Just because the sun isn’t always out, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be spending time in your garden.

It might seem like a bit of a strange point to make, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be making the most of your garden after sunset.

So, to help you along, here’s our five easy ways to add lighting and make your garden look even better, as we head into spring.


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Energy-efficient solar lighting

Due to the recent developments in LED, many gardens are “powered” by solar lighting. In fact, this actually means that they need little power to operate, in comparison to traditional lights.

There’s a wide range of solar lights available to buy, from easy-to-install spike lights, to high-powered spotlights, that are capable of really complimenting your garden and showing off all your best garden features.

Solar lights are best positioned in open spaces, where it’s easy for the sun to hit them.


Break garden into zones

Divide your garden into “zones” and add different lighting or colour temperature to each zone.

Walkways can be lit by spike lights or soft lanterns. If you’ve trees (or a particular wall) in your back garden, shine spotlights on them. You can also get lighting for the more darker areas of your garden too.

When it’s time to open up the BBQ, place it on a raised area and make it the real focal point with one of our spotlights. Warm white or colour-changing RGB lights provide a more relaxing mood, like the one you may have experienced on holiday.

Some of our outdoor lights have integrated Bluetooth speakers, which means it’s easy to pick your favourite song, whilst entertaining your guests under great lights.


Focus on water features

A solar spike light positioned by your outdoor pond will really help it standout. You’ll be able to pick out the ripples of water nicely, and any other garden features you may have dotted around.

There’s obvious dangers with electrical equipment and water, but all our outdoor lights come with an IP rating to help. More on this below. 

If you really want to be creative, why not invest in underwater pond lights.


Remember to check the IP rating

Each outdoor light should have an IP rating. IP or Ingress Protection, will tell you how good the lights are at keeping the water and dirt out. It also applies to bathroom lighting, which must be water-resistant.

An IP rating is made up of two numbers. The first number concerns what level of protection the light has against the ingress of solid objects. The second number tells you how protected it is against water. The higher the number, the better the protection. It’s as simple as that really! If you’ve further questions on this subject, give us a shout.


Get in touch with a member of our team!

Ok, we cheated a little bit with this point, but our expert team are fully qualified to advise you on the finest and best priced outdoor lighting. There may be something that you have that you need additional help with, or it may be that you’re looking at a full garden lighting makeover. Whatever it is, get in touch with our team here.

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Elitehort
March 2, 2018 1:14 am

Hi there, Great tips by the way and thank you. I did have a question though.

I’m hoping you can answer it for me since you
seem to be pretty knowledgeable about gardening.

In a garden, how can you kill unwanted plants (e.g. weeds) without hurting other plants?
I have a number of weeds growing in my garden beds right now…

If you had some insight I would greatly appreciate it.

Alister Burton
Alister Burton
March 5, 2018 11:40 am
Reply to  Elitehort

Hi there,

Thanks for reading the article.

I’m afraid garden lighting is about the extent of my expertise. Monty Don might be able to help you though:

How to Weed Your Garden by Hand

Thanks again,
Alister

Ria Amelia Lawrence
April 13, 2018 6:05 am

I did like it when you mentioned making use of the solar energy when it comes to the outdoor lighting and place them in areas that receive a lot of sunlight so that they will shine the brightest at night. I do like the idea of using solar-powered accent lights in the garden, so I will keep this in mind. Of course, the final say is from my mom, but at least, I want to be able to give her some options that might help. Thank you for sharing.