For some, a garden is a place of tranquility. Gardeners take the beauty of nature and bring it right into their own backyard. A gardener's handy work is often most appreciated in the daytime when the sun shines bright, but with the right lighting, can be enjoyed at night too. Gardens in urban areas often sit right next to a patio. Lighting options are available that can light up both your garden and patio without too much effort. With the proper lighting, a garden can become even more impressive than it is during the day. Just a few pockets of light can turn a bland, dark environment into a surreal haven.

To understand how to create a garden haven, you first need to know what types of lighting is available to you. If you are one of many who don't want to hire out expensive professionals for light installation, consider using solar technology. Solar lights do not be any wiring whatsoever, dramatically decreasing installation time and cost. Installing a solar light can be as simple as sticking a light into the ground. Solar lights come in many variations and colors to achieve the right effect. Gardeners often employ many different versions of solar lights in their lighting projects.

Since gardens are placed of life, themed light fixtures are a natural choice. Themed lights feature designs of animals, plants and interesting shapes which blend in perfectly with a garden. Whether you enjoy cute ladybugs or plump mushrooms, there are themed solar lights to suit your fancy. People more on the modern side will enjoy a shaped color changing light such as a glass sphere. Color changing lights use LED lights which switch between colors for an impressive display of light. Some lights use fiber optics which employ thin strands of fiberglass transmit light from the bulb to their tips.

String lights are also popular for their variations in color and theme. They can also be considered themed lights because they have many variations in the covers that go over the bulbs. Consisting of a long power string with bulbs along its length, a string light has plastic covers than go over its bulbs. Light from the bulb shines through these colors to create the color display. Some string lights require access to an extension cord or wall outlet, while others get their power from a solar panel. Users hang them from awnings and patios or even wrap them around plants.

Source by Patton Andres