• How to light your garden

    Having the right lighting can create the perfect mood for al fresco dining in your garden.

    As the evenings are now drawing in, but are warm, it’s still possible to use your outdoor space as an extension of your home and often, in order to do this, you need to employ some additional lighting.

    If you’d like to enjoy more time in your garden this autumn and have softly lit dinners outdoors, then now is the time to invest in some great lighting solutions.

    Go for task lighting if you have access to electricity and position it permanently in areas of the garden where you need it, such as near the barbecue, your outdoor dining table and to help light up steps.

    If you don’t have electricity in your garden, or if you’re would like to have softer lighting, then opt for candles in lanterns or tea lights in holders.

    Don’t forget to get some citronella candles to help keep the bugs at bay, as the only nibbling in progress ought to be you enjoying the food you’ve prepared.

    Lastly, developments in solar lighting mean that they are getting better all the time, so are perfect for lighting pathways, tables and for decorative fairy lights that can be strewn in trees or over structures.