While I enjoy the actual process of digging in the dirt and working in my garden, the thing that gives me the most joy from my flower garden is the peaceful feelings I experience. Being surrounded by the flowers, the critters that make their home in my garden, and the simple beauty of being in the midst of nature draw me into my garden every day. Creating a small oasis – a spot to sit and enjoy the peace – in my garden gave me a place to sit and reflect or meditate while being surrounded by the things I love. Here are a few tips to help you create your own garden oasis.
Just as you would stage the interior of a home with simple furniture, stage the front porch with nice lawn furniture that can either be returned, sold or used again after you sell the house. Focus on making the front porch an inviting entranceway to the home.
Less hazardous – With solar outside lighting, there is no risk of electric shock, breakers switching off or blown fuses. Since solar lights use LED bulbs, there is no danger of fire. Unlike traditional incandescent light bulbs, the LED bulbs do not emit any heat whatsoever.
Putting your solar panel into the sun, use the battery clamps (those similar to those you use to jump start your car, a good panel will come with these) to charge. Once charged, disconnect from the solar panel and connect to the inverter. Again, the inverter should have the clamps like the solar panel. From this set up, you can use the inverter to power up the items you need. Depending on where you buy your items, this generator should only cost about $200.
The practical side of Solar Lights are found in spot and sensor lights. You can have your driveway light up with sensor Solar Christmas Lights as you pull up your driveway. Place them near doorways or dark corners. We feel a little more safe with sensor lights at both our front and back doors. Some even come with a long cord that attaches the light to the panel. This way you can attach the solar light in a shaded area and keep the solar panel in the sun to get its’ charge and it will light up at night.
There are so many choices on the market these days for outdoor lighting that you can find something for every budget and something to fit into any outdoor design. Whether you are looking to brightly light a patio or deck, or simply add some atmospheric lighting in your garden, there are endless options with outdoor lighting.
My mom loves the Flexi Lights, my boyfriends mom loves them, and I myself love them. We have had no issues with the Solar Flexi Daises. They have added a nice touch to our front porch. I now am on a quest to hunting out other solar flower lights to add to out yard.