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The Minnesota Backyard: Lawn, Garden, Patio & Deck

In our opinion, there are few things more satisfying than kicking back and relaxing on your beautiful deck, or taking advantage of your new patio with a start-of-the-summer barbecue. The warm and mild seasons in our great state are short, so we have to take advantage of every minute!

Keep reading to find inspiration for how best to landscape, organize, furnish, and garden your Minnesota backyard. 

Minnesota Backyard Patio Ideas

Backyard Design Ideas

Unless you’re a landscaper or exterior designer by trade, it might be hard to look at a square patch of backyard land and decide what to do with it. If that sounds like you, then you’re in the right place! Peruse through our idea posts to find inspiration for the kind of Minnesota backyard that fits your dreams and spaces.

Big Minnesota Backyard with a playset.

Backyard Furniture and Accessories

Now that perhaps you’ve got a clearer view of what you want your Minnesota backyard to look like, it’s time for some shopping! There are myriads of options out there, but you should check reviews and what other people recommend before reaching for your wallet. In that spirit, take a peek at the products we think are best to furnish your Minnesota backyard. You won’t be disappointed!

Backyard Sheds
Fire Pits
Patio Chairs

Patio Furniture
Patio Heaters
Patio Plants
Patio Umbrellas


Sunnydaze Northern Galaxy Heavy-Duty Fire Pit - 32 Inch Steel Large Square Wood Burning Patio or Backyard Firepit - Weighs 30 Pounds - Cooking Grill Grate, Spark Screen, and Fireplace Poker Included

FDW Patio Furniture Sets Outdoor Wicker Bistro Set Rattan Chair Conversation Sets Garden Furniture for Yard Backyard Lawn Porch Poolside Balcony (3 Pieces, Black and Beige)

Traeger Grills Pro Series 575 Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker with Wifi, App-Enabled, Black

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Backyard Gardening Practices

Whether you’re new to Minnesota, new to gardening, or just need a bit of advice, we have a post for you. Minnesota can sometimes be a tricky place to garden in, so it’s important to know what you’re doing, and what plants work best for our climate. Learn about what to plant for a thriving Minnesota backyard garden!

Backyard Garden Ideas

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Enjoy Your Minnesota Backyard!

Minnesota’s warm season is relatively short, which means you need to take advantage of those nice months! The key to doing so is having a comfortable and inviting Minnesota backyard that just begs to host barbecues, neighborhood gatherings, and chill nights by the firepit. I hope this post has inspired you to deign, furnish, or garden your own beautiful spaces!

Check back often, because we’re always publishing new content. In the meantime, find inspiration about other aspects of Minnesota life!