Light Up Your Garden And Brighten Your Life


Article by: Carolyn James

Extending Your Living Space

The garden , ing - Keeping Containers Looking Good is fast being considered to be an extension to your living space and homeowners are putting as much effort into creating a harmonious environment , A Beautiful Garden of Flowers outside as they are inside. , How to Conquer Caterpillars A beautiful garden , Local Flower Shops is also considered to be one of the biggest selling features , Japanese Plum Yew - Cephalotaxus Harringtonia 'Prostrata' of a home , Cornus Mas 'Golden Glory' and can certainly help to add value and appeal.

As the short days of winter , Gardening on a Budget recede, many of us will be starting to think about our gardens , Pool Waterfalls and dreaming up projects and schemes that we plan , Japanese Plum Yew - Cephalotaxus Harringtonia 'Prostrata' to undertake when the days become longer and the weather , A Beautiful Garden of Flowers warmer. For many traditionalists this will mean planting borders, manicuring the lawn , Types Of Palm Trees and cultivating a myriad of blooms that will add colour , How to Grow Wildflowers and life to their gardens , Introduction to Hydroponics ing and Tips for Its Maintenance throughout the summer, , Viburnum whilst others will view their garden , Florida Homes: Easy Landscaping and Curb Appeal purely as an area in which to relax.

Garden centres are already stocked with outdoor furniture, , Tips for a Bulb-o-licious Garden ubiquitous decking and the eclectic range of artefacts that are designed to help you enjoy your garden , ing - Keeping Containers Looking Good to the full. However, garden , Protecting your Pond from Pesky Predators lighting is one of the most effective ways that you can improve the look and functionality of your outdoor , Lawn Edging living space and increases the time that you can appreciate this natural , Tips for a Bulb-o-licious Garden extension to your home. , y, Fun Garden Plants Garden , Japanese Plum Yew - Cephalotaxus Harringtonia 'Prostrata' lighting has moved beyond the occasional wall , A Beautiful Garden of Flowers lantern or halogen floodlight illuminating the patio , What is Roofscaping? or garden , How to Conquer Caterpillars path, blending functionality with creativity. Strategic outdoor , Growing Blueberries for Fun or Profit lighting enables you to enjoy aspects of your garden , Cactus Grafting: Lophophora Williamsii to Trichocereus Candicans as a Rapid Propagation Technique at all times of the day or evening, all year 'round, whether for entertainment purposes or your own pleasure.

The garden , Science Can't Explain Everything! at night should be considered to be a blank canvas on which one's own creation can evolve. Properly placed lighting can create the most wonderful ambience by silhouetting trees, , Dream Yard highlighting favourite shrubs, , Flower Garden in Urban Environment accenting flowerbeds or reflecting the diamond like sparkle of droplets cascading from a water , Planting Bare Root Roses feature.

The Key to Successful Creative Lighting

The key to successful lighting is to focus in on specific architectural features:

  • Uplight pergolas, archways or façades for a dramatic effect

  • "Wash" sides of buildings , Decorate Your House With Specialty Trees with a subtle light

  • Focus a gentle light , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 10) Nutrients across fences and walls

  • Highlight water , Solar Outdoor Lighting features with submersible lights

  • Silhouette trees , A Beautiful Garden of Flowers by placing lights , Trees below and behind them.

Bring your garden , Backyard Landscaping alive after dark by illuminating it with a range of carefully chosen coloured lights:

  • Add warmth with tones of yellow or red

  • Add a green light , Protecting your Garden Pond from Pesky Predators beneath foliage to make leaves appear greener

  • Create a fresher, Nordic atmosphere with white , Flower Garden in Urban Environment or blue light. , Types Of Palm Trees This is particularly effective if you have a lot of pine trees. , Care Tips for Planting and Growing Orchids Inside Your House

Subtlety is the key, since a blend of too many colours , Gardening on a Budget can give a gaudy appearance, unless of course you have a penchant for theme park styles.

Functional Lighting

If you are seeking more functional lighting, then low voltage fittings are the best option. Uplighters fitted into decking or patios , Cactus Grafting: Lophophora Williamsii to Trichocereus Candicans as a Rapid Propagation Technique can add that subtle but necessary source of light , Safe Pest Control Tips when the sun , Gardening - Keeping Containers Looking Good goes down, whether you are entertaining or just relaxing. But there are always more creative possibilities. Recessed lighting can be built into steps and fixed seating or under handrails. Each source of light , Palm Tree Lamps becomes a feature , Cornus Mas 'Golden Glory' in itself and creates the individuality and atmosphere that reflects your own needs and personality.

If you are an active barbecuer and you need more direct light, , Lawn Edging then spotlights that are discretely located but focused on your cooking area are ideal. If safety , Tips for a Bulb-o-licious Garden and security , A Beautiful Garden of Flowers are your concern then there is a wide range of functional but aesthetic lighting available to illuminate steps, paths , Cactus Grafting: Lophophora Williamsii to Trichocereus Candicans as a Rapid Propagation Technique and driveways and help to prevent accidents after dark. Motion detectors that activate lighting when someone passes by have proved to be a boon for added security , Backyard Landscaping and safety. , Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form Another way of improving security , Japanese Plum Yew - Cephalotaxus Harringtonia 'Prostrata' is to have certain strategically placed lighting linked to photo electric , Tips for a Bulb-o-licious Garden cells that automatically turn on at dusk and off at dawn.

Lighting Tips

When creating a lighting scheme for your garden , y, Fun Plants you should adopt the less is more approach. The objective must always be to see the landscape , The Flower Drying Game - Part 1: Air, Sand, and Sources and not the lights, , Growing Blueberries for Fun or Profit with the right balance between aesthetic and functional lighting.

It is important always to use lights , Decorate Your House With Specialty Trees that have the correct IP rating and are therefore suitable for outdoor , How to Conquer Caterpillars lighting. Although the installation of these types of light , The Flower Drying Game - Part 1: Air, Sand, and Sources is not difficult, it is recommended that you employ a qualified electrician for their installation.

There is a wide range of products , Palm Tree Lamps on the market from which to choose, but the most cost-effective solution is to buy the best quality you can. By choosing quality products , Tips for Planting an Outdoor Herb Garden and having them professionally fitted you'll have something that will not only last for years, but also maintains its good looks.

Don't forget that you are starting with a blank canvas. Like art, there are a few basic rules that you should follow, but in the end beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Be creative. Make your garden , Daphnes for Scent and Colour an extension to your home. , Chainsaws - Caring For Your Chain A 'room' under the stars!
About The Author

Carolyn and Laurence James own The Light , Garden Accessories Company Direct Ltd, an independent, family run business, based in the heart of the Cotswolds. The company offers a superb range of distinctive and stylish lighting for homes , Dream Yard and commercial establishments via mail order and the Internet. , Types Of Palm Trees Carolyn and Laurence have selected lighting that represents the very best in design , Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form and craftsmanship. They have developed close links with key manufacturers , Planting Bare Root Roses throughout Europe and are able to offer customers many designs , Protecting your Garden Pond from Pesky Predators that are rarely seen in the UK.

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