DIY lights are a bright idea…
FOR the most part solar lights are an inexpensive addition to your garden in summer and yet these subtle conveyors of light can bedazzle even the most cynical of visitors to your garden.
The secret is not to buy solar lights and just plonk them in the middle of the garden. But place them strategically in places where they will make the most impact. For example, why not place them along garden pathways, driveways, walkways, flower and vegetable beds.
Many people tend to locate garden lights where they think they are best suited in daylight hours. But it’s only by surveying your garden at night that you’ll discover areas that can be lit up so beautifully that you never even thought possible.
The secret is to locate the lights in a mapping formation around focal points in the garden which will make them stand out at night. Another cost-effective trick is to use empty glass jars. Simply work a piece of wire around the rim of the jar, ending with a loop that can be hung on the branch of a tree. Pop a nightlight into the jar and you have a beautiful light. The more jars you accumulate, the more attractive the spectacle.
Take note of places in your garden where the addition of solar lights will help extend those wonderful summer evenings.