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Garden Lighting Tips: How to Plan Your Garden Lighting

Planning your new garden is an exciting project. From choosing between types of stone or gravel to sourcing the best quality of turf, one thing that is getting more and more popular though is lighting. What type of lighting is best for your garden and where is the best placement for it. These are both questions we hope to answer for you here. 

There are different types of lighting available on the market and the most popular now are LED lights. They provide a cost-effective way to light up your garden as they use less energy and last a lot longer than traditional bulbs. Another advantage of LED lighting is that it produces very little heat, so you can leave them on for long periods of time without worrying about them overheating.

When it comes to placement, there are a few things to consider. You need to think about where you want the light to shine and what effect you are trying to create. For example, if you want to highlight a feature in your garden, then placing the light behind or above it will create a stunning shadow effect. Alternatively, if you just want to add an ambiance to your garden a placement of having them around the edge of a garden will give this effect. 

As for when to use your lighting, this is really up to you. If you want your garden to be lit up all year round then solar-powered lights are a great option as they will charge during the day and turn on automatically at night. However, if you only want to use them occasionally, then mains-powered lights are a better option as they can be turned on and off as and when you need them.

We hope that these tips have been helpful and that you now feel more confident about planning the lighting for your garden. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help. Thank you for reading!

If LED lighting is something that interests you, we recommend talking to your landscaping expert or call one of the JPB team for more advice