It's summer, and that means it's time to be outside. And if you're going to be spending all your time in the beautiful outdoors, you want to make sure you're well-equipped to enjoy it to its fullest. I'm talking all the beautiful gardening implements, the best patio furniture, the accessories you didn't know you needed (but you totally do) to make sure your backyard is as comfy as your living room.
As a connoisseur of the outdoors myself, I've done the legwork to find these products for you, so all you have to do is click that "add to cart" button and you'll be relaxing in the sun in no time. Just keep on scrolling until you find the item that will bring that certain je ne sais quoi to your garden. Whether you're more of a "relax outside" type or a "get my gardening work on" type, we've got something for you.
These Multi-Coloured LED Solar Hummingbird Wind Chimesvia Amazon
These little hummingbirds add sweet charm to any space. The LED charges in direct sunlight via an internal solar panel and lasts up to eight hours when fully charged. The chimes will automatically light up at night fading slowly into different colors. Easy to hook or hang indoors or outdoors. They are also waterproof, so don't worry about hanging them outside.
This Extra-Large Blanket is Perfectly Portablevia Amazon
Maybe you want it for your backyard so you can lay out and look at the stars or maybe you want to throw it in your car for picnics, beach trips, or concerts. Whatever you choose to use it for, this extra-large blanket with built-in straps and handle will be convenient for dozens of occasions. Comfortably seat four adults on its three-layer style and then fold it up to just 6 inches by 12 inches and stow it away.
Stick It to Hot Dog and Marshmallow Roastsvia Amazon
If you've never lived in the country (or been camping), you don't know the struggle of trying to find just the right width of sticks on which you can spear hot dogs and marshmallows. And you still won't know the struggle if you buy this eight-pack of roasting sticks. These sticks are light years ahead of what we used as kids, featuring a telescopic handle that extends from 11 to 32 inches.
This Seeding Square Is a Template for Spacing Vegetablesvia Amazon
I appreciate any gadget that helps me do a better job in the garden! This Seeding Square takes the guesswork out of spacing by providing a template for planting seeds in a square foot of soil. It's earning extremely high ratings from Amazon customers. Check out the user reviews for lots of handy tips!
Turn Your Boring Backyard Into The Life Of The Party With This Multifunctional Fire Pitvia Amazon
One of the best purchases I made during quarantine was a fire pit. There's nothing better than sitting around a fire on a chilly fall or winter evening. But this multifunctional fire pit is so much more than just a plain ol' fire pit. It can also be used as a grill and as a cold beverage cooler. All of your neighbors and friends will be wanting to come over all day, every day, to use it.
Dress Up Desserts and Charcuterie Boards With This Edible Flower Growing Kitvia Amazon
We interrupt this gardening list to bring you cupcakes! Why? Because I've discovered this Edible Flower Growing Kit, and now I'm obsessed with the idea of growing six different edible flowers I can use to decorate my food. So yes, this is for the outdoors. But it's also cupcakes. Which is basically the best of all worlds.
A Hammock Hangoutvia Amazon
Who doesn't love a good hammock? This striped number supports adults up to 450 pounds, so pretty much anyone can use it (and you may even be able to fit two) and is the perfect accessory for summer, backyards, and even camping trips. I love the whimsical stripes on these, which should match just about any décor. Now all you have to worry about is finding just the right spot to hang it.
Reach All Your Plants With This Watering Wandvia Amazon
The Watering Wand is designed for maximum ease of use, which is important to me because I'm lazy. It's simple to attach and detach, and has a thumb control that doesn't require much pressure to operate. It's earned thousands of high ratings with a solid 4.4 out of 5 average score.
This Telescoping Rake Collapses Down for Compact Storagevia Amazon
I love tools that telescope: honestly every shovel and rake should have a telescoping handle. Perfect for fitting into tight spaces, this Telescoping Rake has a handle that adjusts from 37 to 68 inches long and tough steel tines that adjust from 7.5 inches to over 21 inches wide. It works great under hedges and in flower beds.
This Indestructible Garden Trowel Will Last a Lifetimevia Amazon
I don't want to buy new garden tools every couple of years, so I'm investing in this Indestructible Garden Trowel. It's made of unbreakable stainless steel with a heavy-duty plastic handle. If for some reason it doesn't last forever it comes with a lifetime warranty, so you're still covered. I love never having to buy something ever again.
A Deck Box In A Smaller Sizevia Amazon
You've seen deck boxes, right? They're usually enormous and take up a ton of space, though they do give you a good bit of storage. This mini storage deck box does double-duty as both an end table and a storage solution, in an all-weather, double-walled design. The best thing about this option to me is that you can buy them to match the larger deck boxes you may already have.
This Grilling Accessories Tool Kit for The Perfect BBQvia Amazon
I gave this grilling-accessories tool kit to my boyfriend for his birthday because he loves working the BBQ and he was thrilled with it. It's a 25-piece set that has everything you need in it, from corn holders and grill tongs to heat-protective gloves. You're basically set for all your grilling needs.
These Stylish Planters That Keep Your Plants Moistvia Amazon
Looking for a more stylish planter that you can show off as decor? These ones are made from glossy resin that looks just like glass but isn't broken nearly as easily. And since they keep your plants moist and hydrated, there's hardly any need to water them — just make sure the basin is always filled. It's perfect if you're awful at plant care like me. Plus you can use them inside or outside.
Get Your Grill Onvia Amazon
You don't want to buy a big grill. I get it. Maybe you don't have the space or you don't want an extra "appliance" to clean. This portable folding grill solves two problems: It gives you a place to cook your favorite foods outdoors in a sleek package that folds away when you're not using it. This grill relies on charcoal and features both folding legs and convenient handles for less than $25.
Keep Your Balcony Private With This Artificial Hedgevia Amazon
Landscaping can be expensive and confusing. It's also not always the most practical option for your home. If you have a gate, fence, or balcony that you want to cover–whether it be for privacy or just for looks–consider using this artificial hedge. It can be cut down to any size and attaches to gates extremely easily, plus it makes your outdoor space that much homier.
This Classic Watering Can Holds One Gallon of Watervia Amazon
I had a cheap plastic watering can for years before deciding to upgrade to this classic metal Watering Can. It's handsome enough to display prominently on my patio, which reminds me to water my potted plants more often. It comes in five colors, all of which are made of galvanized steel with a detachable sprinkler spout. It's the most classic watering can you can choose.
This Basket That'll Save Your Butt When Grillingvia Amazon
There's a certain art to flipping meat on the grill, and if you're less-than-great at it? You can ruin dinner in a matter of seconds — so grab this basket. Not only does it make it easier to flip your protein, but it's also made from heavy-duty stainless steel that won't melt when exposed to high temperatures.
Plant Your Flag Anywhere You Wantvia Amazon
A few years ago, I was obsessed with garden flags. I think I probably had two dozen different patterns and designs for everything from summer to Christmas. This boxwood wreath "welcome" flag can work for any time of the year and is double-sided so it can be viewed from either direction. These flags are resistant to rain, snow, pollen, and sunlight so you can enjoy them when and wherever.
This Kit That Comes With Everything You Need To Start Grilling...via Amazon
...except for the grill itself. You gotta supply your own, but once you've got that squared away this kit is a total must-have. Each order comes with five griddle tools, all made from rust-resistant stainless steel — and you even get two squirt bottles you can use to spritz oil on your grill. I think it's time for an upgrade from that plastic spatula you've been using, don't you?
Backpack Your Own Seatvia Amazon
Let's talk about your last beach trip, O.K.? You probably had bags, chairs, floats, an umbrella, snacks, toys, and who knows what else. You also only have two arms (I'm guessing). Eliminate one more thing to carry by snagging this chair that you can literally strap on your back. It's also packed with useful features like built-in cup holders, a pillow, and five adjustable positions.
Harvest Your Own Gourmet Oyster Mushrooms With This Organic Mushroom Grow Kitvia Amazon
Ok, at first glance, this mushroom grow kit looks truly bizarre! But it's a handy way to have healthy, non-GMO mushrooms on hand. Just place the box somewhere with indirect light, mist twice a day, and you'll have delicious mushrooms growing in a week. The kit comes with organic plant-based soil infused with mushrooms and an instruction booklet.
These Organic Fire Starters Are Safe for Cookingvia Amazon
I love camping, but I'm not a fan of a lot of the fire starter options, which tend to come with all kinds of odd chemicals. The solution? These all-natural fire starters made from pine shavings and food-grade wax. No bad smell or weird chemicals! Customers recommend them as the "perfect natural way to start a fire" and "super easy to use."
An Adorable Bistro Set That Goes Anywherevia Amazon
This bistro set screams "quaint little brunch outside," and is small enough for even the smallest spaces or a corner of your backyard that needs that "something." With two folding chairs and a table, it has everything you need to build a cozy space where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. And, I mean, if you're going to buy it, do it right and buy it in red, which is just the pop of color you need in your life.
These Rose Pruning Gloves Are Thorn-Proofvia Amazon
Made of buttery soft goatskin leather, these Rose Pruning Gloves are the best choice for dealing with rosebushes or other prickly gardening jobs (which can easily turn painful). The gloves are pliable and flexible enough for fine-motor work yet tough enough to prevent cuts and scratches. Natural lanolin keeps the gloves supple and moisturizes hands during use. My scratched up fingers definitely appreciate them.
This Picnic Backpack Is Perfect for Romantic Outingsvia Amazon
I'm sending a link to this Picnic Backpack to my husband as a hint for my next birthday. The delightful set includes everything needed for a picnic, from the blanket to silverware to wine glasses. It even includes tiny salt and pepper shakers! It's honestly the cutest thing I've ever seen.
Keep Your Distance from Bugs All Year Roundvia Amazon
The holy grail of bug spray, it's my absolute fave and I know you'll be obsessed with it too. Those buzzing mosquitoes can stay faaar away. If you douse yourself in bug repellent but somehow still end up with itchy bites, try this one; it actually works and smells like fresh lemon. A win.
Turn Your Backyard Into an Oasis With These Tiki Torchesvia Amazon
These tiki torches are arguably one of the best Amazon purchases I have ever made. Who wouldn't want to turn their backyard into a tropical paradise? These are one of the easiest ways to do so! The minute you light them, you feel like you've been transported to a far-away island. It's truly the best (trust me–I have 4 in my backyard right now).
A Tool For Flipping Up Your Grill Gratevia Amazon
I don't even have to tell you that touching your grill grate is seriously gross — so just use this tool instead. The raised groove on the bottom hooks onto your grate so that it's easy to pull up, while the non-slip handle helps you keep a firm grip. Plus, it doesn't transfer heat — so don't even think about burns.
A Kit That Comes With Everything You Need To Grow Salsavia Amazon
No, you aren't literally growing a jar of Chi-Chi's — but this kit will help you grow all the ingredients needed to make a fresh bowl of salsa. The entire kit is certified USDA organic, and each order even comes with a 26-page growing guide to make sure that your plants survive from planting to harvest. Eating salsa you grew yourself gives it a special flavor, don't you think?
Nourish Plants by Sprinkling on Some Joyful Dirtvia Amazon
I ordered a jar of Joyful Dirt on impulse, and I'm so impressed! It couldn't be any easier; just sprinkle onto the soil around indoor or outdoor plants. The organic formula contains fertilizer and nutrients to encourage growth. As someone with a less than green thumb, this guy is a lifesaver.
This Garden Kneeler Makes Yard Work a Breezevia Amazon
No more sore back or knees! This Garden Kneeler is a must-have for weeding and planting and comes in handy for lots of other tasks around the house and yard. The kneeler folds flat for storage and opens to provide a padded kneeling pad or a small seat if you flip it over.
Made in the Shade
My deck is south facing and has exactly zero shade. Together, these two facts make it almost unusable in the summer. But not anymore! I got myself this lovely patio umbrella, and it gives me all the shade I need. Coming in at 9 feet, it's big enough to shade a table or even a pair of chaise lounges, plus you can choose from multiple colors.
Fly Me to the Moon
I've looked at plenty of garden lights before, but I've never seen one that looks quite like this one. It's not just a light, it's a statement piece, with a beautiful steel moon gently cupping the LED light. I think I just might buy two they're so magical.
Bring the Birds to You
I've always wanted a hummingbird feeder, and now that I've seen this one I know I'll never buy another one. The gorgeous colorful glass makes it an eye-catcher even before you add the hummingbirds. I could spend all day watching the hummers at the feeder.
Set It and Forget It
You may have picked up on the fact that I'm not exactly the greatest when it comes to gardening. Lucky for me (and you) technology can make a gardener out of almost anyone. That's why I got this automatic timer for my hose: it waters my plants at set intervals and I don't even have to worry about it. Literally the easiest gardening I've ever done.
Serious Mosquito Repelling
If you're hosting people in your yard, the last thing you want is for them to get eaten alive by mosquitoes. The best option I've found is this rechargeable repeller that covers a full 20 feet. It'll keep the bugs off of you and you won't have to smell like nasty bug spray. Time to get your party on.
Hanging Out in Style
I legitimately cannot explain how awesome this hammock chair is. It's incredibly comfortable, and a perfect place to curl up with a book or tablet. You can hang it from a tree, off your deck, or buy a freestanding frame to put it anywhere you like. If you love the gentle swinging of a hammock but aren't so into the lying all the way down, the hammock chair is the way to go.