5 eco-friendly products for your lawn and garden

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Best Buy is committed to helping our customers live more sustainably, whether it’s tech for your home office, appliances for your kitchen or tools for your backyard.

We’re expanding our assortment of eco-friendly products to the lawn and garden, helping our customers conserve water, use less energy and reduce waste.

From smart sprinklers to electric lawnmowers, here are some of the highlights.

Control your watering system from anywhere with the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller. Watering your grass with Rachio can help reduce your water usage while maintaining a beautiful lawn.

By referencing hundreds of local weather stations for the latest rainfall data, the Rachio system operates based on the latest forecasts. That means it will never water your lawn in the rain, and it knows to skip watering when it’s too cold out.

Rachio also helps reduce runoff. Through its Smart Cycle, it breaks up the watering schedule into smaller periods to maximize soil absorption. That makes it harder for fertilizers and other chemicals to flow into nearby streams or lakes.

This sprinkler system is WaterSense certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meaning it conserves up to 50% of outdoor water use. That translates into thousands of gallons of water per year, per household. This is especially relevant in parts of the United States where water scarcity is an issue.

With the Orbit Smart Hose Faucet, you can convert your garden hose into a smart watering device that can be controlled from your smart phone. The setup is easy — just attach the faucet to your hose, install the app and then you can control the water flow from afar. You can also program it to be on a timer.

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This device can also reference local weather data to adjust your controller to deliver the right amount of water, so you don’t overwater your plants or lawn. That can help you conserve water and save on your water bill.

Pro Tip: Utility companies often offer rebates for water saving devices like the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller and the Orbit Smart Hose Faucet. Combining a rebate with a promotion can provide even more savings, sometimes enough to cover the entire cost of the product.
Check out Best Buy’s rebate finder to see if you qualify for a rebate.

When it comes to mowing your lawn, electric tools like the Sun Joe Lawn Mower are great alternatives to gas-powered machines. Electric mowers don’t require gas or oil, which can help reduce your carbon footprint. This mower is best for small to mid-sized yards and comes with a detachable grass catcher for easy disposal.

Tilling your garden and flower beds is a great step to prep the soil. Instead of tilling it with a gas-powered machine, a more sustainable option is the Sun Joe Electric Garden Tiller. The four steel blades can cultivate an area 14 inches wide and up to 7 inches deep. The handle is collapsible for easy storing.

If you’re looking for a way to utilize your food scraps, instead of tossing them in the garbage, the Vitamix FoodCycler is a great solution. It’s like an advanced compost machine that can make fertilizer for your garden in just a few hours.

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The Foodcycler can cut down the volume of food waste by up to 90%. The FoodCycler is similar in size to a bread machine. It can fit almost anywhere you have about one cubic foot of space with a power outlet.

Visit BestBuy.com to check out more eco-friendly products in our sustainable living category.