How to create a techy, eco-friendly backyard

As we enter summer, we’ll all be spending more time outside. That makes this the perfect time to create an outdoor oasis in your backyard.

Technology can enhance your outdoor space by helping you play music, make amazing meals and relax with your family. And you can do it in a way that is good for the environment, too.

“Backyards have become an extension of the home,” said Javier Davila, a Best Buy Home Expert from Laredo, Texas. “When I create a solution for a customer, it’s vital to think of the experience of outdoor entertaining.”

Here are a few products that can help transform your yard into an eco-friendly retreat.

  • Enbrighten Vintage Café LED lights – You’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to a cozy European café with these timeless lights. Create that special ambiance while saving energy, as LED bulbs use less than traditional ones.
  • ION Solar Rock Wireless Speaker – Every oasis needs music. Whether you’re jamming to classical music or classic rock, this speaker brings the party without the people. It not only blends in with the natural surroundings, but it can be powered by the embedded solar panel!
  • Lettuce Grow Farmstand (12 pod) – Growing your own food is a great way to be more sustainable, and now it’s never been easier. This hydroponic system lets you grow 12 vegetables simultaneously, and its pre-sprouted plants give you a three-week head start.    
  • Char-Broil Performance Gas Grill – Nothing says summer like a barbecue! Gas grills are better for the environment than charcoal because they are more energy efficient and produce fewer pollutants.
  • Rachio Sprinkler Control – Everyone loves a green lawn, but no one likes to waste water. This smart sprinkler control can reduce your water usage by 50%. When synched with your smartphone, it detects the weather and adjusts your watering schedule accordingly.
  • Goal Zero Solar Panel Kit – Take your backyard off the grid with this portable solar panel. You can use it to power lights, laptops, phones and more. 

Click here to schedule a virtual consultation with a Home Expert, who can help you set up your dream backyard. And visit BestBuy.com to check out more eco-friendly products in our new sustainable living category.