Backyard Accessories – Summer Essentials

Last Updated on December 21, 2023 by David Michael

Summer Essentials For a Backyard Oasis

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Summertime and the livin’ is easy with our picks for backyard accessories. Get your backyard ready with our handpicked selection of accessories for a great summer. Elevate your outdoor space and prepare it for an unforgettable summer with an array of our favorite accessories.

A Grill is the Perfect Backyard Accessory

Summer is grill season. Upgrade your backyard with the ultimate backyard accessory: an outdoor grill. Cooking outdoors with either charcoal or propane is your choice. These are our top picks for your summer backyard grilling.

Weber Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill

The Weber gives you the best of charcoal grilling with the convenience of propane. Light the charcoal with a press of a button and enjoy charcoal grilled foods all summer. The 22 inch diameter grill is ample for a family. Built in thermometer in the lid helps you monitor the cooking without needing to lift the lid constantly. This backyard grill is easy to set up and clean.

Weber Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill

For more of our top charcoal grill recommendations check out our post Best Charcoal Grills


Char-Broil Performance 4-Burner Gas Grill

Char-Broil’s propane fueled grill lets you start grilling at a moments notice. This is the perfect combination of quality and price. A Char-Broil has been part of my parents patio for as long as I can remember.

Char-Broil Performance 4-Burner Gas Grill

For more of our top gas grill recommendations see our post Top Gas Grills for Outdoor Cooking


Lodge Cast Iron Sportsman Grill

For tabletop grilling I highly recommend the cast iron sportsman grill by Lodge. I’ve owned this for years and used it on my terrace. The heavy cast iron retains heat and keeps cooking. It’s perfect for smaller families and singles. Make sure to put it on a fire proof surface.

Lodge Sportsman's Pro Grill, 19.38 inches, Black

For more of our top portable grill recommendations check out our post Grill on the Go!: Best Portable Grills


Cuisinart BBQ Tool Case, Deluxe Grill Set

Now that you have your backyard grill round it out with a complete set of backyard grill accessories. Cuisinart’s deluxe grill set has just about everything you need to cook on and clean your grill. The handsome carrying case also makes this a great gift for your favorite grill master.

Cuisinart BBQ Tool Case, Deluxe Grill Set

Backyard Accessories: Tableware

We always had indoor and outdoor dishes growing up. The outdoor dishes were an unbreakable plastic and came in vivid colors. Having unbreakable tableware also makes them safe to use poolside. No worries about broken porcelain or glass.

I love this melamine set. It comes in great colors, and comes with acrylic (unbreakable) tumblers for drinks of all kinds. It’s even top rack dishwasher safe!

Melamine Dinnerware Set for 4

Melamine dinnerware set of 4

Have a Seat

Enjoy your summer cooking at a picnic table. I love the powder coated steel offerings from USA based Coated Outdoor Furniture. They offer classic picnic table styles as well as the round one that can fit in almost any backyard.

They come in great colors, and even configurations that are wheelchair friendly.

COATED OUTDOOR FURNITURE 46 inch Round Picnic Table

Nearly maintenance free, Coated Outdoor Furniture is quality and built to last. Remember to get an umbrella for the table – I like this one, get one to match or contrast your table.

COATED OUTDOOR FURNITURE 46 inch Round Picnic Table

7 Piece Modular Outdoor Furniture Set

Lounge in style and take in all of summer’s tranquil moments with this outdoor set. I love the sturdy build and that this doesn’t look like your typical outdoor furniture. The adjustable backrest makes for perfect summertime reading and naps.

7 piece modular outdoor set


LAUSAINT HOME Outdoor Patio Umbrella

Have it made in the shade with a large 11 foot umbrella. Sturdy and stable, Lausaint Home is a trusted name. The cantilevered design gets the pole out of the way and makes more room in the shade for you.

LAUSAINT HOME Outdoor Patio Umbrella

A Pool – The Most Summer Backyard Accessory of All

Winning the popularity contest is easy – we always ended up at whichever friend had a pool in their backyard. An easy to set up pool that stores away for the winter is ideal. Love the sizes available from Intex.

INTEX 12ft x 30in Easy Set Pool

The 12 foot diameter pool will help keep you and your family cool this summer. Check out the other sizes that are available, I’m certain one will fit your backyard perfectly.

INTEX 12ft x 30in Easy Set Pool

We hope you have a fantastic summer!

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