The ultimate, finishing touch to you backyard paradise is lighting.
Outdoor garden lighting has increased in popularity over the last few years with the focus being on solar lighting.
Garden lights are aesthetically pleasing and draw your eye to the more peaceful part of your backyard oasis, and have become more affordable and easier to install.
You no longer have to worry about installing bulky underground cables in order to have lights in your garden.
It takes only a few minutes to have a beautifully lit garden.
HOW TO EASILY LIGHT YOUR OUTDOOR GARDEN
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If you are installing lights in the garden for the first time, survey your landscape and decide where you want to place lights.
The best time to do so is obviously when it is dark outside.
Check out the side, front, and back gardens and try to figure out where the lighting will have the most dramatic effect.
In an age of conservation, solar lights are the way to go.
There is no more need to install underground wiring and cables for garden lights which use a lot of energy. With solar lights, it’s as easy as pushing the light into the ground.
There’s an endless variety of solar lights on the market, so you’re sure to find a set to suit any garden décor and personal taste.
You can choose from among a variety of finishes like silver, copper, brass, and aluminum.
For pathways and along sidewalks, trees and arbors, LED lights are wonderful for illumination.
You can purchase an LED kit that is easily assembled if you follow the DIY instructions that are included.
LED lights can stay lit for between six and twelve hours depending on the type you purchase.
Lighting your garden pond, pool and water features gives a very dramatic effect to these structures.
These lights can be absolutely stunning at night and enhance the view of your entire garden.
Decorative lights in and around your garden allow you to view your flower garden, shrubs and rose bushes in a whole new way.
The play of light on the various garden plants and ornaments add a touch of mystery. As you look over your garden at night you are rewarded with visual stimulation as well as a calming and mesmerizing aura.
Lighting for your garden is available in many designs, styles and colors. There are lights for your water features, lights for your pathways and in some cases, to simply create a romantic mood in your yard.
The lighting features you create can be enjoyed even when the weather or season prevents you from being physically in the garden.
During the cold dark months of winter, when plants have finished their growing season, the lights you’ve installed in your garden will remain vibrant and can cast a warm ambiance even on the coldest of nights.
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