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We thoroughly research all the products we feature, and we honestly think they’re great. But just so you know, things you buy from links on this page may earn us a commission. All prices were accurate at publish time.

Are you neglecting your yard, deck or patio? Many of us make that mistake, and when the warmer months roll around, regret letting another summer pass us by without making full use of that prime hot-weather lounging real estate. It’s not too late for this year.

Here are nine ways to take your outdoor space to the next level.

1. GLOBE STRING LIGHTS

If you’ve been looking for vintage twinkle lights made for outdoor use, look no further than Brightown G40 Globe String Lights. “They are a nice warm yellow and not harsh at all, and they look amazing across my fence in the backyard,” says a 5-star reviewer. “I’m so excited to have people over so I can switch them on!”

Perfect for patios, gazebos, gardens, pergolas, decks and city rooftops, these are end to end connectable and waterproof.

Amazon

WHO IT’S FOR:

Twinkle light enthusiasts who want their home to glow on the inside and out.

HOW MUCH?

$23

WHERE TO FIND IT:

Amazon

2. PLEASANT  HEARTH PALMETTO FIRE PIT

Why just toast marshmallows around the fire, when you could make your entire meal over the open flame? With a built-in cooking grid, the Pleasant Hearth Palmetto Fire Pit allows you to do just that. Whether you’re using it as an alternative grill, for heat or both, a steel fire pit adds tons of function and flare to an outdoor space.

The Bay

WHO IT’S FOR:

Summer-lovers who wait all year long for s’more season.

HOW MUCH?

$120

WHERE TO FIND IT:

The Bay

 

3. SUNNYLIFE SWAN FLOAT

If you’re one of the lucky ones with a pool in their backyard, you need the Sunnylife Swan Luxe Ride-On Float in your life. Unlike other water inflatables, this one is famous. It made waves back in 2015 when it appeared in a now-deleted post on Taylor Swift’s Instagram. The picture of her and ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris floating on it was captioned, “Swan goals.”

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The Bay

WHO IT’S FOR:

Taylor Swift fans, or people who just really like swans.

HOW MUCH?

$71

WHERE TO FIND IT:

The Bay

4. PELLOR WOODEN SWING

If you’ve got a sturdy tree branch waiting patiently in your backyard, make the most of it by installing a swing. With a weight limit of 220 lbs, this Pellor wood swing is for children and adults and can be hung safely from secure tree branches or beams.

Amazon

WHO IT’S FOR:

Kids and nostalgic grown-ups!

HOW MUCH?

$57

WHERE TO FIND IT:

Amazon

5. VIVERE HAMMOCK

Want a hammock, but don’t have the trees to make it happen? No worries! Vivere hammocks come with a stand and adjustable hooks that let you customize how low or high you lay. They are available in 26 colours and three different materials — cotton, polyester and sunbrella. Sunbrella fabric reflects UV rays and resists staining, fading and mildew, making it a great choice if you plan to keep the hammock outside all year long.

Amazon

WHO IT’S FOR:

Professional outdoor nappers in the market for a new lounge spot.

HOW MUCH?

From $120

WHERE TO FIND IT:

Amazon

 

6. TIKI LUAU BAMBOO TORCHES

Light up your backyard with Tiki Luau Bamboo Torches. These torches, sold in a package of four, burn for up to 5 hours, stand 60-inches tall and are crafted from all-natural, renewable bamboo. “These torches look really cool around my back patio and really create a relaxing vibe,” says one happy customer. “It’s so fun to sit out and watch the fireflies dance across the backyard and just sit in the light of the torches.”

Plus, you can burn citronella oil in them to keep those pesky mosquitoes away.

Amazon

WHO IT’S FOR:

Regular backyard party-throwers who can’t be bothered by bugs.

HOW MUCH?

$77

WHERE TO FIND IT:

Amazon

 

7. GLUCKSEINHOME 6-PIECE PATIO SET

The Glucksteinhome Sedona 6-Piece Patio Conversation Set is the perfect balance between a living room sofa and outdoor furniture. It’s water, weather, stain, abrasion AND mildew resistant. Plus, it’s hella stylish. Currently on sale for $1320, this set comes with right and left end chairs, two middle chairs, a corner chair and ottoman with add-ons sold separately. You can configure the pieces however you want to best fit your space.

The Bay

WHO IT’S FOR:

Homeowners ready to invest in their backyard.

HOW MUCH?

$1300

WHERE TO FIND IT:

The Bay

 

8. HOME DETAILS CLASSIC METAL BIRD BATH

Is any outdoor space really complete without the sound of singing birds? Invite that sweet music into your yard with a bird bath. This metal one with an antique gold finish from The Bay is functional for the animals and an absolutely stunning piece of décor for you.

Just be sure you’re properly maintaining it. While a bird bath can be an excellent water source for them, it can also be dangerous for our feathered friends if not taken care of.

The Bay

WHO IT’S FOR:

People who can commit to minimal upkeep for a melodic bird song summer.

HOW MUCH?

$85

WHERE TO FIND IT:

The Bay

9. PALRAM PLANT INN RAISED GARDEN

If you don’t have the space or conditions to plant in your yard, the Palram Plant Inn Raised Garden is your solution. It’s especially ideal for patios and balconies. Raised garden beds extend the planting season, reduce weeds and are a great way around using poor native soil if you live on less than optimal gardening grounds.

Also, because the Palram is waist-high, it’s great for elderly or disabled gardeners who can’t bend over to tend to their plantings.

The Bay

WHO IT’S FOR:

Green thumbs with nowhere to garden.

HOW MUCH?

$550

WHERE TO FIND IT:

The Bay