Lighting for your garden can be simple to install with a huge impact on the environment both visually and practically. Looking at Two West’s solution for outdoor lighting we can see just how to enhance features within your garden with a touch of lighting, for example a simple spot light highlighting a shrub or tree, fountain or statue will add extra dimension to your garden.
Practically, having portable lights is extremely beneficial when you have no access to mains power. Being battery powered you have full access to lighting at the click of a button with the ability to move the lighting around your garden as and when needed, this is a perfect no-fuss solution to lighting.
Picking a good quality light for your garden is important when it comes to durability and tackling strong weather conditions throughout the year. You can brighten your garden by choosing from a variety of lighting options from string lights, wall lighting, decorative lights and solar lighting.
Having additional lighting in your plants and bushes around the garden can add focal points and a beautiful finish to your garden, particularly in the dusk when the lighting is dropping, watching the twinkling lights is aesthetically pleasing to the eye whilst you enjoy your summer drink at the end of the day. Garden lighting adds a beautiful finishing touch to your space and they are a fundamental part of any outside living environment, try aiming to illuminate areas of your garden that are away from the house such darker corners and seating areas.
Functions of Lighting
Deterring animals and trespassers from your property is an added benefit of using your lighting for security. Using motion detection solar lighting gives the added benefit of increased home security giving you that extra piece of mind. Outdoor lightings actually have four functions, aside from security there is: Mobility, Aesthetics and Usability.
Mobility: Mobility allows you to navigate around your outdoor space at ease.
Aesthetics: The clue is in the name, lighting for your garden is very pleasing on the eye and lovely to enjoy.
Usability: You can use your garden late into the evening with the right lighting. You’re therefore not restricted to daylight hours.
Being able to control the lighting in your Greenhouse is a fantastic way to affect the growth of your plants as well as giving you more time in your greenhouse to look after your vegetables and plants through all hours of the day and all weather conditions. Lighting in your greenhouse is best known as supplementary lighting, it quite literally means it enhances your day length. Additionally it can help your plants that are not in season flower a lot better than they would otherwise.
Propagation lighting emits a low intensity, fluorescent light, usually on the blue spectrum to provide a practical amount of light to your plants in the early stage of their growth without overpowering your budding new plant. Another advantage of this form of lighting is that it avoids the yellowing of leaves that can occur when the natural light isn’t strong enough, again this is particularly beneficial out of season when the lighting drops earlier.