Green spaces are very present in homes; gardens are spaces of relaxation, sharing, and play that can be very pleasant. If you can indulge in various activities with friends, alone or with family during the day, it is also possible to enjoy gardens at night. That’s why it is necessary to apply outdoor lighting. Discover through this article some tips that will allow you to properly light your garden.
1. Moderately mark the places of passage
Whether large or small, Gardens usually have a pathway to the pool or the house. Lighting your garden path with a soft light will signal the way to visitors and offer a rather welcoming look. To create a decorative effect, make an effort to light your plants with halogen spotlights aimed at the foliage.
If you live in the United States, you won’t find it particularly difficult to choose lights for your garden since you can find them at several distributors.
2. Light up the trees
When you light up the vegetation in your garden, you give yourself the opportunity to bring some relief to it. You will choose the lighting according to the volume, density, and size of the vegetation. To highlight the trees, you can choose spotlights or LED bars.
In case you like to have a zen atmosphere, it is necessary that the lighting is discreet and soft, with a luminous intensity that diffuses a warm white tempered.
3. Diffuse a soft light at the garden table
Without a doubt, the garden table is the place where we spend the most time outdoors. To spice up the enjoyment of your meals in your green space, opt for the light balls. These are wireless and come in a variety of sizes. These lights also offer the advantage of not baiting mosquitoes.
4. Adopt programmable lights
As you probably already know, home automation has a big presence in the lighting world. With tablet and smartphone applications, you can now program and control the amount of light you want your outdoor lights to have.
This technology offers you the possibility to control the atmosphere of your garden from a distance. Most of the time, delivered with remote controls, outdoor lights have, in general, 3 levels of intensity (amber, warm white, pure white) that allow you to create the atmosphere according to your needs.
5. Place garden lamps that are waterproof
It is necessary that you respect the safety standards related to an outdoor electrical installation by choosing only lights with IP (protection index) higher than 44 and adapted. They are exclusively manufactured for outdoor use.
If you are not sure, check the protection rating on the packaging. The letters IP represent the protection rating, followed by 2 numbers. While the first number indicates the protection of the luminaire against solids, the second number indicates its protection against liquids. The higher the number, the more waterproof the luminaire is.
6. Harness the light at the planter level
To showcase your plants, you can rely on two types of outdoor lighting. Stake spotlights that are planted inside the pots offer the possibility of having consequent flexibility since you can easily move and plant the fixtures according to the desires and needs of the moment. This role can also be played by the backlit pots that are cut to bring, to the decoration of your garden, a touch quite colorful.
The best way to avoid the overgrowth of weeds is to pluck them or hoe them as soon as they appear. If you do this as they are small, they are easy to manage and remove, making your life easier; if you use mulch as we recommended, it is much harder for them to grow, and the mulch suppresses them.
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