Your backyard is calling — it’s ready to bloom, grow, and provide. It’s ready to be the manicured space in which you grill, play, unwind, and entertain family and friends. And since you’ve likely been making grand plans for your outdoor space throughout the winter and spring, now is the time to turn those to-do lists and pie-in-the-sky dreams into IRL projects that will help you get the most out of your backyard all summer long.
The Fatherly team understands and appreciates the intense love you have for your outdoor space. It’s where your kids run, jump, use their imaginations, and quite literally grow up. It’s where you tend the flame for prime cuts of steak, cedar plank salmon, and farmer’s market fresh veggies. And late at night, with the stars twinkling above, it’s where marshmallows get squished between graham crackers and melty squares of chocolate. In this special edition of our beloved Best Of The Backyard series, we’ve compiled the finest outdoor items available at The Home Depot, from garden gear to lawn care equipment. Here are 7 summer goodies to add to your cart today.
Thanks to this spacious (630 square inches of cooking space) and powerful (33,000 BTUs) griddle top grill, the notion of making eggs in the morning, grilled cheese midday, and burgers for dinner — all on the same surface — is no longer a culinary pipe dream. Cleanup is easy with the clever grease management system, and the pair of shelves flanking the griddle means there’s ample room to prep ingredients without breaking your stride.
Red, black, or brown – take your pick and design the garden bed of your dreams with this affordable mulch that will transform your backyard into a welcoming home for flowers and plants. It’s designed to help hold moisture in and moderate the temperature of your soil while also preventing pesky weeds from sprouting up.
Your backyard might have its requisite grill, hammock, and fire pit, but does it have an actual deck? This season, fulfill your backyard’s true potential with decking that will never need to be stained or painted. You’ll spend future summers enjoying your deck instead of maintaining it, and bonus: You’ll never have to worry about splinters, making these decking boards ideal for you, your pets, and your kids.
These two powerful tools will help you complete all of your ambitious backyard DIYs, from constructing that long-awaited deck to building the treehouse your kids have been dreaming about since before they could talk. The combo kit features a ½ inch hammer drill and a ¼ inch impact driver, both of which are fully compatible with the Milwaukee M18 18-Volt cordless system. Plus, for a limited time, you can get one select free tool when you buy this combo kit. And best of all? The brushless motors of these power tools allow you to work safely and quickly, so that you can get back to enjoying the backyard R&R you deserve.
This organic gardening soil comes pre-mixed and ready to help your starter plants and veggies thrive all summer long. Its formula is designed to feed plants for up to 2 months, giving them that essential early boost needed to provide a bountiful harvest when the time comes.
Nothing spruces up a backyard quite like an array of colorful annuals and perennials. Let your kids trade their school books for gardening gloves this summer by encouraging them to dig their hands into the earth, mix Miracle-Gro Garden Soil with dirt, plant their favorite colors, and help the flowers grow strong roots and flourish all summer long.
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