The garden is a warm place to live and, more particularly, during the summer season since it is at this time that we most often meet outdoors. Although summer days are long, we like to extend them around a table with family or friends in the garden. For this, an object is now part of the landscape: the light. Whether it’s garlanded, spotlights, mood lamps, or simple lighting, you have to think about energy costs, both for the environment and your wallet Lighting is not the only expense in the garden since many gardening tools require electrical energy to operate, especially when you have a large area. To support you see more clearly, here are five tips for saving energy in the garden.
1. Solar lights
Solar energy is a natural energy and one of the most ecological in the world today. It is possible to install a solar panel to provide the overall electricity for the house and the garden. But you can also invest in small lights that charge in sunlight. With floodlights, lamps, or light poles, you will undoubtedly find the luminaire that will suit your exterior.
They are within reach of all budgets, and you will easily find them in garden centers or supermarkets in the garden department. Solar lamps are recharged during the day and illuminate in the evening. You have no electrical connection to make, and the small photovoltaic panel takes care of everything!
2. Power tools and the electricity supplier
Some garden tools require a mains power source, but others run on battery power. Either way, a battery needs to recharge, so you’ll need an AC outlet at some point. To save money, consider comparing energy providers, especially in the spring or summer when you use more energy to power your gardening tools. Therefore, it may be interesting to choose an energy contract whose sources are renewable or whose price per kilowatt-hour is lower, depending on your priorities.
Mower, hedge trimmer, or brush cutter, all of these tools are essential when the garden is large and well-stocked. Prioritize quality to prevent your devices from breaking down, and you will save money over time!
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3. The greenhouse
Investing in a greenhouse can save you considerable money! The greenhouse effect generates heat naturally. This heat will allow some crops to develop better, especially if you live in an area with a mild climate. It is even possible to grow fruits and vegetables during the winter, thanks to the walipini greenhouse! It is these small, very economical underground greenhouses that have nothing to envy to classic glass greenhouses.
4. LED bulbs
If you want to place lights all over your garden, whether small or large, choose LED bulbs. Not only is it an ecological gesture, but above all, an economic one! LED bulbs adapt very well to the outdoors, and the quality is at the rendezvous. They have a longer lifespan and consume ten times less energy than incandescent bulbs.
5. Connected lighting
Connected lighting makes it possible to control brightness, and therefore energy consumption, from a distance. Thus, there is no more risk of forgetting a light on during the day or when you are away. Another system to integrate: motion sensors. Some lights only come on when they detect movement, for example, as soon as you enter the garden or a veranda. It is an ideal system for illuminating paths, driveways, or garage entrances, for example.