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The top-10 things Walmart shoppers bought most of for their patios and gardens in May

4 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in Facts, Features

It's officially summer, whether your local weather patterns reflect this fact or not. As backyards and patios heat up, Americans are heading to Walmart ($NYSE:WMT) to stock up on supplies. Whether they're looking to kill weeds and bugs or just grill up some burgers, consumers are sending thousands of warm-weather products up the Walmart daily sales ranks. Here's what they bought most of in May as summer arrived. Subscribers can see the full list of 118 products here.

10. SaluSpa Realtree MAX-5 AirJet 4-Person Portable Inflatable Hot Tub Spa

For just $299, you and four friends can cozy up in the SaluSpa's "Relaxing AirJet system" at a fraction of the cost for a Jacuzzi. This immensely popular product is clearly a summer favorite, and came in as the 10th most-popular outdoor product at Walmart in May.

9. STKUSA 3PC Auto Snow Shovel Auto Snow Cleaning Shovel

It wasn't summer everywhere in May, and the fact that the STKUSA snow shovel was the 9th most-popular Patio & Garden product at Walmart is clear evidence of this. In fact, the Northern Plains and upper Midwest saw its share of snowfall in mid-May, including a decent coating in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

8. Mainstays Sand Dune 3-Piece Outdoor Bistro Set, Tan

For those in warmer climes, the Mainstays Sand Dune 3-Piece Outdoor Bistro Set was such a popular patio setup that it came in 8th place in terms of sales ranks for the month of May. For $99.97, this set includes 2 bistro sling chairs and 1 glass-topped table, ready to go for summer salads and glasses of rosé.

7. Mainstays 9' Outdoor Market Umbrella- Multiple Colors

Mainstays also took spot #7 in the Walmart Patio & Garden sales ranks with its $39 9-foot outdoor umbrella, presumably to go with the table and chair set. For those keeping score, Mainstays appears to be exclusively sold at Walmart and Jet.com (which is also a Walmart property).

6. Kingsford Original Charcoal Briquets, 15 lbs, 2 ct

Memorial day signaled the end of spring and the beginning of summer, and with that day comes the first time grills are fired up for the season. It's of little surprise, then, that a 2-pack of 15-lb bags of Kingsford ($NYSE:CLX) charcoal sizzled to spot 6 in the top-10 Patio products for the month of May at Walmart. And at $6, it was clearly hard to pass up for shoppers.

5. LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Refills

Warm weather means the resurrection of gardens and planters. This $11.487 pack of plant food was in heavy demand in may as America's greenthumbs drove it to the 5th most-purchased Patio & Garden product at Walmart.

4. Black Flag Hand-Held Racket Bug Zapper

Outdoor hangouts also mean bugs, and Walmart shoppers were having none of that last month, apparently. The Black Flag ($NYSE:SPB) Hand-Held Racket Bug Zapper, which is exactly what it sounds like, zapped its way to the 4th most-popular patio product at Walmart.

3. Lifetime 80-Gallon Compost Tumbler, Black, 60058

Americans are composting their organic waste for than ever, so this 80-gallon compost tumbler from Lifetime — which sold for $149 last month — made its way to the third most-popular Patio & Garden product at Walmart.

2. Mainstays Albany Lane 6-Piece Folding Dining Set, Multiple Colors

House brand favorite Mainstays is back at spot #2 with its 6-Piece folding dining set. For just $99, this set flew off Walmart shelves in May. It includes four chairs, a table, and an umbrella: everything a family needs to get its summer patio fun up and running all in one box.

1. RL Flo-Master 1-Gallon Sprayer

Early summer means getting the garden and yard under control. With that comes weed and pest control, and to do that in volume, Walmart shoppers chose the $21.49 RL Flo-Master 1-Gallon Sprayer for their plant and bug-killing needs.

Walmart top-10 Patio & Garden products for May 2019

Name

Rank (Average)

Days Ranked

RL Flo-Master 1-Gallon Sprayer

1.59

32

Mainstays Albany Lane 6-Piece Folding Dining Set, Multiple Colors

2.59

32

Lifetime 80-Gallon Compost Tumbler, Black, 60058

3.59

32

Black Flag Hand-Held Racket Bug Zapper

4.59

32

LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Refills

6.38

32

Kingsford Original Charcoal Briquets, 15 lbs, 2 ct

7.97

32

Mainstays 9' Outdoor Market Umbrella- Multiple Colors

9.56

32

Mainstays Sand Dune 3-Piece Outdoor Bistro Set, Tan

10.56

32

STKUSA 3PC Auto Snow Shovel Auto Snow Cleaning Shovel

11.56

32

SaluSpa Realtree MAX-5 AirJet 4-Person Portable Inflatable Hot Tub Spa

12.56

32

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Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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