When you work in your garden it can be very therapeutic. There is nothing more enjoyable then sitting outside on you patio in the evening with your patio lights shining bright. It is relatively easy and fun to create a relaxing and beautiful garden using garden lights or outside lighting. We will discuss the use of solar patio lights, accent lights for walkways and for benches, outside lighting, and garden lighting.
It is easy to create a garden or patio lighting system that can be used and viewed year around. Depending on where you live and what type of plants you have you use outside lighting to highlight and beautify your garden. Even if you’re live in a winter state you still may be able to enjoy your garden and outside lights within the winter months by selecting certain plants that thrive and keep their foliage throughout the winter months.
When setting up your garden lighting it is an ideal time to place wired lighting when planting and preparing your garden for the summer. New outdoor wiring can be laid beneath or covered with mulch and ground cover. It is easy to do this when freshening walkways or highlighting areas throughout your garden. When using garden lights that require wiring it is easier to cover and hide your wires when you place your mulch or gardening chips in your walkways. Please make sure you have no frayed ends on your wiring. Always be sure to check last year’s lighting setup.
Outdoor lighting for your patio can be accomplished in a variety of different ways. For example; solar lighting is one of the easiest and fastest ways to accomplish this. You can have patio lighting that can be placed within the patio itself or you can have solar torches or lanterns that show your patio and garden in all of its beauty.
When placing benches it is always easy to use solar lanterns that can be hung above the patio and throughout the garden. One of the best ways to accent you patio is to turn off all lights with the exception of the lighting that you have installed for your garden or patio. This will enable you to see any dark spots that need to be highlighted.
When using solar lights you have a great deal of options. These options go from standard solar lights that can be placed strategically within your garden to illuminate dark spots. If you would like to accentuate your outdoor patio and garden many solar lights come in various designs. You are able to purchase solar lights in the shape of fireflies, butterflies or leaves, which can be placed within the potted plants on your patio or within the garden itself.
You can transform any patio or garden by using different types of lighting. Some of the different types of garden lights or patio lights are outdoor floor lamps, lamp post, and outdoor table lamps. There are many different types of low wattage outdoor wall fixtures that can be placed in walkways at the base of evergreen shrubbery that use very little wattage. If you are unsure and do not feel comfortable creating a garden or patio using electrical lighting it would be wise to talk to a landscaper who is licensed in electrical landscaping.