Illuminate Your Garden With Stylish Lighting

Garden lights are an elegant way to illuminate your garden and other outdoor areas.  Lights can serve many different purposes and are available in a variety of styles.  There are so many different types of lighting to choose from, so you should have no problem finding just the right combination of outside lights to get the look and feel that you want.

Use garden lighting to highlight a feature in your garden.  If you have a prized plant or beautiful bench that you want to showcase, use spotlights or uplights to place emphasis on the object.  Uplights are smaller recessed lights that cast their light straight up and can be positioned in various ways.  Ambient lighting can be used to set a mood.  Choose colored bulbs to change the tone of an area.  Also, consider tiki torches or lights in a tree or shrub to lend atmosphere to your outdoor area.

The key to setting the mood or establishing the right look in your garden is to use the proper amount of lighting.  Too much lighting will wash out the area.  Use the shadows and darkness to add depth to your garden area.  Try using a flashlight with an adjustable beam to test different areas and decide on the proper amount of lighting needed to illuminate your garden. Continue reading

Outdoor Garden Lighting At It’s Best

Outdoor garden lighting tends to be something that people often overlook when it comes to gardening and designing their garden decor, but without some well placed garden lighting, homeowners cannot thoroughly enjoy their garden the way it should be enjoyed.  Most people do not initially realize that lighting outdoors would make their garden better, or that it would help them to enjoy their backyard, or even their front yard, so much more.  Because they do not notice these things, they don’t get the full enjoyment of the outdoor living area or yard that they have.

You may be the best gardener in town, but will not completely benefit from the fruits of your labor without a well thought out garden lighting plan.  But with outdoor lighting in your garden, you can accent certain qualities that you might like over others, like the soothing waterfall you strategically placed in the corner of the garden and the little garden pond that goes with it, or the bed full of lush, colorful flowers that you have worked so hard to grow.  At night, you can’t see these things although you may be able to hear them (like the waterfall), but with the proper lighting, you can make that waterfall glow and be visible to you and others around, or highlight the beauty of the flowers, making it easy to enjoy the nighttime with your family and friends.

These types of garden lights, in combination with others such as solar patio lights, can make for a great experience while being outdoors and can greatly enhance the enjoyment of spending time outside while not being too far away from your own home.  Solar patio lights also can turn your patio into a great place for parties and entertaining, making it easier to see the space outdoors and also adding to the atmosphere of the area.  This makes for great parties and also excellent relaxation times for your family and friends to enjoy. Continue reading

2 Things To Consider When Lighting Your Garden

Solar garden lights can help you turn your ho-hum garden into the talk of the neighborhood.  If you are looking to build a great flower garden (or even a vegetable garden that has some aesthetic appeal), then you will probably want to build it yourself so you can get the feeling of satisfaction from a job well done.  If that’s the case, you’ll bring out the hoes and the shovels and dig up the packed ground so it turns into loose soil.  The beds will be created, the plants put into the ground and the mulch spread over the surface.  The result is a fantastic looking garden that has the neighbors envious and you smiling from ear to ear.

But what happens to your garden night?  With the sun going down, you will not be able to see your masterpiece.  So what should you do?  The answer is – buy solar garden lights and install them in your garden.  By doing so, you will keep the focus on your beautiful garden even after the sun goes down, and you won’t have to worry about hiring a professional electrician to get your lights installed or running up your electric bill.

Two Things To Consider Before Buying Solar Garden Lights

Solar garden lights are the most used type of solar lights on the market today.  Two of the things you will need to focus on are the ease of installation and the solar panels that come with the light.

The ease of installation is a no brainer.  Most solar garden lights are extremely easy to install.  The lights that are used for low lighting or for uplighting are typically staked into the ground.  Those lights that are used to shine down on an area are mounted (usually with just a screwdriver and a screw or two) to a vertical surface so they can be situated at any height you need.  There are no wires to run or trenches to dig, so all you need to do is situate them properly, secure them, and you’re done. Continue reading