Gear

3 Backyard DIYs That Will Take Your Memorial Day BBQ To The Next Level

Summer will be here soon and with it, backyard memories made with family and friends, and joyous kids exalting their three months of precious freedom from early morning wake-ups and never-ending homework. Once Memorial Day rolls around, the only tests on the agenda are ones of endurance, as bikes are raced around the neighborhood at breakneck speed, water balloons are filled then tossed this way and that, and games of soccer are forged from sunup to sundown.

With a long outdoor DIY to-do list and big plans on deck for summer, it’s best to get your projects done and out of the way before you host that epic Memorial Day cookout. That’s why Fatherly teamed up with The Home Depot to source the products to help you put the finishing touches on your spring-into-summer projects. Keep reading and start turning your inspiration into action.

1. The New Deck Project

Make this the year you’ll finally complete that new deck you’ve been dreaming of. Start by putting down Veranda Composite Decking Board that you’ll never need to stain or paint. Then, polish off this DIY in style with a comfortable outdoor dining set so your crew can have a perfect place to gather this summer and beyond.

The Must-Haves:

3. The Raised Bed Garden Project

Raised flower beds add a touch of class to any backyard. They can be housed in beautiful wood boxes or used whiskey barrels, and accented with found objects like old tires and vintage bicycles, perfect for adding a pop of color to any area. Here are two starter products every garden-seeker most definitely needs.

The Must-Haves:

Every product on Fatherly is independently selected by our editors, writers, and experts. If you click a link on our site and buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission.