If you’re anything like me, you want to get outside as soon as the weather begins to heat up. Now that summer is in full swing, I don’t go inside until well into the night. I’d rather sit outside with grilled meats, a cold cocktail, and friends all around having fun. Turn up the music and let’s head outside for the real definition of summer fun.
Now, if you want the outdoor party to rock, you’ll probably need to invest a little to make your outdoor space the best in the neighborhood. It will be worth it once the music is blasting and the meat is on the grill. Grab some color changing flames to liven up the party, a sun shade to protect your guests from the sun, or a blanket to picnic on your lawn. Enjoy these 37 products that will instantly improve your outdoor space.
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These Vibrant Flames
Sometimes, a backyard party can get dull when the sun sets but it doesn’t have to be that way. Pick up these magical flames and watch the colors light up the night while your friends gather around the fire pit.
This Bonsai Tree Kit
There are a few things needed to improve any outdoor space and most of it comes down to giving people something to stare at and talk about. And a tiny tree outside is one of those things that just get people staring and talking.
These Solar Garden Lights
I used to think making an outdoor lighted walkway required hiding cables and dealing with electricity. Turns out all I had to do was buy some solar lights to light the way for my guests.
This Grilling Kit
If you’re using the same utensils you use in the kitchen to grill your meat outside, it’s time to upgrade. This kit comes with everything you need to take control of the grill and let your guests know you know what you’re doing.
Gather Beneath This Canopy
You might think that inviting friends to your house in the summer lets them know the party takes place outside. The truth is you have to set the gathering place. This canopy creates a spot where guests can gather and chat. Set it over a table with chips and drinks and you’re ready to get the party started.
These Glowing Rocks
An outdoor space doesn’t have to be big to get attention. Add these rocks along a path or the edge of your lawn and wait for sunset. Your guests will be amazed by the light show you give them and won’t be able to stop talking about it the next day at work.
This Racket for Mosquitos
I detest uninvited guests, especially the flying ones. If you feel the same way, grab a few of these electric fly swatters and keep them outside. Let your guests know they can use them and they’ll turn pesky pests into an activity.
Start Fires Quickly
When the time comes to start the fire, you don’t want to struggle to start a fire in your own yard. Not to worry. Drop in these starters into your fire pit and warm your guests quickly when the evening comes.
This Grill Cover
The best way to keep your grill looking clean between cookouts is to keep it protected from the elements. I use this cover after I clean my grill so that it’s ready to go the next time people come over. People will trust you know what you’re doing if your grill looks shiny to start.
Reach the Whole Garden
A garden needs plants. I keep greenery in all four corners of my place and you need a long hose to get everywhere. I stopped wrestling with bulky hoses that always kinked long ago. Instead I use this flexible, retractable hose to reach all my plants.
This Avocado Tree Kit
What good is an outdoor space if I can’t grow something in it? This avocado growing kit makes it easy to get a small tree growing until it’s ready for planting in its permanent home. You know you’ve always wanted to have a yard with its own avocados.
Give Your Plants a Bamboo Base
Not all plants look their best in the ground. Some plants grow their best when they are elevated and their leaves grow out and down. This planter comes with a bamboo base to raise your plants above the ground. Try it in an area by your patio chairs where your guests can see it.
Add Bubbles to Any Gathering
I loved making bubbles as a kid. Now that I have my own kids, I figure any time outside is an excuse to have bubbles. This bubble machine creates that playland I always wanted as a kid. Say what you want about smartphones and virtual reality, my favorite advancement is that I no longer have to blow bubbles myself.
This Coffee Table for Evening Drinks
One mistake of the outdoor space rookie is to forget to give guests a place to put their drinks when hanging out. Do you really expect everyone to hold on to their drinks the entire afternoon? This coffee table will hold drinks and make conversation at the same time.
This Terrarium for a Natural Centerpiece
Every table should have a centerpiece. Outside, this terrarium keeps the outdoor vibe even at the table without the worry of dirt in your food. Add some colorful succulents and watch it make your yard the center of the block.
A Light to Grill at Night
When I got my first gas grill, I looked for any excuse to cook outside. The only trouble I had was what to do when the sun went down. This grill light took care of that problem quickly. It attaches to the grill top handle and let us keep an eye on the meat at any time of night.
Water Regularly for the Greenest Lawn
A lawn needs water to look healthy and if you want people to come over to your outdoor space, the lawn should look fantastic. This sprinkler can give your lawn the water it desires without making a mess and overwatering areas of your yard.
Keep the Tools of the Trade Handy
The outdoor space is a grilling space but most grills don’t leave you too much room for the tools you need to do the cooking. You find yourself trying to balance them over containers, lids, or really anything you can find. Grab this magnetic utensil bar and keep all your stuff handy so you’re never fumbling around.
A Blanket for a Private Picnic
You don’t need to go far for a nice picnic when you have a green lawn. Prep some fruits and sandwiches and lay out this blanket on a nice afternoon. Grab your drink of choice and you and the whole family can enjoy an afternoon on the grass.
This Patio Chair
A good outdoor space should have a few patio chairs for guests to relax on. I’m talking relaxing chairs where you sink into them and have to wonder if getting up is necessary until the desire for another cold drink forces you to do it.
Give Your Chair Some Softness
Wooden patio chairs look relaxing on their own but after a while, sitting directly on wood isn’t so much fun. This chair cushion changes that, turning your patio chair into the most relaxing area of the yard.
The Yard of Your Dreams Has a Hammock
Remember being a kid and watching your favorite cartoon family? No matter how old you are, I’m betting that family had a hammock in the yard and whenever you saw it, someone was having the time of their life lounging in it. Now you can lounge like your favorite cartoon character thanks to this hammock.
Don’t Let Bugs Ruin Your Nap
The one thing you don’t see when you see people taking naps in their backyards on TV is the mosquitoes and gnats that ruin every single nap. Put an end to that misery with this bug net made specifically for hammocks.
Forbidden Fruit Always Gets Second Looks
There’s really nothing like biting into forbidden fruit. And if that fruit is in your backyard, you’ll love watching your guests gawk at the crazy-looking strawberries and melons you’ve got growing. It will be even better when they realize how delicious they are.
The Right Tools for the Right Yard – Yours
If you’re going to plant in your yard, you have to do it right. And doing it right means having the right tools to get in the dirt and nurture plant lfie. These garden tools will give you everything you need to become the best plant parent ever.
This Wooden Planter
Planters are a good way to keep flowers, succulents, and other plants healthy and away from animals that may roam around your yard. This wooden planter also has a natural wood look that could add to your plant story. After all, nobody has to know you didn’t build it yourself from wood you had laying around the yard.
Add a Splash of Color to Your Greens
One thing they don’t tell you when you start trying to add plants and flowers to your outdoor space is that not all plants use the same amount of water. Do it carelessly and you may overwater some and underwater others at the same time. Grab these colorful watering globes and let them do the work.
Create That Vertical Garden Look
Lately, my social feed has been cluttered with pictures of the latest trendy bar or restaurant with a plant wall. Grab this backdrop and turn your own outdoor space into the place where everyone wants to take a selfie.
Take the Fun to the Pool
If you have a pool in your outdoor space, one easy way to improve it is to add water games. This float is great for lounging but flip it over when there are no kids around and it’s the perfect pong table. Serve ’em up!
Keep Cold Drinks in an Outdoor Cooler
You don’t want to run into the house each time somebody needs a drink. If you’re holding a party in your outdoor space, take everything out there. Drop these ice packs in a big cooler along with all your drinks and let your guests help themselves.
Light Up the Yard for Camping Fun
I learned early on that to truly enjoy my outdoor space, it needed to be whatever I wanted. It can be your backyard for a cookout, a park for a picnic, or even a camping site for a night. I can set up a tent along with this lantern and just enjoy the night under the stars with the family.
Outdoor Lights Don’t Have to Be Boring
When the sun sets, you need light. Don’t add just any light, use this decorative lamp and light up your yard with a brilliant display of butterflies for all to enjoy. Set up a plant on the shelf beneath the light to add a one-of-a-kind factor that changes as your plant grows
Lay Out a Rug for Your Guests
My outdoor space is on concrete and that gets tiring on guests’ feet. I picked up this outdoor rug some time ago to give everyone something a bit more comfy under their feet on a hot day.
Get a Fire Going When the Sun Goes Down
The evening is bound to bring a cool breeze to your party. Don’t let everyone get cold and go home early. Start a fire in this pit and have everyone gather around to close out the night making memories and telling stories.
Block the Sun and Keep the Fun
I enjoy grilling outside but what I couldn’t stand was the sun directly over me as I started to cook. The thing that saved our cookouts was this sun shade. I set it up above our patio and now we can enjoy our outdoor space at any time of the day.
Create a Zen Outdoor Space
When I set out to improve my outdoor space, the goal was to create a place of zen. I wanted to know I could step outside with a good book and just enjoy being outdoors. Turns out the missing piece was the relaxing tones of this wooden wind chime.
Keep the Center of Your Outdoor Space Clean
The centerpiece of every outdoor space should be the grill. And the key to a grill that lasts a long time is to clean it immediately after each use. That said, I don’t want to spend hours doing it. This scrubbing stone gets into the grill and gets rid of the most stubborn bits quickly.