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This beach tent is a shady game-changer

Brittany Anas  |  May 1, 2024

While you could make do with an umbrella punctured in the sand, a beach tent tends to be the better investment for frequent beach-goers.

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Wayfair’s Big Outdoor Sale has deals up to 70% off

Marie Rossiter  |  April 18, 2024

Wayfair's Big Outdoor Sale has massive deals on everything from lawn games to patio furniture, but you don't have long to shop.

Impulse buys

21 Impulse buys actually worth your money

Fiona Tapp  |  April 16, 2024

From a gadget that'll help you carry more grocery bags to a kitty-themed coffee warmer, these impulse buys are worth the cash.

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Get a 6-piece patio furniture set for $99 at Home Depot’s spring sale

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 11, 2024

This set comes with four folding chairs, a glass-top table and an umbrella, and it's $30 off during Home Depot's Spring Black Friday sale.

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Best ways to decorate with outdoor artificial plants

Marsha Badger  |  April 10, 2024

From what to look for in your artificial plants to how to arrange them outside, here's what to know about these handy greenery substitutes.

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We found the best storage sheds thanks to advice from the experts

Paige Cerulli  |  April 4, 2024

From options as low as $100 to vertical designs that save space, these are our picks for the best storage sheds thanks to expert input.

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How to keep mosquitos out of your backyard

Marsha Badger  |  April 2, 2024

Turns out, there are plants that can keep mosquitos out of your backyard. Plus, find out what other things you need to repel the pests.

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How to make a $5 butterfly bath using items from the dollar store

Marie Rossiter  |  March 29, 2024

Learn how to make an inexpensive butterfly bath for your yard so these beautiful insects stop by the oasis for a drink while you enjoy them.

BugMD Zap Trap

This 2-in-1 LED light and bug zapper is perfect for your patio

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 27, 2024

If you need to keep the bugs away but also want some ambient lighting for your patio, this two-in-one LED bug zapper can do both under $40.

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Backyard privacy ideas you can do on a budget

Paige Cerulli  |  March 22, 2024

Want to enjoy time outdoors but don't want neighbors following your every move? These affordable backyard privacy ideas start at just $18.

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Need a raised garden bed this spring? Amazon’s got them on sale

Marie Rossiter  |  March 21, 2024

If you're planning to vegetable garden this spring, you can get up to 43% off raised garden beds during Amazon's Big Spring Sale.

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All the best early deals from Amazon’s Big Spring Sale

Paige Cerulli  |  March 19, 2024

Hop to it to get great deals and savings on everything from fashion to tech at Amazon's first-ever Big Spring Sale.

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Here’s how you can get free wildflower seeds for your garden

Simplemost  |  March 11, 2024

We can each do our part to promote pollination and save the bees, and it all starts with a handful of wildflower seeds.

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This best-selling Walmart patio umbrella is $250 off

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 29, 2024

Thinking spring? Walmart has a 10-foot heavy-duty patio umbrella, with stand, on sale at a deep discount right now in seven colors.

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This heavy duty garden cart is 40% off at Amazon right now

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  February 20, 2024

Whether you're gardening or hauling firewood, this battery-powered, heavy-duty cart could make your life much easier and at a discount.

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Free Fishing Weekends 2024: When you can fish for free in every state

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 2, 2024

Take advantage of the free fishing days in your state (when you can fish without a license) this year and reel in some happy memories.

Hot tub on sale

Get a 5-person hot tub shipped to your door for $2,868

Emily O'Brien  |  December 1, 2023

This hot tub is 'plug and play,' which means that you can simply plug it into an existing 120-volt outlet.

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The best Cyber Monday lawn and garden deals from Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot and more

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 26, 2023

Lawn and garden items like patio furniture, grills, snow blowers, outdoor cameras and pizza ovens can be found on sale from Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot and more.

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The 10 best deals from Lowe’s Cyber Monday sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 26, 2023

Lowe's Cyber Monday deals include discounts on power tools, fire pits, lawn equipment and holiday decorations and other home decor goods.

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Dolly Parton designed her own rocking chairs for Cracker Barrel

Bridget Sharkey  |  November 2, 2023

The septuagenarian is staying true to her promise to every sense of the word.

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This cordless leaf blower is just $90 today

Marie Rossiter  |  October 19, 2023

The VacLife Electric Cordless Leaf Blower, which is 55% off right now, comes with a blower, attachable air tube, battery and charger

The best pressure washers for blasting away dirt and grime

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  October 19, 2023

When you have a big clean-up job to tackle outside your home, nothing works quite as well as a pressure washer.

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This $25 fire bowl is perfect for your fall gatherings

Anna Weaver  |  October 18, 2023

Think of it as an ultra mini fire pit built for indoor tabletops as well as the outdoors. Add marshmallows and let the festivities begin.

The best lawn and garden deals at Amazon Prime Big Deal Days

Emily O'Brien  |  October 11, 2023

You can get more than $100 off lawn mowers and other essentials for your yard and garden during Amazon's Prime Big Deal Days sale Oct. 10-11.

The best deals at Amazon Prime Big Deal Days

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 11, 2023

Here are some of the best and most popular deals you'll find during Amazon's two-day Big Deal Days sale, which runs Oct. 10-11.

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6 ways to keep critters out of your garden

Lauren Alexander  |  October 9, 2023

If you're struggling with pests in your garden, these techniques will help keep them from munching on your plants.

The 10 best deals at Lowe’s 72 hours of Super Savings sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 9, 2023

The sale, which runs Oct. 9-11, offers deep discounts on appliances, electronics, home goods, tools and lawn and garden essentials.

This smart bird feeder with camera is $130 right now (regularly $270)

Marie Rossiter  |  October 5, 2023

A camera embedded in this feeder provides an up-close look at birds, and the camera's app lets you know when a bird lands at the feeder.

This best-selling storage shed is now 54% off at Walmart

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 3, 2023

Originally priced at $539.99, this 6-by-4-foot outdoor metal storage shed is on sale for $249 for a limited time.

Yexmas 7-foot-tall Halloween Inflatable Pumpkin Reaper

This 7-foot-tall inflatable pumpkin ghost is only $43.99 (regularly $200)

Marie Rossiter  |  October 3, 2023

The Yexmas Pumpkin Reaper Ghost is is deeply discounted right now; Walmart has slashed the price by 88% on this spooky guy.

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The 8 best string trimmers for keeping your yard tidy

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  October 2, 2023

'They’re the unsung heroes of a polished lawn,' one professional landscaper told us. Here are the string trimmers the pros actually use.

This backyard fire pit is on sale for just $110

Marie Rossiter  |  September 20, 2023

This fire pit can also be used as a grill or an ice cooler, which makes it perfect for entertaining outdoors throughout the fall months.

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The 10 best lawn mowers, according to lawn care professionals

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  September 19, 2023

With so much new technology on the market, including electric mowers and robotic options, there's a lot to consider before you buy.

The 12 best grills, according to professional grill masters

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  September 8, 2023

Whether you’re a novice looking to throw some burgers on a flame or a practiced pitmaster, these are the best grills out there.

Teachers can apply to receive free ‘moon trees’ from NASA

Marie Rossiter  |  August 31, 2023

The seedlings, which orbited the moon for four weeks in a space capsule, will be distributed to advance STEM initiatives.

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Lowe’s Labor Day deals are already here

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 24, 2023

Looking for items to make outdoor entertaining, fall home maintenance or indoor food prep easier? Lowe's Labor Day sale has you covered.

Black jack-o'-lanterns at Sam's Club

These $13.99 jack-o’-lanterns are the perfect Pottery Barn dupe

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  August 24, 2023

These jack-o'-lanterns are on sale at Sam's Club for a fraction of the price of a similar model at Pottery Barn.

This expandable hose is on sale for $12.99 (regularly $39.99)

Marie Rossiter  |  August 21, 2023

This expandable hose comes in both 25-foot and 50-foot lengths, and both are marked down at 68% off the regular price at Until Gone.

11 things on sale this week that are worth the money

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 18, 2023

From Levi jeans and hair straighteners to patio sets, here are the items to add to your shopping cart right now.

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The 11 best outdoor artificial plants

Sarah Kuta  |  August 16, 2023

Outdoor artificial plants are made with UV- and weather-resistant materials to prevent fading. Landscaping experts recommended these ones.

Get $60 off this propane fire pit table for your outdoor gatherings

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 11, 2023

Finish your outdoor patio with this propane fire pit table, which is now $60 if you clip a coupon on Amazon.

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The best Walmart Plus Week deals

Marie Rossiter  |  July 13, 2023

Walmart's Plus Week sale is still going strong—but you'd better act fast if you have your eye on something, as the deals end July 13.

Lawn and garden products on sale for Prime Day

The best Prime Day lawn and garden deals 2023

Marie Rossiter  |  July 12, 2023

Amazon has everything you need to keep your lawn and garden in tip-top shape, and many of these products are on sale.

Alternative Prime Day sales to shop this year

Emily O'Brien  |  July 7, 2023

To compete with Amazon Prime Day, other big retailers, including Home Depot, Walmart, Wayfair and Macy's, all offer their own sales and deals.

Walmart has a 10-foot trampoline on sale for just $173 (regularly $500)

Marie Rossiter  |  July 7, 2023

If your kids could use some bouncty time out in the backyard, this 10-foot trampoline might be exactly what you need — and it's on sale!

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Take $1,000 off this 5-person hot tub at Sam’s Club

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 6, 2023

If you're looking for a five-person hot tub that's perfect for your backyard, you might want to pick up this Sam's Club steal while you can.

10 great deals from Wayfair’s Fourth of July sale

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  June 30, 2023

These Fourth of July deals from Wayfair will have customers saving up to 70% on items for the kitchen, patio, dining room and more.

Raised garden bed on sale at Walmart

Walmart has raised garden bed kits for just $37 (regularly $102)

Marie Rossiter  |  June 27, 2023

This lightweight, raised garden bed is 63% off at, and it might be the perfect way to jumpstart your summer garden.

Lowe's storefront

10 things to buy at Lowe’s Fourth of July sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 22, 2023

Save on a EGO Power+ lawn mower, Whirlpool washer, DeWalt tools and more at Lowe’s Fourth of July sale, which starts now.

White boho wicker chair on sale at Walmart

Walmart is selling this boho wicker chair for less than $300

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 22, 2023

This attractive wicker chair comes in four different colors and will look great on your patio, so pick it up while it's on sale!

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