From fun games the whole family can play to products that’ll help you keep your cool, your backyard is about to get a major upgrade.
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A stylish Citronella candle to keep bugs at bay while you watch the sunset with your roomies (or your dog…or alone… whatever you’re into).
A stylish outdoor rug that’ll create a softer spot for your pet to lounge if your yard happens to be lacking in the ~luscious grass~ department.
A lawn mower in case you have so much grass that your yard is starting to look more like an overgrown forest than a suburban retreat.
A watering can that’ll help you channel your inner elephant and ~never forget~ to water your plants.
A canopy to provide shade for you and your friends while you ~throw shade~ about the other people in your lives.
A mini pool even adults can enjoy, so you can pretend you’re on vacation in the Hamptons instead of your apartment’s tiny patio.
Or a four-piece set of rattan furniture so everyone will have a spot of their own where they can unwind.
Playful animals you can hang from plants or trees in your yard to add some ~wild style~ to your decor.
A portable grill you’ll be able to use to grill up a delicious feast even if you don’t have an abundance of outdoor space.
An embossed metal pot that’ll look like chic yard decor but’ll discreetly be where you store your garden hose.
And a heavy duty hose you’ll find to be super strong but very light, so you won’t have fret about your plants or grass suffering.
A playhouse for your kids (or friends’ kids) that looks like an actual lil’ log cabin and’ll make your backyard the go-to destination of the summer.
Flamingo lawn ornaments you’ll love so much you’ll want to name them and make them part of the family.
Or a vintage-style bike planter complete with three baskets you can fill with your favorite flowers and enjoy even if you haven’t ridden a bicycle in over a decade.
Globe string lights that’ll transform your backyard into the hipster haven you’ve always imagined it could be.
An oversized blanket you can spread out on your lawn to catch some rays, read a book, or have a spontaneous picnic with your S.O.
Classic gardening tools built into a handy seat you can settle in on to save your knees while also transforming that empty patch of dirty in your yard into a flowering feast for the eyes.
A portable golf game you can use to practice your chipping skills in the comfort of your own yard (or, you know, when you aren’t able to get a tee time).
A hanging hammock chair for the ultimate chill spot where you can listen to your podcasts or take a nap in peace.
Or a regular hammock, in case you have ~someone special~ in your life you’d like to snuggle up with while you gaze into the night sky.
A portable projector you can set up in your yard for the ultimate movie night your kids will never forget — good luck convincing them to watch anything other than Frozen.
A country store-themed bird house that’ll enamor anyone who lays their eyes on it and’ll keep you entertained – you’ll be able to watch as an array of feathered friends visit.
A melamine pitcher with a playful design, perfect for filling with freshly squeezed lemonade or margaritas (you do, YOU!) for backyard hangs.
And a melamine dining set you can use to enjoy a meal as the sun sets in your backyard. Doesn’t that sound delightful?
A supersized version of Connect Four that’ll provide your squad with hours upon hours of simple fun in the sun. The only downfall is you might never want to play the regular version again!
A waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker, so you’ll never have to fumble with headphone wires at the beach or pool again.
A giant unicorn pool float that’ll look absolutely spectacular in the Instagram pics you’ll definitely be taking at home in your pool this summer. Hope your mom’s photo skills have improved since last year!
A reversible rug with checkers on one side and tic-tac-toe on the other, a must-have for any competitive family.
A stainless-steel fire pit that’ll help transform your not-so-manicured yard into one anyone would feel relaxed hanging out in.
A set of boho throw pillows you can toss onto your outdoor furniture to give it a fresh, new look.
A picnic table you can easily attach onto your fence or a tree to give your bushy-tailed buddies a comfortable place to dine.
A set of LED pathway lights to ensure you won’t trip over your own feet while letting your dog in and out of the yard.
An oversized block-stacking game that’ll amp up your family’s competitive spirits while also encouraging you to get outside for a while.
A machine to help you whip up margaritas, piña coladas, and daiquiris so you can mentally transport yourself to a tropical island.
And an outdoor pizza oven that’ll make every party a pizza party — and everyone knows there’s nothing better than a pizza party.
Me, when anyone asks me to leave my perfect future backyard:
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