Whether you’re still in the planning phase or have your flowers, shrubs and landscaping rock already set, your landscaping isn’t complete until you’ve installed lighting. Lighting creates ambience and a safe path for walking ambience, and it can also highlight elements in your yard and on your home. With our sunny climate, finishing your landscaping with solar lighting is a great option for homes throughout Nashville.
Why Consider Landscaping Solar Lights
Solar is one of the fastest growing technologies. You see people with solar on their homes, solar farms and businesses with solar-covered parking areas. It allows you to power things for free. It’s a great option for your yard because you won’t have to run electricity wherever you want lighting, which can be expensive and time-consuming. Plus, some are as easy to install as setting it in your landscaping. You can mix and match options to create the perfect look for your home, as there are several different types of solar powered lights that may work for your property.
These decorative lights can look like one thing to a passerby but have a solar panel and light hidden on the side that faces your home. Some popular options include animals, rocks, glass blocks and glass bulbs. These generally work independently from one another and don’t require any wiring or an external solar power pack. That means you can buy just one or two and install it in your yard quickly and even move it without hassle.
Pathway lights come in many styles and price ranges. The easiest are those that you simply install into the ground and have their solar panel attached. They’re easy to reposition and replace if something happens to one. On the other hand, the solar panel tends to be quite large and visible. Another option is one the requires low voltage wiring between each light and has a solar panel somewhere less visible. This is a great option if you want attractive lighting that doesn’t look like solar. It takes a bit more time to install and costs more, but these generally last longer, as they tend to have replaceable bulbs.
Hanging lights are a great option around a patio or deck. Some are on low-voltage wiring, and other options are independent. Like decorative lighting, the solar panel can be integrated into the light fixture in a way that doesn’t detract from the style of the light. These are especially popular around pergolas, fire pits, and hanging from trees.
If you’re still in the design process of your landscaping, let the team at The Rock Place help you select the perfect landscaping rock. We can also help you decide if landscaping with solar lights is right for you and where you may want it for both aesthetics and safety. Come by our facility at 475 Wade Herrod Rd in Smyrna or call (615) 459-9200 for an appointment.