Try and focus your attention on lighting up features like trees, statues, sculptures and even water fountains will go a long way with a little light. Garden lighting can fulfil multiple purposes, illuminating pathways, the decking area, entries and dining areas allowing you and others to safely navigate through the garden pathways. While lighting will magnify the beauty of your garden, it will also extend your time spent in the outdoors.
First things first when considering the type of garden lighting you wish to purchase, assess the area of your property and make note of the list of trafficked and dining areas. We suggest experimenting with a torch light to find the best areas which will look best illuminated, shine the torch on different features and at different angles to see what effect suits best.
Our number one favourite is illuminating large trees from the trunk right up into the leaves and its branches, intriguing bark on the tree will also be visually effective. Whether you want to create shadows or generally just light the tree up, we suggest using a 6 – 10 watt LED spike light powered by a 24 volt transformer.
Highlight stone walls or fences using either spike or wall lights, this will create numerous effects like light grazing, wall washing and shadowing. Placing lighting up against plants reflecting onto the wall will create interesting patterns and textures. This type of lighting will help deter unwanted guests making the wall look higher than what it should be.