Now that you have all your flower beds cleaned and planted for spring, what do you do? Wait until the flowers bloom? What else do you need to add? The work of preparing the beds and planting the flowers gives most of us a delightful sense of accomplishment. We sit back and look at our gardens and wish the flowers would grow quicker, so we can ‘see’ and enjoy them.

However, this is the time to sit down and plan what garden accents you want to add to your back yard sanctuary! You may want to look into using solar powered garden décor within your garden. There are many different types of solar powered accents that you can use to help ‘light-up’ your beautiful garden, during summer evenings. The following list of solar powered accents includes, but is not limited to, the following types:

1. Birdfeeders
2. Statues
3. Fountains
4. Stones
5. Sculptures
6. Lanterns
7. Lamps
8. Chimes

You will need to do some research to determine what is available, what you like, and what you want to use for your favorite space. Additionally, using solar powered garden accents will add an enthralling and enchanting allure to your beautiful garden sanctuary! The solar powered accents are available in many different finishes, designs, and colors, thus ensuring you will find exactly what you are looking for.

Whatever you decide, adding solar powered accents to your garden offers many great benefits over traditional lighting. The first and most important of these benefits is solar powered does not require wiring. You merely place the light in the spot you want it. Further, you will not need an external power source, so solar garden lighting can save you a lot of money in energy costs, as they use energy from the sun instead of traditional electrical energy.

During your planning, ensure the area you plan for your solar powered lighting receives enough sun light through the day to power your lights. It is very important that you understand these solar powered garden accents only add ‘accent’ lighting to your garden. They are not intended to supply your garden with ‘safety’ lighting. Another important thing to remember, is that decorative solar powered garden accents are water resistant, not water proof. Further, you should ensure the location you are choosing for your solar accents provides adequate drainage to prevent water condensation.

Here are some tips and warnings regarding solar powered lighting:

1. Solar panels on the lights will get dirty, which will affect their ability to generate power from the sun. You must keep these panels clean to keep them working at their maximum potential. Some suggest that you should clean these panels at least weekly.

2. Solar powered accents are not meant to be used as safety lighting, as they do not produce as much light as electric lights.

3. Ensure the batteries for the solar powered accents you choose are readily available. Not all solar powered lighting uses standard size batteries.

If you follow the above tips for maintaining your solar powered lighting, they should give you years of enjoyment and tranquility. No matter which ones you choose, gardens and back yards are the ideal place to unwind from the stresses of the day. Adding solar powered accents will enhance the beauty of your gardens and property, and will add significant and wonderfully enticing focal points for you and your visitors to admire and enjoy!

Author's Bio: 

Robin D. Wagner is the author and can provide additional information about how best to use your garden for relaxation. She has over 20 years of gardening experience and enjoys relaxing in her own gardens.

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