Want to spruce up your patio? Add a little color to your deck? Upgrade the grill?
You're in luck.
Retailers mark down outdoor goods in July, looking to move them out the door. And a lot of the items that relate to outdoor living and grilling will be 50 percent off or better this month, says Daniel Butler, vice president of retail operations for the National Retail Federation. "What retailers want to do is sell off all that product in July and August," he says.
Look for 50 percent to 70 percent off things like outdoor dinnerware, beach towels and other al fresco decor.
July can also be a great time to pick up perennial plants.
That's because garden centers are looking to move those plants they got in spring, "and they tend to mark them down very aggressively," says Butler.
"They want to get rid of them because they can't afford to carry them to September, but you can still plant them in the summer months," he says. "I buy a lot of perennials knowing that I will plant them this year and they'll do really well next year."
Just how much you'll save will vary by store and region, he says.
Seasonal gardening tools are marked down, too.