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Build a better backyard on a budget with these patio and furniture deals

From a canopy gazebo to solar-powered umbrellas, these deals will get you excited for summer.
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While it feels like spring just started, summer will be here before we know it. And we're getting ready for plenty of parties by the pool, nights spent by the bonfire and barbecues with friends and family. But before you start planning those alfresco gatherings, now might be the time to upgrade some of that outdoor patio furniture you've been meaning to replace.

We believe that it's never too early to shop for summer essentials, especially when there are so many sales on outdoor furniture happening. Bigger retailers like Overstock, Target, Walmart and more are already shaving prices on big-ticket items like patio sets and solar-powered umbrellas.

With so many sales to shop, you might not know where to start. So, we took it upon ourselves to find the best deals on furniture, coverings and accessories to help spruce up your outdoor space. From water-resistant furnishings to garden decor, these picks will have you wishing you could skip spring altogether.

Amazon outdoor furniture and accessory deals

Pure Garden Planter Box

This planter is perfect for housing your potted shrubs or spring blooms. It has an open, T-shaped bottom, which allows for proper water drainage for your plants, the brand shares. And, you don't even need any tools to put it together — the walls of the planter are made to snap together for easy assembly.

Addlon Outdoor String Lights

Your space will be beautifully illuminated during outdoor dinner parties and wine nights with these string lights. According to the brand, the lights are waterproof, sunproof and windproof. They can also be hooked up to a dimmer, so you can switch up the brightness to suit any occasion. They're 20% off right now, but you'll save an additional 10% when you add the Amazon coupon.

Duck Covers Water-Resistant Outdoor Seat Cushions

Refresh your current outdoor furniture with some new cushions. Not only are these options from Amazon available in 25 fun colors and patterns, but they're also water-resistant to help make cleaning them a breeze! You're going to want to add them to your cart now while they're up to 42% off.

AsterOutdoor Sun Shade Sail

Don't have room in your backyard for an umbrella with a bulky stand? Opt for this sun shade, which can be hung over your patio or deck to help you stay cool. According to the brand, the breathable shade allows cooling breezes and light to pass through while blocking 95 percent of UV rays.

Christopher Knight Home Ruby Outdoor Iron Side Table

Part side table, part decorative piece, this Amazon find is a great combination of style and function. It’s a great place to hold cocktails and small plates, and the dark blue metal construction can withstand any weather. We’re loving the all-around cut-out design as an elegant and unexpected touch.

Himaweek Plant Stand and Display

Plant lovers will fall in love with this three-tier wooden shelf. The entire stand has room for 11 regular-sized potted plants (or more with smaller-sized pots!) and can withstand a total weight of 150 pounds, according to the brand. Right now, you can use your green thumb to add this to your cart for nearly 40% off.

Walker Edison Acacia Wood X Frame Outdoor Bench

Whether you place this bench by your favorite spot in the garden or beside your outdoor dining table, it seems like it'll make the perfect addition to your patio setup. Reviewers say that it "looks great" and is "easy to assemble."

MasterCanopy Outdoor Grill Gazebo

A good barbecue will happen rain or shine, but to make sure it goes off without a hitch, we suggest looking into a grill gazebo. This special canopy is perfectly sized to protect your grill from the elements and even includes two side shelves to hang your cooking accessories. The steel frame is rustproof, and the double-tiered canopy is ventilated to clear the air of smoke.

Target outdoor furniture and accessory deals

Mina Victory Solid Outdoor Throw Pillow

If your patio furniture is in desperate need of color, these accent pillows from Mina Victory can enhance any space. With the number of colors available to choose from, it will be easy to find the perfect one to match your current outdoor ensemble — or mix and match to create your own unique look.

Project 62 Solar Pathway Lumen Lights

You can illuminate any walkways in your back or front yard with these Pathway Lumen Lights. They have a stake at the bottom, so you can easily place them in any dirt or grass patch. While they're battery-operated, they're designed to also work with solar power for renewable energy.

Room Essentials Outdoor Flickering Flameless LED Candles

While candles are a great way to set the mood for a backyard dinner party, it's always a pain when you have to relight them every time there's a small gust of wind. Skip the standard options and try these flameless LED candles, which are designed to provide all the ambiance of conventional candlelight without the hassle.

Costway Thatch Beach Umbrella

When you can't get away, this beach umbrella can bring the vacation vibes to you. Update your tiki-inspired backyard with this fun straw top design, which has a quick-open function and even a tilt mechanism, so you can adjust it to where you need the most shade.

Room Essentials Glass Patio Dining Table

Outdoor dining tables are typically pretty pricey, but you can get this one for less than $100 right now. The table is made to seat up to six people and even has space in the middle for an umbrella, so you can stay shaded during family meals.

Costway Canopy Tent

If you're prepping for a large outdoor gathering or party in the next couple of months, you won't want to miss out on this canopy tent sale. It stands at 8.5 feet tall and 20 feet wide, features removable side walls and is 48% off right now.

Costway Outdoor 3-Piece Rattan Wicker Furniture Set

If it's time to replace your worn-out furniture, this rattan set from Target might be the chicest way to do it. The set comes with two armchairs, complete with seat cushions in the color of your choice. The matching coffee table is built with tempered glass for durability and made from the same outdoor-safe wicker material.

Costway Patio Rattan Conversation Set

This space-saving loveseat and coffee table set is a great size for placing in a smaller patio area. It's made of high-quality steel and covered with premium rattan, which is weather- and fade-resistant, according to the brand.

Costway Double-Sided Twin Patio Umbrella Sun Shade

Sometimes, a single umbrella isn't enough for bigger parties — that's where this double-sided option comes into play. It covers up to 15 feet of space, so there's no place for burning hot rays to sneak through. While this is larger than most umbrellas, you can rest (or lounge) easy knowing that it's made with the brand's superior strength metal structure and comes with an "extra-stable" base, they said.

Costway 2-Tier Canopy Gazebo

For something more dramatic than a basic umbrella, you may not be able to resist this Target pick. The two-tier gazebo is a stunning addition to your outdoor relaxation area. Standout features include built-in mosquito netting, ventilation capabilities and a steel pipe design. Right now, you can score one for $176, which totals to savings of $124.

Walmart outdoor furniture and accessory deals

Mainstays Round Glass Side Table

Nothing is worse than not having enough space to place your iced tea or summer reading material while lounging outside. This sturdy side table is perfect to keep beside your loungers and chairs. According to the brand, it can hold servings for up to four people and is lightweight enough to easily move around your patio.

Best Choice Products Steel Outdoor Fire Pit Bowl

Don’t miss out on this Walmart “popular pick” that’s on sale for under $45 — that’s $25 off the original price. It’s never too early to prepare for fun outdoor summer days, and this steel fire pit bowl is just what you need for future bonfires and marshmallow roastings.

Best Choice Products Patio Umbrella

Make outdoor lunches a lot more comfortable with this reliable umbrella from Best Choice Products. Its built-in crank and tilt feature is easy to adjust, and the included self-adhering straps make for easy storage when you want to return indoors.

Best Choice Products 2-Person Outdoor Swing Glider

If you can’t wait to snuggle up with a loved one on late summer nights, you might want to invest in this two-person swing glider. Rock back and forth while resting on weather-resistant and comfortable textilene material, built to take on any environmental conditions. You won’t want to watch the sunset sitting in anything else.

Wayfair outdoor furniture and accessory deals

Sand & Stable Mariah Non-Slip Door Mat

Dirt and mud belong outside of the house — and you can make sure they stay there with this doormat. The simple yet chic mat is designed with a quick-drying material and a vinyl backing to prevent slips.

Freeport Park Delilah Hanging Chaise Lounger

You can score more than 20% off this lounger during Wayfair's massive Warehouse Clearout event. The chair is said to have a comfortable headrest, padded cushioning and an attached umbrella to keep you shaded as you nap or read.

Overstock outdoor furniture and accessory deals

Outsunny Portable Outdoor Sun Lounger

Overstock is marking down all kinds of outdoor furniture and decor as a part of its massive Spring Super Sale. So right now, you can get this adjustable lounge chair for 20% off. The lounger is designed to be portable, so you can fold it up and take it with you to the beach or on a camping trip.

Costway Wooden Vegetable Garden

Make your dreams of growing your own fruits and veggies come true with this wooden garden bed! The planter has a built-in divider in the middle, so you can grow two different kinds of plants at once. With some seeds, soil and a little TLC, you're bound to have a blooming garden in no time!

Outsunny Walk-In Tunnel Greenhouse

If you really want to take your green thumb to the next level, you can set up this mini greenhouse in your backyard. The lightweight yet sturdy structure is designed to help protect plants from extreme temperatures and extend their growing season. It comes with multiple shelves too, so you should have plenty of space for all your plants.

Nourison Aloha Floral Modern Area Rug

Add a pop of color to your balcony or patio with this floral-inspired area rug. It comes in several designs — ranging from vibrant to more neutral hues — and is made with a flat weave for a plusher feel, the brand says. The best part is how easy it is to wash — just spray down with a hose and let it air dry. Sale prices start at just under $40 for runners.

Ainfox 10-ft Outdoor Patio Solar Umbrella

When investing in an outdoor umbrella, we suggest one that works wonders day and night. While the sun is shining, this Ainfox option will give you 10 feet of relieving shade (and never fade due to UV rays). Using pre-installed solar-powered LED lights, it's also ready to light up your patio once it gets dark. The sale starts at $99.98 for this navy blue covering, which can add a nice pop of color to your space.

Bed Bath & Beyond outdoor furniture deals

Everhome Solar Metal Outdoor Lantern

This stylish lantern can be hung from the wall or placed on a table to help light up your outdoor space. Just make sure there's plenty of sun wherever you end up putting it — the battery is solar powered.

Simply Essential NeverRust Outdoor Stacking Dining Chair

Bed Bath & Beyond is marking down select outdoor furniture by up to 20%. So it's the perfect time to add a couple of these dining chairs to your patio. The chairs are said to be rust-proof and waterproof and are even designed to be stacked on top of each other to save you space when it comes time to store them away.

Simply Essential NeverRust Outdoor Aluminum Side Table

Add the finishing touch to your outdoor setup with this side table. The simple design can easily match other furniture pieces (including the above chairs) and is a great addition to put in front of your seating arrangements.

Destination Summer Wicker Folding Bistro Table

This table is made from an all-weather wicker material to stay looking its best through spring and summer storms. It also folds up, so it's said to be easy to store away at the end of the season.

More outdoor furniture and accessory deals

Terrasol Solid Deep Seat Cushion and Back Set

Replace your dull accent chair cushions with this cozy option. Not only is the material moisture-wicking and stain-resistant, but the brand also says it won’t fade under the sun or become ruined from rainy days. Kohl's current sale knocks the price down to less than $80, but you can get an extra 15% off when you use the code GET15 at checkout.

CasaInc Steel Market Bistro Half Round Patio Umbrella

If space is an issue in your backyard, this half round umbrella could be the answer. The water-resistant fabric reaches 9 feet in diameter and is attached to a steel frame for instant durability. Push it up against a wall and use the crank lift system to provide shade to areas you thought weren't possible to cover.

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