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The Fourth of July Weekend is here: Are you ready for friends and family to spend time in your backyard? Good thing we've got all the fixings for getting your yard party-ready. These five Editors' Choice backyard deals mean you can finally pick up a new rake, the requisite summer hornet killer spray, and even a hammock for relaxing in once you've gotten all the yardwork done.
Is It Worth It?: This American-made rake is simple. It has a wooden handle and plastic rake head. What's more, it's extremely easy to assemble, meaning you'll be cleaning up the twigs from last week's storm in no time.
Is It Worth It?: Here's one time when it pays to be a hoser: You pay $9.94 per item to get 100 feet of total hosing power. Each vinyl hose features a rigid sleeve that purportedly prevents kinking at the faucet. And guess what? It's "proudly made in the U.S.A." So let the fireworks begin!
To find this hose, go to page 12 and scroll down to see it. Note that this item cannot be purchased online.
Is It Worth It?: Since nothing kills a party faster than a swarm of hornets, you'll want to have this hornet spray handy. It features a 20-foot spray reach and non-staining formula. It also works on wasps, but please don't kill the honeybees.
Of course, getting rid of mosquitoes, flies, gnats, ants, and other insects is another story. And for that, Home Depot offers the Cutter Backyard Fogger 2-Pack, for $5.88 (a low by $9). It features a water-based formula and purports to remain effective for up to four weeks.
Is It Worth It?: Assuming that your party goes swimmingly (or even if you plan to slum solo all summer long), nothing beats a hammock for rising above the fray in a truly laid-back way. This 100% cotton hammock has a 75" bed length and includes a storage bag. It measures 40"x120" and has a 300-pound weight limit. But the amount of fireworks you can watch from its cozy confines are limitless.
Is It Worth It?: Recommended for a space measuring 6' x 3', this comfy patio set features a bench, rectangular table, and two chairs. As for handy conversation tips to break in your set, might we suggest telling your friends how much you saved via this roundup?
Hint: It's at least $172.