We’ve been talking about adding some solar lighting for so long to the garden. It actually can work out to be a very cost-effective way of making the space more usable at night as well more welcome whether on a cold winter evening or warm balmy night in summer.
It didn’t take many LED lights, to add a little sparkle to our small garden. It required no skill at all and the cost was minimal too. Here below is what we added, costing under £30 from the retailer LED hut.
We went for :
A pack of coloured solar lanterns, which don’t appear to be on the site any longer, so they may have sold out. You can see similar HERE. I love that these actually add a pop of colour even in the day, and my daughters love them.
I decided to hang them on a tree by a seating area we have in the far corner of the garden, I think the contrast against the silver birch works well. Perfect to add a little light to that area of the garden.
We decided to line the border of the garden with solar ‘stake’ style lights. What I like about these is they are so simple but effective in adding light, and can be moved around easily. I would line them up first though, to make sure they are spaced they way you would like them to be first. We have moved them as the plants have grown in the border over summer. These were only £2.79 each.
Finally we added two, step lights on the summer house we built earlier this year. No wiring or electrical knowledge is needed, you just need to add 2 installation screws, which are included. They turn on at dusk, and off again at dawn. I’ve got to say these are my favourites, and for less than £6 for the pair!
So here is the garden at dusk, so you can see what impact the lighting makes.
Such a simple way of adding another dimension to the garden.