Made in the Shade: The 7 Best Patio Umbrellas You Can Buy

Everyone needs a patio umbrella to shade their outdoor space. We found 7 cool canopies to shield any type of open air grouping, from small conversation spots to alfresco dining areas. We even recommend a unique half-canopy for decks, and a portable choice for shade-on-the-go. Read our full buying guide now.

How to Choose the Best Backyard Playground Equipment for Your Home

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Are you shopping for backyard playground equipment and feeling overwhelmed by your options? From safe clearances to customization, you’ll find everything you need to know in this informative article. Plus, we share 17 of our top picks, with favorites based on age group and materials. Enjoy years of outdoor fun!

11 of the Best Porch Swings for Your Outdoor Space

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Comfortable and relaxing, porch swings are the perfect option to spend a little down time lounging outdoors. Styles and sizes vary from single-seaters to sumptuous daybeds – and some come with their own stands, so technically, you don’t even need a porch! Check out our review of 11 of the best porch swings now.

11 of the Best Gazebos for Relaxing in the Garden

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It’s time to move outdoor entertaining off the deck and into the yard with one of 11 exceptional DIY gazebos. Choose your favorite from an array of styles to create a comfortable garden retreat that’s the perfect focal point for photographing family gatherings. Read our reviews of the top kits now!

Cozy Up and Get the Lowdown on 13 Popular Patio Heaters and Fire Pits

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Want to enjoy your patio in the cooler months of the year? How about adding a cozy patio heater or fire pit to your outdoor decor? Let the experts at Gardener’s Path help you choose from an array of decorative and functional options with this handy product review of some of today’s most popular models.

11 Best Benches for Enjoying a Fresh Garden View

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Do you plan to add a garden bench or two to your landscape design? We’ve reviewed what’s on the market, and there’s a style for everyone, in materials ranging from composite and concrete, to wood and wrought iron. Read on to learn our top picks and where to buy them, right here on Gardener’s Path.

How to Choose the Right Furniture for Your Small Outdoor Space

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Think your deck or balcony is too small to become an outdoor oasis? Well, think again. Outdoor furniture comes in all shapes and sizes, and we recommend the best chairs, tables, dining sets, and sofas for small spaces. We also offer planning tips for before you go shopping. Read our complete buying guide now!

Brighten Up Your Yard Decor with 7 of Our Favorite Outdoor Rugs

Thinking about buying an outdoor rug but not sure where to start? We explain the types of mat materials that are available, and how to pick the right color and shape to really tie together your outside groupings. We also recommend some of the best natural and synthetic choices. Read our guide now to help you find your favorite designs.

10 of the Best Deck Boxes for Your Porch, Patio, Pool, or Veranda

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Looking for a backyard storage solution? Not sure which deck box is best for your outdoor space? We’ve reviewed the best products available and created a convenient, easy-reference article for simpler shopping. Take the guesswork out of your deck box purchase and read our buying guide now on Gardener’s Path.