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Get Your Backyard Ready for a BBQ with Lawn Care Essentials

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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.

  1. 24" Poly Leaf Rake
    Store: Sears
    Price: $2.47 in-cart with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $11

    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.

  2. 2 Apex 50-Foot Heavy Duty Hoses
    Store: Home Depot
    Price: $19.88 in-store only
    Lowest By: $20
    Expires: July 7

    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.

  3. Real-Kill 15-oz. Wasp and Hornet Killer Spray
    Store: Home Depot
    Price: 98 cents with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: About $3

    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.

  4. Texsport La Paz Hammock
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $13.35 with free shipping via Prime
    Lowest By: $7

    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.

  5. Collins Log Cabin 4-Piece Patio Conversation Set
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $169 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $131

    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.


Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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