Summer Garden Lighting Ideas to Spruce up Your Backyard

Posted by Birddog Lighting on Jul 13th 2020

Summer Garden Lighting Ideas to Spruce up Your Backyard

Summertime is almost here, and that means more family time in the backyard! It's precisely that reason that you need to up your summer garden lighting.

To begin, you need to research all of the different lighting ideas that you have at your disposal. You also need to consider the purpose that they serve and how it fits into your garden plans.

Fortunately, you have several different options to choose from. Knowing what those are can help you build the ideal garden lighting setup.

Here are several garden lighting ideas to get you started. Be sure to plan out what aesthetic you're going for and how these ideas might help you achieve it.

1. LED String Lights

Nothing says "summertime" more than going outside while the sun is setting and seeing all of the lightning bugs filling the sky. Don't you wish you could capture that scene every night?

With LED string lights, you can! They're perfect to place above your patio and garden space to expand the length of your outdoor sessions.

Maybe you're looking for ways to have people over during the evening, but don't want them all to be crammed inside your house.

LED string lights can provide a beautiful and inviting aesthetic to your porch, making it the perfect place for card games, cornhole, or hanging out.

2. Rope Lights Around the Garden

Perhaps you want the garden to be visible during all hours of the day/night. After all, you put so much work into it, you want it to be shown off to anyone that passes by it.

If that's the case, then you'll want to consider placing rope lights around the entirety of your garden.

This also looks really good around any landscaping or shrubbery that you have along the front, sides, or back of your house. It lights up your yard subtly enough to show off the layout.

The subtle lighting of the rope lights make it the perfect accent to surrounding your precious garden and scare off nocturnal garden pests that might want to get into it.

3. Paper Bag Lanterns

Maybe you're looking for an extra way to light up your garden and backyard whenever you have guests around.

You want something that will make them gasp as they take in the true beauty of your backyard. Perhaps nothing will make their jaws drop quite like a path of paper bag lanterns.

Simply place your desired color of the paper bag along your garden or stone path and place a tea light with LED bulbs inside.

If you feel like you need a little extra weight, then try using dry rice or sand to fill the bottoms.

The one catch to this is that you can't leave them outside for long, as they'll get destroyed in the elements. Fortunately, all of the materials can be stored away for whenever you want to use them again!

4. Rustic Lanterns

If you're growing a true garden outside, then you might want to stay on-theme with a rustic aesthetic. 

One of the coolest-looking ways to light up your garden is with a metal lantern or two. They fit in perfectly with the outdoors and can cover your entire garden with lighting.

You can also fill the rustic lantern with whatever lighting option that you choose. If you want to fill it with an LED candle, then the light will burn brighter and longer. 

If you want to fill the lantern with a Cutter candle to ward off the bugs, you can do that as well! Whatever lighting need you have in your garden, an old-timey lantern or two can help you accomplish it in a very stylish way.

5. Wrap a Tree with Lights

Does your garden have a sturdy tree inside of it or right next to it? If it does, then you can make the entire garden look magical by wrapping the tree in lights.

Think about the times that you drive around the local park during Christmas time to view all the lights. They bring a smile to your face!

Well... you can have that same happiness in your backyard every single night by wrapping it in small lights.

By purchasing all white or all yellow holiday lights, you can have the highest return on your holiday investment.

It will make your garden look extra special during the night, dawn, and dusk. Anyone that sees it will be filled with happiness!

6. Lighted Flower Planters

Perhaps you're looking for different ways to light up your garden at minimal expense to your energy bill.

If so, then investing in lighted flower planters can be a home run! They have glow-in-the-dark materials that gather the UV rays during the day and shine them off at night.

There are many different colors to choose from, allowing you to have a rainbow of different colors or just stick with one uniformed color throughout.

You can place these planters on the outskirts of your garden to show off your beautiful plants even during the nighttime.

Use These Garden Lighting Ideas to Your Advantage

Now that you've seen several garden lighting ideas, it's time to incorporate them into your outdoor scenery!

Are you looking for other ways to incorporate lighting around your home? If so, then be sure to read this article on 10 creative LED lighting ideas for your house.

For more inquiries and ideas, be sure to request a free catalog and we'll be happy to assist you further!

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