Information About Lighting

Garden lighting serves multiple purposes and knowing that purpose is important in choosing the best type of lighting for your landscape needs. The following articles will provide tips about various lighting techniques and information on how to select the best lighting solutions so you can turn your gardening landscape into a magical wonderland.

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Turn Off The Lights! How To Stop Firefly Population Decline

By Teo Spengler

Learn more about firefly decline and how you can help them survive by turning off lights at night and avoiding chemical pesticides.

Best Outdoor Lighting To Reduce Light Pollution In Your Yard

By Teo Spengler

Over-illumination, or light pollution affects wildlife and is wasteful. Click to learn how to eliminate artificial light whenever possible.

Easy Raised Bed Lighting Design

By Amy Grant

Consider lighting up your raised garden beds for safety, convenience and nighttime ambience.

Different Ways Of Measuring Light For Plants Indoors

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Having a simple tool like a light meter might make it easier to keep your plants happy in the light they need.

Negative Effects Of Night Lights For Outdoor Trees

By Teo Spengler

Have you ever wondered if night lighting can harm trees? Click here for the answer.

Solar Lights For The Garden: How Do Solar Garden Lights Work

By Mary Ellen Ellis

If you have sunny areas in the garden that you want illuminated at night, you may want to consider solar powered garden lights. Learn how they work here.

Are Streetlights Bad For Plants – Is Planting Under Streetlights Okay

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Plants have evolved to sense and respond to changes in daylight as seasons shift, except those that grow at the equator, of course. Disrupting periods of darkness, such as by growing near streetlights, can affect a plant in a number of ways. Learn more here.

Gardens And Lightning: Learn About Lightning Safety Out In Gardens

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

It?s important to know about keeping safe in the garden during a lightning storm; dangerous weather can pop up with very little warning, and gardens and lightning can be a very bad combination. Click here to learn more about lightning safety out in gardens.

Red Light vs. Blue Light: Which Light Color Is Better For Plant Growth

By Liz Baessler

There isn?t really an answer to which light color is better for plant growth, since both red light and blue light are necessary to the health of your indoor plants. That being said, you can find more info on red light vs. blue light in this article.

What Are Silhouette Lights: How To Use Silhouette Lighting In Gardens

By Karen Boness, Owner of Wild Willow Landscape Design

Intrigued by plant shadows as they undulate on the facade of subtlety lit backdrop? Want to create the same effect at your home? Read on to learn more about silhouette lighting in gardens and how to recreate it in your own landscape.

Garden Lighting How To: What Is Highlighting And How To Use It

By Karen Boness, Owner of Wild Willow Landscape Design

People highlight just about everything - paths, trees, buildings, sculptures, patios, and driveways. There are so many options. Where does one begin? This garden lighting how-to guide will help sort it all out. Click here for more info.

Outdoor Down Lighting – Information On Down Lighting Trees

By Teo Spengler

There are a number of options for outdoor lighting. One such option is down lighting, a quick, relatively inexpensive way to turn a simple backyard into something magical and mysterious. Click here to learn how to use down lighting in landscapes.

What Is Uplighting: Tips For Uplighting Trees In Gardens

By Teo Spengler

DIY uplighting is a fast, relatively inexpensive way to change your backyard from run of the mill to magical. You can choose among many types of uplighting to illuminate your garden and backyard. Learn more in this article.

Outdoor Lighting Options: Tips For Using Outdoor Garden Lighting

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Outdoor lighting not only highlights interesting features but provides your home and surrounding landscape with additional beauty and security. This article will help with tips on using garden lighting.

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