TIHS 2024 Puts Backyard Innovations Up Front And Center

Despite homeowners using their backyards in similar ways throughout the years, things are changing more than you might expect. New high-tech backyard products and simple innovations are adding new functionality to this outdoor space. The Inspired Home Show (TIHS), taking place in Chicago from March 17-19 this year, showcases some of these amazing new backyard products. These items make use of modern technology to move standard backyard features forward in time. Self-watering herb gardens, wall planters with customizable configurations, and hummingbird feeders with built-in cameras are just a few of the new products that warrant a closer look. 

Cubiko Wall Planter

If you want to make great use of vertical space in your backyard, the Umbra LLC's Cubiko Wall Planter is what you need. This planter provides a lot more flexibility than other wall planters and can be mounted both vertically and horizontally, an innovative and unique touch that allows for truly interesting arrangements.

The Cubiko Wall Planter is also durable and lightweight. You can configure the plantar pots in a custom configuration and make adjustments to easily achieve the desired look in many different ways. Including six pots of various sizes and all installation hardware, you'll be able to install this planter quickly and easily, meaning your intriguing display will be up in no time, and ready to impress the neighbors. 

Self-Watering Herb Garden

The Japi Pottery Vida Self-Watering Herb Garden is a practical planter that's ideal to use when growing herbs and can easily be placed in the backyard for easy access. Whether you want to grow rosemary, oregano, pepper, coriander, or another of your favorite herbs, the self-watering system makes the process straightforward. After initially adding water, you won't need to worry about watering the plants daily. We love how lightweight and convenient this planter is and that the planter is made from 100% recyclable materials.

4-in-1 Bird Bath

While bird baths are nothing new, they've never been quite this elegant before. Ideaworks from Jobar International, Inc., has a 4-in-1 Bird Bath that also serves as a bird feeder, a planter, and a solar-powered lamp. We think that the antique bronze finish on this bird bath simply looks amazing, so it's sure to be a great addition to any backyard space. The bird bath and feeder combo is likely to attract more birds to your yard — allowing them to serve natural pest control duties and aerate the nearby soil.

Solar Color-Changing Water Fountain

If you want to add a little bit of extra interest to your backyard affordably and effectively, the Ideaworks Solar Color-Changing Water Fountain is a great option. This is a beautiful water fountain attachment that can be added to a birdbath, a pool, or a pond within seconds. Simply attach the device to a water source and watch as the color-changing lights give you and your family a personal light show. There are six spray pattern attachments included, so you'll also get plenty of variety. 

Hummingbird Feeder With Smart AI Camera

If you want to attract more hummingbirds to your backyard garden, you'll want to set up the Guangdong Pine Lake Hummingbird Feeder With Smart AI Camera. This advanced hummingbird feeder houses a 1080P HD camera and seamlessly connects with a mobile app. The feeder can capture photos and videos of hummingbirds that stop by while the AI bird recognition technology can also help you determine exactly which types of hummingbirds are paying your home a visit. The solar energy power supply seals the deal and makes this hummingbird feeder a backyard must-have.

98 ft. Retractable Clothesline

There are many benefits of hanging your clothes out to dry and doing so can help you have a more eco-friendly laundry day. The Minky Homecare 98 ft. Retractable Clothesline makes air drying your clothes easier than ever and includes two 49 ft. lines for drying. This clothesline can be mounted on a wall or fence. You can pull the line out to dry your clothes and easily store it when you're finished. This product is incredibly convenient if you want to use a clothesline but don't want it to get in the way in the backyard.