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Landscaping With Solar Powered Accent Lights

Updated on October 16, 2015

Accenting the Stone Borders

Lawn Improvements

Our lawn has two large areas thick with ivy groundcover. We have bordered these sections of our yard with white stones from the Texas Hill Country using various shapes and sizes. One of the ivy beds has a sprawling fifty year old Oak tree and the other has a cluster of similar, yet smaller, Oak trees. The ivy bed with the larger tree is in the frontyard while the second ivy bed accents the backyard. Because of the dense foliage, these areas tend to have more shade than the rest of the lawn. We chose solar powered LED lighting to highlight these sections of our lawn! It was the best decision we have made in a long time!

How do they work??

There are several styles of Solar Lights to choose from. We chose a classy style with a black plastic top and pole accented with a glass globe. These particular solar lights came in a package of nine. The top of the fixture is a removable lid that holds a rechargeable battery. The LED lightbulb sits in the glass globe. The bulb and battery are replaceable. The sunlight recharges the battery. As dusk approaches, the lights begin to glow with a warmth that softly illuminates the surrounding area.

The Solar Light

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The top housing the battery and bulb.Solar light in the flowerbedSpacing for the lights
The top housing the battery and bulb.
The top housing the battery and bulb.
Solar light in the flowerbed
Solar light in the flowerbed
Spacing for the lights
Spacing for the lights

The Effects

The style of Solar light that we chose creates a beautiful prism of warm light on the rocks and ivy surrounding it. I took pictures to demonstrate these patterns. We placed the lights about eight feet apart. One solar light can be placed in a dark area of the yard for additional lighting or several can be used as accents along a sidewalk or driveway. Be creative!

The Solar Light in the Dark

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A border light for the ivy bedThe light is displayed as a beautiful geometric design on the ground
A border light for the ivy bed
A border light for the ivy bed
The light is displayed as a beautiful geometric design on the ground
The light is displayed as a beautiful geometric design on the ground

Lighting Duration

How long do the lights stay on?

Our weather has been partly cloudy for several days. The duration of our solar light has been several hours. Some of the lights go out sooner than others, depending on their location. It is also the month of October and our lawn has lots of shade. The October days are not as bright as a day in June or July These factors most likely affect the lighting time.

I love these lights!

From time to time, I find some decorative item that I get excited about. It could be extra exciting because I had been pondering a Solar Light purchase all summer and my husband surprised me with nine lights this past week. Somehow the surprise made it even more special! Nevertheless, I really like the result. My pictures don't do them justice. These lights are quick and easy to install. What could you do with a few Solar lights to accent your lawn?

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