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Summertime and The Living's Easy (In Your Own Backyard)

  It’s officially summer y’all and we couldn’t be more excited! When we think about summer we think of sunny days, cool drinks, and our kiddos and grand-kiddos playing outside. As much as we enjoy heading to the beach or pool, one of our favorite spots to hang with family and friends is right in the backyard. There's so much fun stuff to do, just steps away from home. So this summer why not discover the adventure in your own backyard? GROWNow that the kids are out of school and have a lot more free time, it’s good to find activities to keep them busy (and away from those pesky screens). Our Sunny Side UP gardens are the perfect activity...

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Spice Up Your Memorial Day Menu

Memorial Day is this weekend and all of us at Backyard Safari Company wanted to say THANK YOU to all those who have served to help keep us safe! We know many of you will be getting out your grills, American flags, and backyard games this weekend—but don't forget to start planning your menu so you can actually enjoy your three-day weekend with family and friends too! There's more to it than burgers and hotdogs ya'll and we've made it easier with our recipes below. Because what better way to kick off this summer than with some new and updated grilling recipes that bring a little spice into our lives? Check out our yummy recipes below and make sure to...

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Go Green for Earth Day (& Everyday) with Help from Backyard Safari

Earth Day—we celebrate it every April 22nd but we really should be celebrating it every day of the year. We only have one planet so we need to make sure we take good care of it. Here’s the good news, our team at Backyard Safari Company wants to help!There’s always more we can do, so this year we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to give back to our Mother Earth. So let’s make sure we carry our good actions on Earth Day throughout the rest of the year by making new, better habits every day. Here are a few simple tasks to start practicing today:   GO GREEN Use natural products instead of pesticides on your lawn or outdoor...

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Wait, I Can Grow My Own Cocktails?

It turns out dear friends, that cocktails do not grow on trees! How sad. But they do grow in our magnificent Grow Gardens! Yay!In fact, our Cocktail Garden is such a fan favorite, it’s not only one of our most popular gardening kits, but it’s also available at Urban Outfitters and on Uncommon Goods! How cool is that? Our Cocktail kit comes with everything you need to boost your happy hour (or happy evening), including 6 packets of heirloom seeds (thyme, lavender, Thai basil, mint, lemon balm, blue borage), starter soil, wooden plant ID stakes, growing instructions, a recycled fiber egg carton planter, and even some fun cocktail recipes. Don’t drink? No worries, all of our drink recipes can also...

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Introducing our New Pollinator Garden, the Honey Bee Habitat

Hey  y’all! We just wanted to take a minute and introduce our newest Grow Garden to the (potting) mix–the Honey Bee Habitat! We’ve been wanting to create a pollinator garden for our line, and since bees are one of the most important pollinators out there, we decided to make a garden just for them. Did you know that about 80% of the pollination of fruits, vegetables, and seed crops in the U.S is accomplished by honey bees? Much of the food we eat is made possible by bees. And since our little honey bee friends have been disappearing over the years, we figured by growing this bee kit we can contribute a little something to the environment by keeping them...

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