Tote Your Cargo
This woven-reed-grass bag will hold gardening tools, freshly picked apples, firewood, marshmallows, etc. ($34 at Chelsea Market Basket, 75 Ninth Ave., nr. 16th St.; 212-727-1111).
A Precautionary Measure
Beat all the dirtiness the outdoors deals you with this handy reference (Field Guide to Stains, $15.95 at Borders Books & Music, 10 Columbus Circle, nr. 58th St.; 212-823-9775).
Cut Grass, No Effort
Whiff the blissful smell of a freshly mowed yard, even in February (candle, $7.95 at Anthropologie, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-246-0386).
For Winter Cartwheels
Flor’s Green Acres removable faux-grass floor tiles reliably mimic summer ($9.99 at Rico, 384 Atlantic Ave., nr. Bond St., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn; 718-797-2077).
Inspired by Beckham
Soccer dads need pro-quality gear to keep up with the kids (Puma cleats, $185 at Soccer Sport Supply, 1745 First Ave., nr. 90th St.; 212-427-6050).
In Time for Halloween
Tell ghost stories or remember summer-camp songs in front of a hand-hammered copper fireplace ($459 at Smith & Hawken, 394 W. Broadway, nr. Spring St.; 212-925-1190).
They’re so big and dense, you’ll need to leave extra room in the hot cocoa ($10 a dozen at the City Bakery, 3 W. 18th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-366-1414).
Embrace Dead Leaves
Score tips on transforming leaves into lawn food (Central Park Conservancy free compost workshop, September 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Bernard Playground in Central Park, E. 106th St. and Fifth Ave.; 212-628-2345).
Raking Is Fun…No, Really
If they see lawn tools as toys, maybe the kids will volunteer to rake ($9.99 each at HomeFront Kids, 202 E. 29th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-545-1447).
Blue Fifteen, Hike!
Use a regulation ball; Nerfs can get soggy (authentic NFL game ball, $89.99 at City Sports, 390 Fifth Ave., at 36th St.; 212-695-0171).
For chilly nights, a fuzzy fleece jacket hits the spot (M’s Synchilla Snap-Zip jacket, $120 at Patagonia, 101 Wooster St., nr. Spring St.; 212-343-1776).