Most all of us wish for a place that was relaxing and enjoyable. For those who love the great outdoors, those places are often created in their yard, where they may have already planted flower beds with scents and blooms that they enjoy. If this sounds like you, you should know that relaxation outdoors doesn’t have to end just because the sun goes down. You can create a comforting space for evening hours with garden lighting. It is easy to do and the results will be amazing.

Solar Options

There are plenty of nighttime garden lighting options that use solar power. They get charged up throughout the day and as the sun goes down, they turn on. Their light is very subtle, but can be useful along pathways or as a way to highlight flower beds. They also work well along entrances to the garden if you have a fence put up around your garden.

Candles and More

If you want, you can also create a space with lighting that uses the soft glow of candle light. This option includes Tiki torches and lanterns. The bonus of Tiki torches is that a lot of the oils that they use include citronella and other scents that may work to repel insects that can sometimes become a burden during the evening hours. This option is ideal if you want a soft glow, but also have enough light that you can see very well. Many people use lanterns to add more light to the tiki torch lighting, but they may also use solar lights or hard-wired lighting options as well.

Other Lighting for Gardens and Paths

There are a lot of lighting options and some may require you to hard wire or plug in the lights to create a dramatic look. This option may include rope lights for along pathways, bulb lighting, or wall-mounted lighting in a covered area of your garden. These lights may be LED lights which put off an impressive amount of light for years at a time without you ever having to worry about bulbs that go bad.

Which type of lighting is best for you and your garden? This is a choice that you will have to make. There is no wrong answer or wrong combination of lighting. You simply have to think about the space that you want to create and how much effort you want to put into creating it.