8 Ways Busy Parents Can Create The Backyard of Their Dreams

With summer just a few weeks away, families are going to want to forgo the indoors in favor of spending time outside. While your family may have a few vacations planned, there really is nothing better than spending time relaxing in your own backyard and creating lasting memories with your children. Of course, parents have a lot on their plates already so committing to a full backyard renovation might not be in the schedule (or the budget). Luckily, Walmart has everything parents need to create an oasis right in their very own outdoor space. From swings to firepits (and even stylish storage solutions), here are eight ways busy parents can create the backyard of their dreams!

Mainstays Carson Creek 3-Seat Canopy Patio Swing with Red Cushions photo

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Mainstays Carson Creek 3-Seat Canopy Patio Swing with Red Cushions

Sit back and relax with this comfortable porch swing that features a rugged, all-weather build with a rust-resistant, powder-coated steel frame and durable UV-treated fabric for regular outdoor use. The canopy can be adjusted to several different positions to provide shade at any angle. This swing can fit three people, which makes it perfect for lounging on with your kids and enjoying some refreshing lemonade. ($196, walmart.com)

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Title: Better Homes and Gardens Carter Hills 57

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Title: Better Homes and Gardens Carter Hills 57" Gas Fire Pit

Having a fire pit in your backyard will make your house the de facto gathering place for your friends (as well as your children's). The dark bronze finish will go with any home decor, and all-weather design is durable enough to withstand the elements and will go with any home decor. It's made from a lightweight, rust-resistant aluminum, and has an elegant bar line flame that'll be the envy of your neighbors. It comes with glass beads and a cover for when it's not in use. Cozying up around a fire with your family sounds like the perfect way to spend those summer nights. ($255—Usually $300, walmart.com)

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Char-Broil Signature Series 4 Burner Gas Grill

What would summer be without cookouts? This gas grill features a durable stainless steel construction and stainless steel burners. The removable grease pan makes for an easy clean-up, while the accessory storage cabinet provides storage space for the propane tank, tools and accessories. When not in use, the lid folds down to protect the burner and offers plenty of room for prep space. With Char-Broil, your kids will be begging for hotdogs and hamburgers off this grill all summer long! ($430—Usually $560, walmart.com)

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Suncast 50 Gallon Java Resin Storage Seat Deck Box

Keep your backyard looking clean and tidy with this 50-gallon storage box. Whether you need to store gardening tools or your children's toys, there is enough room in this box for both. When it's closed, a pad can be added to the top to transform it into a comfortable bench seat. It's also fade, dent, chip and peel-resistant so it will stand up to whatever the weather (or your kids) throws at it. ($70—Usually $101; walmart.com)

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Mainstays Collinsport Cantilever Umbrella photo

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Mainstays Collinsport Cantilever Umbrella

This patio umbrella easily opens up and maneuvers to protect you from the sun and rain. Whether you are enjoying lunch outside or want to provide your kids with some shade while they play, this large umbrella features a convenient mechanism that smoothly tilts the UV-protected canopy to block the sun. The canopy also resists fading and stains, and it cleans easily with soap and water. It comes in five different colors to suit your outdoor decor style! ($63—Usually $90; walmart.com)

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Better Homes and Gardens Lattice Planter

What's a backyard without some beautiful plants or flowers? This lightweight planter makes it easy to add flowers to your backyard without having to dig up any part of your yard. It features a stylish lattice design and is made from durable resin. The planter retains moisture longer than standard clay plots, which means healthier looking plants! It comes in 18" or 22" size and will look great on a patio or garden! ($22; walmart.com)

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Couristan Recife Garden Lattice Rug

This outdoor rug was made to complement outdoor furniture and is all-weather, mold and mildew resistant. It features a structured flatwoven construction that won't trap excess dirt. Place under a patio set to add a whole new dimension to your backyard! (From $19; walmart.com)

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Better Homes & Gardens Calypso Solar Cascading Water Fountain

Make your backyard more zen this summer with this cascading water fountain. The 4-tier fountain is powered by the sun, so place anywhere in your yard that it'll receive direct sunlight and watch as the water cascades into the larger basin below. The speckled, textured finish won't fade or peel in the full sun. It needs no electric wiring so it's the perfect low-maintenance upgrade to your backyard. ($90; walmart.com)

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