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Solar Lighting

Your garden can be beautiful at night, too!  Solar lighting adds a whole new dimension to gardens in the evening.

Outdoor solar lights are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. Best of all, using them won’t increase your electric bill.

Uses for outdoor solar lighting include pathway light sets, inset decking spots, wall-mounted lamps, freestanding lamp posts, and security lights.

Outdoor solar lighting systems use solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity. The electricity is stored in batteries for use at night. Manufacturers most commonly use nickel cadmium, sealed lead acid, and lead acid batteries.

A solar lighting system will work well only as long as the solar cells receive the manufacturer’s recommended hours of sunlight.


WHy a WATER FEATURES DESERVEs A PLACE IN YOUR GARDEN – (thinking this could also feature in Garden Geek section).

Here are the reasons why a water feature deserves a place in your garden.

Water features can vary from a contemporary water work of art to a traditional garden fountain, waterfall, rock pond or birdbath.

Water introduces serenity into your garden

Most people think that adding a water feature in their garden, e.g. fountain, is just a decorative piece. Little did they know that there is more to it than just as an accessory.

Not only can a fountain act as a natural humidifier, but it can also reduce noise while creating a calming sound. Introducing serenity into your garden.

Living in a noisy town or city?  A fountain is perfect for your home if you live in a noisy area or if you’re in the city.  Feel closer to nature in your own back garden!

Size does matter!  A water feature will make your garden look bigger.

Whatever size plot you’ve got make the most out of it by adding a water feature.  It really will help to make it look bigger.  Adding a focal point to your garden is the perfect trick if you want your garden area to appear larger than it really is.

Attract birds and wildlife to your garden

When there’s a source of water available in your garden, you can expect birds, frogs and insects to visit your outdoor area. A water feature such as birdbath is an excellent way to attract these feathered creatures.

If you want to attract even more birds feed them!  Read our Pet Shop guide on how to ‘care for birds’ in your garden.

Just imagine yourself enjoying the sound of nature and embracing the serene haven in your own back garden.

Water features are easy to maintain

Cleaning your water feature does not require too much strength, but it needs your attention regularly. Consistently keeping your fountain or a pond neat will minimise the build-up of algae.

Maintaining the cleanliness of a water feature is also necessary for preventing any blockages. You need to frequently clean and polish the stones or rocks, and gravel in your water piece as well.