Spring is here and it’s time to start thinking about your garden. There’s nothing that makes me happier than getting my garden spruced up each spring and I’m always on the lookout for new plants and products to add to what I already have.
I’m also obviously interested in being as eco friendly as I can, so I’m constantly trying to use green products in and around my home. Solar garden lights are one way that I green my garden while also adding beauty and functionality.
If you haven’t yet used any sort of solar light in your yard or garden, you are missing out on great ambiance and a potential way to save some cash on your electric bill. Quite simply, they collect energy during the day, with small solar collectors on the top of the light and then light up after dark.
The ones that I purchased utilize LED lighting which means that they stay lit longer each night. They are also extremely tolerant of water and can be placed without worrying about rain or irrigation.
I use mine all over the place – I always have them on either side of the path leading to my front door so that the walk to the door is illuminated after dark. I also use them throughout my flower beds to give them some light after the sun goes down.
How to choose the best ones?
The type of solar garden lights that you choose is going to be based mostly on your personal taste and style. No matter what style appeals to you, there are a few things that you should look for in your purchase of any solar lighting product:
- Look for LED lighting. LED light bulbs last the longest, so you’re lights will stay lit longer each night.
- Look for lighting that is weatherproof so you don’t need to be concerned about rain or irrigation getting on them.
- Check for easy to access batteries. The batteries are what will hold the charge that is being collected by the solar panel from the sun. They will need to be replaced every once in awhile, so you want to be able to access them easily.
- Make sure that whatever lights you choose come with quality ground spikes so that you can easily place the solar lighting in your garden.