When the sun goes down and all your beautiful plants and flowers can no longer be seen, it doesn’t mean your yard has to be boring till the sun comes back out again. Spice things up with landscape lights!
Unlike years ago when solar lights were ugly and the color put out was dull and boring. Today they’ve come a long way I think. I would much more prefer electric landscape lighting but when you’re pinching pennies you have to go with the next possible solution. Putting in solar lights is obviously a heck of lot less hassle as well with zero maintenance.
You can still buy crappy solar lights but we found some neat decent quality solar lights at our favorite hangout, Home Depot of course.
Mixed in with our phlox border we put in crackle globe solar lights. These actually look neat during the day with their design so they kind of serve a dual purpose. At night they look the best though. Each one has the option of going with solid white, or a fun color changing mode that slowly changes from green, purple, red, and blue. Right now they are set on the color change mode because we’re fun like that.
There’s also a solar rock spot light in there to light up our Japanese maple tree. With things in the garden starting to fill in I might have to move the rock spot light to a different location as it gets blocked by the flowers.
To the right of the porch in the smaller flower bed we put in what I would call an art light. Again this is solar and actually puts out more light than one would think. During the day, with its blown glass flower heads it looks like a piece of art in your garden. Come night it comes to life with its warm yellow tones and looks equally as great.
Now when the sun goes down and the flowers take a break, there’s a whole new dimension to the front yard. Since all the houses on the block are very similar it also makes it easier to spot our house at night.