If you have recently renovated your garden with a rockery, steps and a few flowering beds scattered around a small trickling pond or water feature, you should consider completing the job by installing garden lighting. The garden lights can be wired inside the wall cavity of the walkway that goes around your rockery or you may wish to choose to have solar lighting.
The option of solar lighting will of course be much cheaper and some of the designs we see in the shops recently are making this option of lighting the garden very popular at the moment. Only a decade ago and hardly anyone stuck solar lights in their garden, now they are seen in about one in every four gardens in some areas.
But whether you choose to go for spotlights, lighting installed in the brick recess of a walkway or just some novel solar lighting sticks, you should try and get creative and put some magic into your garden. You would of course have walked down your street on a dark evening and noticed at least one home has one of those security lights which turns itself on automatically every time you walk up to the front garden. It can be rather annoying but these security lights often just illuminate in a way that is designed to deter intrusions into your back or front garden.
One thing is for sure; there is certainly nothing magical or creative about this style of lighting. In fact it would be more fitting if this lighting feature was installed on the back of an old industrial unit in some business park. You can see this type of lighting is not magical, creative or likely to have your guests saying, “Love the lights in the front garden, June.”
So which lights should you use that will get your garden to become magical? You should really go for the path lights for that effect mentioned earlier, and with this type of lighting sitting close to the deck it allows people that use your path, particular at night or dim evenings, actually see where they are going as the lights sprays across a wide area of the floor, ground, deck, patio path or whatever it is illuminating. In fact you will notice how easy it is to use your garden at night as well as in the day.
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