Light up your garden with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Installing outdoor lighting can help with home safety, security – and also add an illuminating touch to your garden. You can enjoy your garden and landscaping even when the sun goes down. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help you learn about outdoor lighting safety and give you some ideas on how to light your garden.
Outdoor Lighting Safety
If you’re going to install corded outdoor lights, you’ll need to also install a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). A GFCI is an extra level of safety in the event that a short occurs in an outlet, and should always be used in areas that have water in them. A GFCI will cut the power to the outlet if it detects a surge.
Garden Light Ideas
Path Lights – Path lights are great for lighting up outdoor walkways, such as your sidewalk or stepping stones through your garden. Most models are solar-powered, so you don’t have to worry about a GFCI or a transformer. You can simply bury the stake in the ground, and let the sun do the work. When it gets dark, the path lights will illuminate the walkway.
Edge Lighting – Edge lighting can be used along the edges of your landscaping to give your garden a great glow at night. You can also use solar-powered rope lights for the same effect. They’re both great options as you can shape them to your landscaping or edging.
String Lights – Outdoor string lights can add a whimsical touch to any garden or patio. When you’re buying string lights, make sure they’re approved for outdoor use. Weatherproof and wet location UL listed lights work best for outdoor lighting.
Jar Lights – Jar lights are another fun way to light up your garden. You can use solar LED lawn decorations that come with jar lights, or you can use lighted mason jars for a rustic, shabby chic touch. These work great in both the garden and on our patio.
At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we understand that your lawn and garden are your pride and joy. That’s why we carry everything you need for you lawn, patio and garden. We’re your lawn and garden experts. For more tips on caring for everything outdoors, visit our Gardening, Lawn Care and Grilling & Patio blogs.