5 easy tips for incorporating lighting into your garden

With evenings getting warmer and more of us working from home than ever before, gardens have become increasingly treasured by those households lucky enough to have them.

As such, many people are looking for ways to make the most of their outdoor space, and lighting is a great way to do this without too much time or effort. 

As well as making your space cosier, incorporating lighting into your garden means you can keep using it long into the night, whether you’re spending an evening alone or hosting friends for some al fresco dining. 

Here are five easy tips for incorporating lighting into your garden this summer. 

Choose solar

First thing’s first: whatever lighting arrangement you opt for, make sure to choose solar. 

Doing so means the lights will power themselves, as well as saving you money on batteries and avoiding unsightly electrical cords. 

One easy way to incorporate solar lighting into your garden is with solar lanterns, which can be hung in trees or stand-alone. 

Light a gazebo

If you don’t have trees to hang lights from, you could try erecting lights in a gazebo instead.

This has the advantage of both sheltering guests from any unpredictable weather and avoiding water damage to any lighting you choose. 

Just hang the lights along the inside border of the gazebo for a warm and cosy lighting effect.

Try child-friendly lighting

Many retailers now offer garden lighting in fun, child-friendly shapes like mushrooms and small animals like rabbits.

This is a great choice if you’re looking for a quirkier way to light up your garden that’ll also get your kids involved and interested.

Get your children to help you lay out the lights for a fun activity that’ll make the space feel like theirs too. 

Get creative with fairy lights

If your budget is tight, fairy lights are one of the cheapest and easiest ways to brighten up your garden. 

Simply string up in foliage, trees, or along a fence and you’ll create an instantly magical effect for those long summer evenings. 

Mix and match

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking everything in your garden has to look uniform. 

Using a mixture of different lighting features such as hanging lights, driveway spotlights, water features, and standalone lanterns can help to create a much more interesting feel to your outdoor space. 

Using different types of lighting can also help you to highlight parts of the garden you’re proudest of, whether that’s a flower bed or a seating area.

Once you’ve ordered your lighting and laid it out, all that’s left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your revamped garden.

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