During the day, you have the sunlight as a source of lighting for your garden. But come nighttime, what lighting do you have for your garden? Don’t let your lack of lighting get in the way of you enjoying your garden during the evening. Your garden can be the perfect place for dinner parties, or those nights where you just feel like staying out. Aside from that, having your garden even a little lit up at night can also serve as protection for your family. As opposed to total darkness, the lights allow you to see if anyone suspicious is lurking around in your backyard.
What are these lights for?
The first thing you want to consider is your purpose of installing lights. Is it simply to add lighting to your garden? Or are you trying to accentuate a particular area? This will help you determine the type and amount of lighting you will need.
What’s the theme of your garden? What theme do you want it to have?
If you’re style-conscious even when it comes to your garden, you need to make sure your lighting goes with the theme of your garden. Lampposts may look great in some gardens but might seem out of place in others. If you want a warmer and cozier style for your garden, it’s best to stick with soft, yellow lights. You can even get paper lanterns for a more artsy touch. Whatever you decide, make sure it matches your garden and home.
What are my options?
Owing to the creativity and ingenuity of its makers, garden lighting is now rich in variety and designs. There are even DIY options available for you. Here are a few of what you can consider:
- Gazing Globes
These gazing globes have been in use for a long period of time. Ancient kings and queens use these globes to light up their courtyards and ward off evil spirits and misfortune. Usually, these globes are placed on a stand, but some can be hung from trees.
- Solar Lighting
These technologically-advanced models are both environment-friendly and wallet-friendly. You don’t have to worry about your electricity bills since these lights get all the energy they need from the sun.
- Low Voltage Lighting
These lights are also electricity-savers but are more appropriate for driveways, paths and decks.
- Portable Pole Lighting
Perfect for your deck or patio, you can use these lights anywhere since it can easily be moved around. These are usually constructed of stainless steel or powder-coated steel so they can withstand bad weather.
- Candles and other DIY lights
Although candles won’t last the entire night, these will be perfect for dinner parties. You can place these candles in used jars and hang them from the tree. This will provide a more vintage touch for your garden. You can also get creative with the Christmas lights – wrap them around the tree, hang them – let your creativity get the best of you!