard. Inflates and seconds. Holds water. Allows the kids to get wet just as if they were going through a sprinkler but in a stylish way. Came on time and as described. A big hit for all summer long." —Love my deals

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. A floral lace solar lantern to give your patio or entranceway that touch of whimsy it needs.

    blue floral round lacy lantern hanging and illuminated
    Terrain

    While the lantern my look dainty and lacy, it's safe for all weather!

    Promising review: "We live in Vermont and we've kept these up year-round in front of our house. Despite the rain, snow and wind, these have managed to stay up and keep glowing for 15 months and counting. They've held up very well and are so beautiful on shepherd's hooks we used to have birdhouses on. We enjoy looking out at them. Nice soft glow." —SusiQ

    Get it from Terrain for $44 (available in three colors).

    16. A porch swing bird feeder so adorable it'll turn almost anyone into a casual backyard birdwatcher instantly.

    mini porch swing with birdseed on the seat and a bird sitting on it
    The Grommet

    The swing comes with a rope for attaching it to a tree and has a removable, cleanable food tray.

    Get it from The Grommet for $40.

    17. An outdoor rug perfect for anyone who wants to turn their yard into a veritable second living room.

    Jungalow

    Get it from Jungalow for $49+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A bocce ball set so you can take your housemates on in a classic, relaxing game. Any game you can play outdoors with a frosty drink in one hand is an A+ from me.

    four yellow and four blue bocce balls with one small white ball in grass
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Finally a good set at a reasonable price. My family enjoys playing bocce ball and this set filled our needs for a good set at a good price. I like the storage and carrying case. There are two sleeves that each set of bocce balls slides in to very nicely. I can now store them without worrying that balls will be lost in storage. This set got my family outdoors again — that's what I was looking for and I got it with this set." —jmart141

    Get it from Amazon for $55.84.

    19. A teardrop lounge chair with cushions you'll want to curl up in with a good book any time you have a spare hour.

    teardrop wicker chair with two tan fluffy pillows
    Target

    Promising review: "This chair is amazing. So cozy and cute! I, like another reviewer, ditched the little head pillow and just used the big main one for the body of the chair and it’s perfect! Worth it!" —FashionQueen

    Get it from Target for $329.22.

    20. A fire pit so you can enjoy relaxing by a warm, mesmerizing fire whenever you please.

    black circular fire fit elevated on legs
    Target

    Promising review: "This sturdy fire pit is just the right size for year-round entertaining or just relaxing at night. Helps keep you warm and the grate covering helps keep ashing to a minimum." —MamaTaylor

    Get it from Target for $350.

    21. An ENO Double Nest hammock so you can chillax between almost any two sturdy surfaces in your outdoor space. Nap time, baby.

    Amazon

    Reviewers recommend also getting the ENO Atlas straps for simple set-up!

    Promising review: "My most treasured item! This has seriously changed the quality of my life! I use it for backpacking, day hiking, taking naps, and car camping. Fun to go backpacking with friends who all have ENO hammocks too! The Atlas straps are a must! Comfy with my boyfriend in it too." —--

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95 (available in 29 colors).

    Enjoy spending every second of free time you have outdoors! I know I am. 😎

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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