Prepare Your Patio for Spring and Summer: 5 Outdoor Furnishings Deals

By Joshua Nichol-Caddy, dealnews contributor

Although just mid-March, spring will give way to those "lazy, hazy, crazy days" of summer before you know it. Why not enjoy the best of both seasons by furnishing your patio or deck now? Replace that faded umbrella before it gets hot and all you want to do is lounge in the shade while the sun brews your tea. This week, Target, Sears, Walmart, and Restoration Hardware are among the vendors offering deals to help you spruce up your patio, deck, or porch. If you can't find the perfect ottoman or barbecue here, be sure to check out our daily home and garden deals.

  1. Target Patio Furniture Sale
    Discount: 25% off
    Shipping: From $4.99 s&h
    Expires: March 31

    Is It Worth It?: Thinking about a new ottoman and canopy for your outdoor space? Head to Target where you'll save 25% on a selection of patio furniture and outdoor accouterments. We especially like the pictured Target Home Rolston Wicker Patio Double Chaise Lounge for $411.75 because it's the perfect place for an afternoon nap. Looking for more outdoor sale furniture at Target?

  2. Sears Patio Furniture Sale
    Discount: 20% off with an extra $5 off orders of $50 or more via coupon code "SEARS2012"
    Shipping: From $6.50 or free shipping on select patio sets over $249
    Expires: March 31

    Is It Worth It?: Rather than trying to piece together your backyard seating, head to Sears where you'll save on top-quality matching furniture sets. The sophisticated Country Living Grant Park 7-Piece Dining Set (pictured) is only $794.99 after the discounts. This set includes a rectangular dining table, four stationary dining chairs, and two swivel rockers, which are perfect for basking in the summer heat with a cool beverage after a delicious meal. Looking for more outdoor furniture at Sears?

  3. Mainstays Black Steel Fire Pit
    Vendor: Walmart
    Price: $29 with $4.97 s&h
    Lowest By: $5

    Is It Worth It?: After dinner and drinks al fresco, we know how one's motivation to leave the porch plummets. Keep that relaxing atmosphere going, even on cooler nights, with a fire pit. This 29" round steel patio fire pit features an iron screen lid and a fire poker / screen lift tool.

  4. Restoration Hardware Coupon
    Discount: 15% off full-price items via coupon code "RSAV312"
    Expires: May 1

    Is It Worth It?: Sure, big-box furniture is often modern-looking and comfortable, but if you really want to set your backyard apart, customize your outdoor space with items from Restoration Hardware. Known for its furniture collections and mix-and-match individual pieces, you'll also save 15% on full-price items for your perfect backyard design with coupon code "RSAV312".

  5. Flexible Flyer Hampton Flyer Swing Set
    Vendor: Wayfair
    Price: $127.39 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $73

    Is It Worth It?: What makes every yard complete? A swing! An old fashion tire swing is as adult-friendly as it is a favorite of the kids. But this Flexible Flyer swing set is specifically kids-only, and offer hours of playtime fun with its 6-foot slide, see-saw, and three adjustable swings.

Front page photo credit: HGTV

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