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10 Best Backyard Products for Your Deck and Patio

Make this summer your best ever with these deck and patio accessories that make outdoor living safer and more entertaining.

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Safer Replaceable-Head Grill Brush

If you use a wire brush to clean your grill, sharp bristles can dislodge, stick to the grill’s cooking surface and find their way into your food. One alternative: the Safer Replaceable Head Grill Brush.

This innovative brush features rugged red, grit-infused nylon bristles that were laboratory tested for durability. These won’t break or fall out like metal ones. Use the brush to scrub-down cooled grates. Snap on the detachable scraper blade to remove sticky carbon deposits that can wreck the taste of your next grilled steak or burger.

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Smart Solar Oiled-Bronze On-Demand Fountain

Untethered by electrical hookups, the lightweight resin Smart Solar Oiled-Bronze Finish Chatsworth Solar On-Demand Fountain can be easily tucked into a quiet corner of the garden, or placed front-and-center on the patio as a charming focal point.

This combo fountain/birdbath provides the gentle, relaxing sound of trickling water and birds chirping as they bathe. Two and a half gallons of water recycle through a hidden reservoir powered by a solar underwater pump and a rechargeable battery. Ah, summer.

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Brightech Waterproof LED Outdoor String Lights

If you’re tired of taking down your backyard string lights when summer ends, here’s a solution. Hang Brightech Ambience Pro Waterproof LED Outdoor String Lights across the yard, over a pergola or wrapped in trees to add a warm glow and bistro atmosphere all year-round.

When night falls, these festoon-style lights set the mood with high-efficiency, two-watt LED bulbs that are bright enough yet not too dim. They’re just right for entertaining friends or illuminating a romantic dinner for two.

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Mistana Teardrop Swing Chair with Stand

No need for a tree to hang the Anner Teardrop Swing Chair with Stand by Mistana. It’s a free-standing, egg-style chair made of thick, brown, meshed rattan that lets refreshing breezes flow through.

And when it’s time to relinquish your turn in this boho-inspired chair, the nifty side handles help you get out gracefully. When the weather starts to change, bring the chair indoors for relaxed extra seating until summer rolls around again.

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Dr Infrared Patio Wall-Mount Heater

Extend your outdoor entertaining with the Dr Infrared Heater Outdoor Wall-Mount Heater. It’s perfect for taking the chill off the patio, deck, terrace or balcony.

Mount the heater on a wall or ceiling, or set it on its adjustable aluminum tripod (included). It emits clean, odorless and instantaneous heat. This outdoor heater comes with three power settings, a 12-1/2-ft. cord, and remote control for maintaining a comfortable temperature all evening long.

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Pizza Oven Kit for Kettle-Style Charcoal Grills

Building a full-size pizza oven in your backyard can be an expensive undertaking. For a fraction of the cost, become your own patio pizzaiolo (Italian for professional pizza maker) with the KettlePizza Oven Kit for Charcoal Grills.

Turn any kettle-style charcoal grill into a wood-fired pizza oven, pronto, with this clever insert that fits between the grill’s bottom and the lid. Use charcoal briquettes and hardwood chips to bring the oven’s temperature to a perfect pizza-cooking 750 degrees F.

The kit includes a steel insert (fits 18-1/2-in. to 22-1/2-in. rounds), an aluminum cooking pan, a thermometer and handles. An expansion plate for 26-1/2-in. grills is sold separately.

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GrowlerWerks uKeg Go

Want to turn your backyard into a makeshift neighborhood pub? It’s easy with the GrowlerWerks uKeg Go, an innovative beverage dispenser that serves beer straight from the tap.

The patented carbonated system keeps up to 64 ounces of vacuum-insulated, pressurized craft beer cold for up to nine hours and fresh for several weeks. Other uKeg Go features include a carry handle and a three-position locking tap. It uses 8-gram CO2 food-grade chargers (sold separately) and also comes in a 128-ounce size.

Not a beer aficionado? This works for cider, soda, kombucha and cocktails, too.

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Jumbo Inflatable Outdoor Projector Screen

You can blow up or deflate the Khomo Gear Jumbo Inflatable Theater Projector Screen in less than five minutes for instant front-row seats to backyard movie night under the stars.

Portable and easy to set it up at a campground, park or tailgate party, the white part of the screen measures 13 x 8 x 17-ft. across with front and back projection capabilities. Coolest feature? You can set it up without screws or tools using the quiet and powerful blower (included). At the end of the show, fold it up and store it away in its convenient carry bag.

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Grand Patio Offset Umbrella

The sun moves, so your shade umbrella should, too. Portable and adjustable, the Grand Patio Napoli Offset Umbrella with rolling base makes it easy to cool off poolside loungers, a group in the hot tub or diners at a patio table.

The large canopy is easy to open and close with the crank mechanism. The auto-lock system lets you angle the umbrella up to 90 degrees to create cover from UV rays anywhere in the yard.

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Garden Republic Herb Garden Seed Kit

Sometimes you just want to step outside your kitchen door and snip a few fresh herbs for a salad or to season a dish. The Garden Republic Herb Garden Seed Kit is the answer to growing a compact, aromatic herb garden on your deck, patio or terrace.

The garden kit comes with a wooden box containing 10 varieties of popular heirloom non-GMO seeds, 10 bamboo plant markers and an eBook with 20 delicious recipes to try. Just soak the seeds for 24 hours, plant them in containers, cover with soil, add water and let nature take its course.

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Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a freelance travel, lifestyle and digital content writer based in a medieval hill town in central Italy. Her work has been featured in such publications as Fodor's, The Telegraph, Walks of Italy, Italy Magazine, Frommers.com, Touring Bird (via [email protected]) and more. Most recently she authored the 2020 edition of DK Eyewitness Sicily travel guide. When Toni is not roaming around Europe, you'll find her tending her alley-side container garden or honing her clay-court tennis game.

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