Safety above all
To avoid annoyances and accidents, use logic and adapt to your garden and your home (and not the other way round)! For example, you will have to give up installing an electric garland on the roof of your garden shed, if it is at the other end of your lot and does not have a clean power supply. Also, adapt your decorative choices to your material. To illuminate the middle of your garden, choose, for example, garlands with extensions.
- Do not install cables and extensions everywhere in your garden! It can quickly become dangerous (risk of falling, exposure to weather conditions, rodents, and other animals …).
- Secure the wires systematically with cable covers for sale in DIY stores. You can also make one yourself using a cluster of beautiful branches or with a thick cloth (green in color, preferably to blend in with the landscape) in which you will wind your cables. Simple as hello, this little tip will save you a lot of inconvenience!
- Where do you want to see the lights? Rooflines, window frames, and doors look good when they are illuminated. You can also add a touch of luster to vegetation, such as bushes, hedges, or trees.
- To find out how many lights show you need exactly to make your plan, take the time to measure.
- Measure all the straight lines of your design and add them together. Then measure the height of the trees or pillars. Generally, you need about 100 lights per foot.
- Remember to include the distance to your power source.
- Choose the Christmas lights that best suit your property.
- C9 LED bulbs are the largest and work well in homes. C6 LED bulbs are perfect for large, evergreen trees. For deciduous trees, choose miniature LED bulbs.
- For shrubs, bright nets provide excellent coverage quickly.
- For a professional look, do not deviate from your color scheme throughout your property. If you use white lights, make sure they are all the same shade.
- Before installation, plug in all your lights to make sure they all work.
- Finally, bring your plan to life and suspend your lights. Clamp lights make this step quick and easy. Use universal tweezers on all the lights without a clip to give them this feature.