Hello World! Welcome Friends! Your backyard is a strange sort of place. You put garden lights up as a way of making it hospitable to spend time outside at night, and it’s usually the only outdoor area you can do this with. This means that there is a unique variety of ways to light up this strange outdoor area to makes it more engaging for guests to your home, and each of these has its benefits and its downfalls. In this article we will explore these, in the hopes that they will clear these things up a bit more for you.
The first place to consider the placements of your light is the “walls” of your backyard, the fence surrounding it! Mounting lights on the fence can be tricky, and unless done carefully you could end up with wires all over the place on your side of the fence, however, a simple string of bright fairy lights draped across the tops of the fence can be an endearing light display for your backyard area.
Plants provide the perfect cover for a more subtle display of light planning in your yard area. If you have leafy plants that grow like shrubs- low to the ground, then you can get larger string lights and lay them along the ground beneath the leaves and near the stems of these plants. The effect this gives off is one of subtle light placement that lights up the plants themselves and an area around them, illuminating your backyard without any obnoxiously bright lights to be seen.
Solar powered lights are now becoming common and easy to use, which means that there’s a place for them in your garden. Put them around garden beds and along fences to remind yourself of where the edge of things begin, and you’ll never need to remember to turn them on or off as most of them use light sensors to know when to switch themselves over.
A throwback to the origins of man is the perfect excuse to get yourself some flaming torches for your backyard. Torches are electricity free, and give off their light and heat using actual fire, which can be dangerous but also useful. Most torches that can be purchased these days come with a liquid inside them that burns and repels mosquito, making them a light source and a big repellant. Torches might be old fashioned, but they certainly pack a modern punch.
For a less subtle approach to lighting your yard, flood lights can be considered. Flood lights light up large areas all at once, and are commonly used for building sites or mechanic garages, where a lot of light is needed for delicate work. This will, however, mean that you have only two choices as far as lighting goes – dark, or completely and totally lit up. Flood lights aren’t known for their subtle lighting method, so they could disturb your neighbors if used incorrectly.
Finally, we have the lanterns that so many love to hang around their gardens. Usually hung from tree branches and posts, lanterns aren’t the brightest option on this list, but they do have tremendous aesthetic appeal.
Shaped like any kind of vintage lantern, these lights are usually warm to the eye and bring a sort of homeliness feeling to your yard, connecting it with your house in an emotional sense.
With these options your home yard can be lit up like a Christmas tree, and you can once again venture out onto the grass at night.
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