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5 ways to build a legendary backyard for summer

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Looking to improve your backyard lifestyle? It takes more than an umbrella, pool towel or a better sprinkler system. Consider making an investment with items such as gazebos, planters and even a special swing set that will have all the kids swooning. We’ve found the perfect accessories and additions to make your home the envy of the neighborhood.

SINGLYFIRE 22 inch Fire Pit

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Sturdy yet portable, this fire pit is the perfect size to roast hot dogs or marshmallows. Skip the circle of rocks in the ground fire pit at your campsite, beach, or RV park and opt for one that’s easier to use. The fire pit’s 22-inch diameter is large enough to keep everyone safe and toasty, as they gather around the wood-burning fireplace that’s covered with an included spark screen. If you want to mix it up a little, burning herbs helps to repel mosquitoes. CNET reported that burning thyme kept the bug activity down for 90 minutes. It’s a little smoky at first when all those essential oils are released.

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Sunjoy Chapman 13 x 15 ft. Outdoor Patio Cedar Framed Wood Gazebo

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This well-made gazebo compliments your garden, and garners compliments, too. Wow your friends by serving an elegant dinner al fresco in your new wood gazebo outdoor dining room. Add some sisal rugs, a couple long tables, and some freshly cut garden blooms and create an evening everyone will remember. The 13-foot by 15-foot gazebo gives you 195 square feet to adorn with your favorite potted plants or fragrant vines, luxe draperies, and strands of round white lights. Made from rot and termite-resistant cedar, the pieces are predrilled for easy assembly.

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Best Choice Products 48x24x30in Raised Garden Bed

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This 5 cubic feet planter is made from durable Chinese fir wood that brings both functionality and elegance to your garden. Great for taller folks, the Best Choice Raised Garden Bed is 30″ tall and nearly 4′ wide so you won’t have to bend very far to do your gardening. The all-wood box is modern and timeless to blend with any décor. It also has a raised bed liner to separate the wood from the soil and prevent worries about pests or weeds. This planter box works for nearly any sized outdoor space or patio. Its water-resistant structure will ensure it not only lasts longer, but it also won’t rot your soil, an important element in allowing your plants to grow healthily.

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Goasis Lawn Artificial Grass Turf Lawn

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Grass lawns are iconic. We love how they look with their lustrous greens, and pristine, manicured edges. Unfortunately, they don’t always look like a picture-perfect postcard. We appreciate the superior quality of the Goasis artificial grass and turf. It’s non-toxic and lead-free, so you’ll have no worries about negative environmental impact or your pets or grandkids rolling around in it. The Goasis lawn is high density with a height of about 4/10′s of an inch to provide a lush surface with the look and feel of real grass. Get year-round use out of your lawns or kids’ play areas. This turf is available in a wide variety of sizes up to 13 by 82 feet.

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Lifetime Monkey Bar Adventure Swing Set

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When you’re young, is there anything more joyous than the day your family puts a new swing set in the backyard? No more bugging mom and pop for a visit to the city park – adventure awaits just mere steps from the back door. This model from Lifetime is super fun but super safe as well: All hard edges are rounded or covered with plastic caps, and the entire set is powder-coated to resist rusting and the weather. It includes three belt swings, one trapeze bar with gym rings and more.

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