Lighten up your garden

Now the weather has warmed up, you may find that you want to spend more time outdoors. The garden is a fantastic place in the late evening and at night, but it is sometimes quite hard to see anything at the far end of a long garden.

Living in a traditional terraced house with a long strip of garden may mean that the furthest part of the garden is often completely dark, and lights in the home only serve to make it harder to see the path in order to get back into the house.

If you want to outline your path clearly so that it can be seen in the dark, but don’t want to spend too much on electricity or batteries, then one of the best alternatives is to use solar lighting. These outdoor lights are a perfect way to illuminate areas which don’t get much light from the home.

The secret behind these types of solar lights are that they are energised during the day, and then the stored energy is used to activate the light at night time. The lights need to have sunlight on them for at least a few hours every day, and can usually work with even a small amount of sun. The more light that touches the solar cells, the more powerful your solar lighting will be. In the past, you would have to activate the lights for a few days before they could be placed on the ground, but modern LED lighting systems mean that you can install your solar lights almost immediately.

If you want to host a party, then having around 20 of these in the vicinity can really light up the patio or garden if you need it. We stock a range of different solar lights designed to meet the lighting needs of domestic gardeners. You may even choose from a number of coloured lights in order to create an interesting ambience in your garden.