12 Random-But-Useful Backyard Items to Instantly Upgrade Your Summer

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1. Thermacell Mosquito Repeller

This rechargeable, scent-free mosquito repeller, complete with a built-in ambient light, will have you saying "so long" to itchy bug bites. If you're new to QVC, you can score an extra $10 off with code SURPRISE.

2. Addlon String Lights

Light up your patio in style with these weatherproof string lights. They're linkable to customize length and even come with hanging hooks already attached at the top.

3. Terrain Mesh Food Cover and Tray

Keep pests away from your perfect charcuterie spread with this protective mesh cover that conveniently comes with its own acacia wood and bamboo serving tray.

4. Picnic Time Beachcomber Chair & Tote

At 34 percent off, this lightweight and portable lounge chair that converts into an easy-to-carry tote is definitely one we'll be snagging. It even has a zippered pocket for your sunnies and SPF.

5. Eaersan Standing Misters

Take on the humidity with these flexible standing misters that will keep you cool on even the hottest of days.

6. Tangkula Bar Table

With an extendable tabletop that can be adjusted to two different heights, this ice bucket and cocktail table combo is just what you need to keep your poolside drinks fresh.

7. Meater Smart Meat Thermometer

Cooking meat to perfection is practically foolproof with this wireless smart thermometer, says Candace Davison, PureWow's VP of editorial.

8. Colsen Tabletop Fire Pit

This tabletop fire pit can easily be moved around any backyard space thanks to its light weight and smokeless flames.

9. Royal Gourmet Standing Grill

Entertaining this summer? Upgrade your grill to this model with an extra-large cooking space that can fit more than 20 burgers at a time—and did we mention you can save $166 on it now?

10. Abccanopy Umbrella Mosquito Net

Possibly one of the most functional backyard items we've found, this is both a patio umbrella and mosquito net in one, saving you from sunburns *and* uninvited insect visitors.

11. Wildlife World Ltd Butterfly House

Attract beautiful butterflies to your outside space with this wooden habitat that can serve as a feeder now and a home for non-migrating butterflies in the winter.

12. Flexzilla Garden Hose

Whether you're spritzing your flowers or yourself, a good garden hose is a must. We love this one for its durability—and you can grab a matching nozzle kit, too.

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