Choosing the right lighting for your outdoor space is essential for both security and functionality. Outdoor lighting is trending more these days thanks to new technology that helps us create a cozy outdoor space while cutting down on electricity. From flood lights that keep your backyard safe to spotlights that showcase your beautiful garden after dusk, there are many ways to use lighting to suit your every need. Check out this simple guide to lighting your backyard space with the following light fixtures:
Festive string lights are not just for the holiday season. They’re quickly becoming a staple in backyards around the country. They add a touch of illumination while providing a welcoming atmosphere to your yard. Solar powered white string lights fit it anywhere, and you don’t need an outlet. Not only do these lights save on your electric bill but their ability to go anywhere is a big plus for many homeowners. Consider stringing them in a dark corner of the backyard or along a fence line.
Most police departments recommend motion sensor floodlights as a great way to scare away intruders. Install them in the back, side or any other dark areas of your home as well as any corners that could use more light.
These add a nice touch to a larger area. Use long LED Rope Lights along the edge of a garden scape or along a fence line to add luster all around the lawn. The ropes are flexible, making them an easy install for those curved areas of your backyard. You can choose from a variety of colors to transform your outdoor space after the sun goes down.
Take full advantage of the blooming season by placing plant spotlights around your yard. These directed lights will brighten those plants that you want to enjoy after dusk and help to add beauty and interest to your backyard. Consider placing a few solar powered spotlights around the garden and then moving them around the yard as growing seasons change. Plant spotlights can even be used all year long when winter blooms need highlighting.
For the ultimate in backyard grilling, add light bars to your outdoor dining areas. They’re easy to install under an outdoor shelf or even directly on the outside of your home. Use them to illuminate the grill and outdoor prep areas for an eco-friendly option in lighting up your cooking spaces.
Hopefully, we’ve shed some light on the options for brightening up your landscaping. From string and rope lighting to stronger spotlights, the choices are plentiful. Consider all of these possibilities in this simple guide to lighting your backyard space.
Carol Squire is a gardening and outdoor living writer who spends her free time on DIY projects around her house. As a gardening guru, she can often be found tending to her roses and vegetable garden and building outdoor furniture for her patio.