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40 Cool Things For Your Backyard You Never Knew You Needed

40 Cool Things For Your Backyard You Never Knew You Needed

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Don’t you hate dull summer nights? Why not spruce them up with string lights, hammock chairs, and a tabletop fire pit?

These are just some of the cool things for your backyard you never knew you needed. But once you see the life they bring to your cozy nights, you’ll wonder how you ever managed all these years without them.

And the best part about these things is that you don’t have to spend a king’s ransom just to get your hands on them.

Let’s check them out!

1. Flexzilla Garden Hose

Flexzilla Garden Hose

• Extremely flexible and durable

• Lightweight

• Leak free and drinking-water safe

Of course, I have to start with gardening tools. This lightweight and no-fuss gardening hose is easy to work with and carry around, so you’ll have no troubles when it comes to watering your backyard.

It is made of sturdy and durable material that can tolerate any weather, while the o-ring provides a leak-free connection.

The hose doesn’t come with a nozzle, but it is fairly easy to store.

2. Raindrip Automatic Drip Irrigation Watering Kit

Raindrip Automatic Drip Irrigation Watering Kit

• Waters up to 20 plants

• Beginner-friendly and easy to set up

• Time and effort-saving

Having an automatic drip irrigation system is a great way to water multiple plants at a time without doing any real work.

This kit will give you just that and you won’t have to spend hours assembling it. It includes everything you need to set it up and water up to 20 plants.

Also, you can adjust it a bit and use it for containers, hanging baskets, raised beds, or in-ground plants.

3. Miles Kimball Plant Watering Globes

Miles Kimball Plant Watering Globes

• Easy to install and use

• Saves water and time

• Volume: 150ml

These plant watering globes will make your life a lot easier. Water your plants thoroughly, fill the globes with water, and stick them into the soil for carefree irrigation.

They will keep your indoor plants hydrated for about 5 days. You can also use them for outdoor plants, but you might need to refill them more often.

Plant watering globes are time and water-saving, and they keep your plants healthy.

4. Organic Herb Garden Kit

Organic Herb Garden Kit

• USDA certified organic

• 5 pots, seed packets, potting soil discs, and markers

• Has a grow guide

Bring your kitchen back to life with this herb garden kit. The pack includes five compostable pots, potting soil discs, 5 different seeds, and 5 decorative markers to tell the young plants apart.

You have everything but an excuse not to grow your own herbs and make your dishes tastier.

5. DearHouse Artificial Ivy Privacy Fence

DearHouse Artificial Ivy Privacy Fence

• Realistic look

• Functional

• Fade-resistant

This no-maintenance ivy hedge will bring some life to your yard without you having to water and trim it to look nice.

Simply unroll it and fasten it to your fence to enjoy its non-fading color. Densely packed foliage will block the sun and the view of passers by, allowing you to relax.

This faux ivy fence is lightweight and it assembles easily, decorating your fences, trellises, and walls indoors or outdoors.

6. RELIANCER Wooden Garden Pathway

RELIANCER Wooden Garden Pathway

• 6 feet long

• 100% natural cedar

• No assembly needed

These prearranged cedar planks are a great way to quickly upgrade your backyard. They make for an excellent pathway on their own, but you can combine them with a straight design for more appeal.

Hose them down for a quick clean and roll it back up if you want to change the pathway location.

7. Concrete Tabletop Fire Pit

Concrete Tabletop Fire Pit

• Burns longer

• Ethanol fuel

• No leakage

If you want a cozy light for your patio or a chance to make s’mores without starting a bonfire, then this tabletop fire pit is perfect for you.

It burns for about an hour, which is 20-30 minutes longer than other tabletop fire pits of the same size.

This product runs on ethanol fuel and comes with a stainless steel burn cup that prevents leakage. And when you’re ready to put out the fire, you can simply use the extinguisher that comes with the fire pit.

8. Star Brite Spider And Bird Stain Remover

Star Brite Spider And Bird Stain Remover

• Instantly dissolves droppings

• Doesn’t contain bleach

• Non-toxic

Don’t you just hate bird and spider droppings on your patio? Well, this non-toxic stain remover will dissolve them right before your eyes.

It doesn’t contain abrasive chemicals, such as bleach, so it won’t harm fiberglass or polished surfaces.

This stain remover also removes the need for excessive scrubbing. Simply spray it on the stain, let it sit for about 30-40 seconds, and gently scrub it.

9. ROSHWEY Solar Lantern

ROSHWEY Solar Lantern

• Set of 2

• Waterproof and suitable for all weather conditions

• Automatic ON/OFF switch

Hang these lanterns anywhere in your yard and transform that area into a fairy land, whether it’s a pergola, patio, or tree branches. You can even place them on the tabletop to create a romantic setting.

The soft lighting uses solar power so you won’t have to worry about changing batteries or recharging it.

The lanterns are suitable for all weather conditions, waterproof, and will shine a light during rainy and foggy days.

10. Solar String Lights

Solar String Lights

• 27 feet long

• Last for 5-6 hours

• Shatter, water, and weather-resistant

These solar string lights are perfect for outdoors, whether you want to light up your pergola, patio, or trees.

These vintage bulbs add a touch of magic to your garden, last for 5-6 hours, and are safe to use in any weather.

Also, they’re solar-powered and you won’t have to worry about turning them on and off; they’ll do that on their own.

11. Nacome Solar Turtle With Succulents Statue

Nacome Solar Turtle With Succulents Statue

• Solar-powered and eco-friendly

• Will glow for 8-10 hours

• Great as a gift

Unique lighting is something every garden needs and a turtle with a succulent shell fits the bill.

This particular solar light takes about 6-8 hours to charge and will last for about 8-10 hours.

It can spruce and light up any outdoor space, from patios to flower beds and pathways. And the best thing about it is that you don’t have to worry about recharging or environmental concerns.

12. KOSIN Barbecue Grill Light

KOSIN Barbecue Grill Light

• Magnetic base and flexible gooseneck

• Water-resistant and durable

• Portable and multifunctional

The magnetic base allows you to attach these lights to your grill and prepare a delicious dinner even in the dark.

The flexible gooseneck and water-resistance make these adjustable lights suitable for various activities, such as biking, camping, reading, fixing your car late at night, etc.

The package includes 2 lamps, 6 batteries, and a carry case.

13. FANGSUN Grill Caddy

FANGSUN Grill Caddy

• Made of steel

• Easy to carry and assemble

• Multifunctional

There’s no need for constant trips to the kitchen to get that one ingredient or tool you need when grilling outdoors anymore!

Stick this caddy somewhere close at hand and fill it with all the essentials. It has 7 compartments and a built-in paper towel holder, so you can fill it with all your favorite condiments and utensils.

The heavy-duty mesh lets crumbs and condensation easily fall out, while keeping your cooking equipment in place.

14. Nostalgia Tabletop Electric S’mores Maker

Nostalgia Tabletop Electric S'mores Maker

• Made of stainless steel

• Flameless and easy to clean

• Includes 4 ingredient compartments and 2 forks

Don’t you hate when rain ruins your Sunday camping trip and you can’t make s’mores over the fire?

Well, you can do it inside your home or on the patio with this electric s’mores maker. The tray has four compartments for your favorite ingredients and two stainless steel forks to keep your fingers safe.

15. Murphy’s Naturals Mosquito Repellent Incense Sticks

Murphy's Naturals Mosquito Repellent Incense Sticks

• 2.5 hours burn life

• Protects a 12-foot area

• Plant-based repellent oils

If you want a natural solution to your mosquito problem, then check out these sticks. They don’t contain petroleum or any harsh chemicals.

They’re made of plant-based essential oils, such as rosemary, lemon, citronella, peppermint, and cedarwood oil.

Place the sticks on your patio, deck, indoors or outdoors and enjoy a mosquito-free time. You can even take them camping as they’re lightweight.

16. Magical Flames Fire Color Changing Packets

Magical Flames Fire Color Changing Packets

• Set of 25

• Burns for over an hour

• Easy to use

Magical flame packets are a perfect way to spice up your camping trip or a cozy gathering in your backyard.

Simply throw 1-3 packets into the fire and they’ll color the flames with mesmerizing shades for more than an hour.

17. Kasa Smart Plug

Kasa Smart Plug

• Suitable for 2 devices

• Remote and voice control

• Use it to combine devices

This fuss-free device will make your life so much easier. You won’t have to get up in the dead of the night just to turn off your outdoor lights anymore. Also, you can use them to set up security when you’re away from home.

Plug two devices into this smart plug and group others for a more unified control. Connect all outdoor lights or living room bulbs and turn them on and off with a single press of a button.

It comes with an app for easier control. Use it to set schedules and times, and discover its voice control function.

This device also tolerates various weather conditions, so you don’t have to take it inside every time it gets a bit cold.

18. MusiBaby Bluetooth Speaker

MusiBaby Bluetooth Speaker

• Portable

• Waterproof

• Connect with bluetooth, USB, and auxiliary

This portable speaker is perfect for any outdoor activity as it has stereo sound with full bass and is waterproof, so rain or accidental splash won’t damage it.

It has a 1500-minute battery life and you can connect two speakers for a better experience.

19. Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker

Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker

• Connect via bluetooth or USB

• Waterproof and wireless

• 2 lighting modes

This sleek bluetooth speaker comes with LED lights that will light up any outdoor setting, whether you’re having dinner in your garden or out camping.

It has a rechargeable battery that lasts for about 24 hours, comes with 2 lighting mode effects, and has a wireless range of up to 100 feet.

This speaker is multifunctional and has various mount options, whether you want to use it as a tabletop decoration to set the mood or hang it.

It is a great gift for any outdoorsy person and is compatible with any device with bluetooth.

20. The Green Pet Shop Dog Cooling Mat

The Green Pet Shop Dog Cooling Mat

• For medium-sized dogs

• Automatic

• Easy to clean

Cool off your furry friend by placing this cooling mat on your patio where it can sit and experience instant relief on scorching summer days.

The gel it contains recharges every 15-20 minutes, so you don’t need electricity, batteries, water, or refrigeration to keep it cool.

The pad is lightweight and you can place it wherever you want as long as it’s not in direct sunlight.

Once you’re ready to clean it, wipe it off with a damp cloth.

21. Arm & Hammer Pooper Scooper

Arm & Hammer Pooper Scooper

• Great for any surface

• Sturdy, durable, and compact

• Easy to set up and use

If you have a dog, this is the tool you have to have. It allows you to clean up the poop after your pup without bending, kneeling, or squatting.

The pooper scooper works for various surfaces and has activated baking soda, which prevents bad smells.

22. SplashEZ 3-in-1 Splash Pad

SplashEZ 3-in-1 Splash Pad

• 60 x 60 x 4 inches

• Fun and educational

• For 12 months or older kids

Splish splashing is both fun and educational with this pad. It was made in collaboration with parents and makes learning fun, whether you want to teach your kids the alphabet or countries around the world.

This pad is meant for kids older than 12 months and has a set of sprinklers which will cool them off on hot afternoons.

It is completely safe, turns your backyard into a water park, and allows your kids to learn through play.

23. COMOO Insulated Wine Tumbler With Lid

COMOO Insulated Wine Tumbler With Lid

• Set of 12

• Safe and durable

• Temperature control

These wine tumblers are everything you need for a perfect summer. They come in a pack of 12, so you’ll have more than enough for a small gathering.

The tumblers have lids and straws which prevent accidental spillings, bugs, and flies. 

And did I mention that the entire tumbler is made of stainless steel? They possess great temp control, and can keep liquids hot for up to 3 hours and cold for about 9.

The tumblers are easy to clean and hold, sturdy, and make for excellent gifts for your loved ones.

24. GoFloats Inflatable Pool and Hot Tub Drink Holders

GoFloats Inflatable Pool and Hot Tub Drink Holders

• Set of 3

• No tipping over

• Versatile use

We all want to cool off in the pool and sip on a cold beverage, although it seems difficult to maneuver all those things at once.

With these inflatable drink holders, you can chill out in your pool with your favorite drink at hand.

The unique flamingo design adds more allure and the special build prevents it from tipping over.

Also, you can use it in hot tubs, pools, lakes, the ocean, etc.

25. Urban Deco Heavy Duty Outdoor Drink Holder

Urban Deco Heavy Duty Outdoor Drink Holder

• Set of 10

• Easy to install

• Made of welded steel

These durable drink holders are perfect for any outdoor gathering, whether you’re on a beach, camping trip, or enjoying a cozy dinner in your backyard.

Insert it into the ground and fill it with cups and bottles, or even those wine tumblers I just mentioned.

The material is highly durable, so you’ll be able to enjoy these drink holders for many years to come. Also, they make for an excellent present to any outdoorsy type.

26. Tiki Toss Ring Toss Game

Tiki Toss Ring Toss Game

• Suitable for families and partygoers

• Made of wood and metal

• Durable

This classic game will bring out your competitive side and an island vibe right to your backyard.

It’s a great addition to any outdoor gathering, easy to set up, and built from sturdy and high-quality materials.

This tiki game is a great gift for men and can be kept indoors or outdoors.

27. Bottle Bash Outdoor Flying Disc Game Set

Bottle Bash Outdoor Flying Disc Game Set

• Made of aluminum

• Easy to set up

• Suitable for various terrain

This game is perfect for endless backyard fun, although you can take it with you to the beach and even play it in shallow water.

It includes two aluminum sticks, two plastic bottles, a frisbee, and a bag to carry it all.

This flying disc game is durable, and you can set it up in a couple of seconds and enjoy it for hours.

28. NIGHTMATCH Light Up LED Football

NIGHTMATCH Light Up LED Football

• High visibility

• Stable and durable

• Same size used by athletes

Aren’t you tired of darkness ruining your fun day outdoors? Now you can play even at night with this glowing football.

The ball is waterproof and the lights are highly visible, lasting all day (and night) long. The package includes a ball, pump, and some extra batteries. 

This particular size is the same that athletes use, but you can get a smaller size for kids.

29. Zerhunt Bubble Machine

Zerhunt Bubble Machine

• Generates 10,000+ bubbles per minute

• Tank capacity: 400ml

• Safe and durable

Bubbles bring never-ending fun to any party or dull Wednesday afternoon. It blows tons of bubbles and works continuously for an hour and a half.

You can power it with 4 C batteries, plug it in with an adapter, or use your car or power bank to charge it.

And the best part is that you only need to add the bubble liquid once instead of refilling it constantly to get the result you need.

30. RYB Home Outdoor Curtains For Patio

RYB Home Outdoor Curtains For Patio

• Machine-washable

• Draft block and waterproof

• Wrinkle-resistant

Getting outdoor curtains is a cheap way to block your neighbor’s view and shield yourself from the hot summer sun.

This particular curtain blocks drafts and is waterproof and wrinkle-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about windiness, moisture, or ironing.

It is easy to care for as you can just pop it in the washing machine and clean it in no time.

This outdoor curtain is lightweight and has thermal insulation, so you’ll be in shade comfortably cool while sipping on mojitos.

31. HOMPOW Projector

HOMPOW Projector

• Full HD

• HiFi stereo speakers

• Lifetime: 100,000 hours

Create an outdoor movie theater with this affordable projector. It has great picture and sound quality, and can last up to 100,000 hours.

You can pair it with various devices, including smartphones, tablets, TV boxes and sticks, laptops, cameras, XBOX or PS5, etc.

32. Highwild Hammock Chair Hanging Rope Swing

Highwild Hammock Chair Hanging Rope Swing

• Safe and sturdy

• Weight recommendation: 500 pounds

• Convenient and easy to set up

Summer nights will never be the same after getting this hammock chair. Curl up with a good book, take a nap, or enjoy the sunset with a cool drink in hand.

The chair comes with everything you need to set it up easily. It has a metal anti-slip ring that prevents the rope from falling and slipping. The rope is sturdy and can carry up to 500 pounds.

The fabric is durable and resists tearing, so you can be sure this chair is here to stay.

It features two plush cushions and is perfect for any indoor and outdoor setting.

33. RISEON Handmade Boho Double Size Hammock

RISEON Handmade Boho Double Size Hammock

• Made of cotton

• Seating capacity: 2

• Weight recommendation: 450 pounds

This boho style hammock is perfect for relaxing on summer days. It is made of 80% cotton and the quality construction ensures it will never break, even with regular use.

It fits two people and carries up to 450 pounds, so it’s perfect for couples and families. 

You can keep it indoors or outdoors, but it looks stunning hung between two trees or on a patio.

34. Kozyard Inflatable Stool Ottoman

Kozyard Inflatable Stool Ottoman

• Pack includes a stool, filling, and an air pump

• Portable

• Durable and safe design

Use this ottoman as an additional seat on your patio or to prop up your legs and enjoy the sunset.

It comes with all the materials you need to inflate it and a handle that allows easy carrying. This ottoman is safe for children and can carry up to 300 pounds.

The polyester fabric is durable and easy to clean, so you won’t have much fuss or to spend as much money as you normally would when it comes to outdoor furniture.

35. Adabana Outdoor Waterproof Throw Pillow Covers

Adabana Outdoor Waterproof Throw Pillow Covers

• Set of 4

• Hidden zipper

• Durable and breathable

Waterproof pillow cases are a necessity for pool seating areas, and they do a lot for the overall landscape design.

These particular black-and-white pillow cases are perfect for boho and modern styles. They’re soft and comfortable, so you might even want to add them to your living room.

Of course, they’re waterproof and don’t get water stains from splashing. Also, they have a hidden zipper so as not to ruin their aesthetics.

36. Rectangle Table And Bench Cloth Cover

Rectangle Table And Bench Cloth Cover

• For 30 x 72 inch tables and 12 x 72 inch benches

• Durable and waterproof

• Easy to clean and resistant to stains

Transform your plain old picnic table with these table and bench covers with a farmhouse plated design.

Fitted and elastic edges prevent it from falling off, while the materials make it waterproof and highly durable.

The fear of stains is gone as you can wipe it with a damp cloth and resume your activities.

37. nuLOOM Wynn Braided Indoor/Outdoor Accent Rug

nuLOOM Wynn Braided Indoor/Outdoor Accent Rug

• 2 x 3 feet

• 100% polypropylene

• Resilient to everyday wear and tear

If you want to add texture and a cozy feel to your outdoor seating area, consider incorporating a rug.

This particular product is safe for kids and pets, resilient, and easy to clean. Hose it down outside and clean the stains with a rug cleaner. 

It is perfect for high-traffic areas, such as patios, kitchens, etc.

38. DEMMEX Diamond Weave Turkish Cotton Towel

DEMMEX Diamond Weave Turkish Cotton Towel

• 71 x 36 inches

• 100% Turkish cotton

• 100% organic dye

This Turkish cotton towel has double-knotted tassels which don’t entwine and is colored with 100% organic dyes.

It is prewashed and won’t shrink after washing. This towel is incredibly soft, absorbent, dries quickly, and you can use it on various occasions. It is perfect for the beach, spas, as a bathroom towel, furniture cover, picnic blanket, etc.

39. Portable High Top Bar

Portable High Top Bar

• 3 skirts

• Durable

• Easy to set up

You have to have an outdoor bar when hosting a backyard or pool party; it makes your life so much easier.

This particular product comes with three interchangeable skirts that are perfect for every occasion and you can unfold it in a second.

This portable bar is made of aluminum, so it’s sturdy and lightweight at the same time.

The hidden storage is perfect for bar supplies and the case makes it easy to transport and store.

40. Keter Outdoor Bar Table

Keter Outdoor Bar Table

• Easy to pull up and lock in place

• Drain plug for easy cleaning

• Weatherproof

If you don’t need an entire bar, rather just a place to put down your drink, then this is the product for you.

But this isn’t a regular cocktail table. This one has a cooler that you can fill with ice and keep your drinks fresh.

It is weatherproof and will last for many seasons. Simply pull it up, and transform your coffee table into a cocktail bar.