New Use for Old Backyard Game Pieces
We spend a ton of time planting, fertilizing and watering our flowers. Once, while dragging the hose across the yard, I inadvertently raked it across the garden and destroyed a bunch of flowers. My solution was to make a path for the hose using the wickets from my croquet set. As I’m watering, I feed the hose through the wickets, keeping my flowers safe. — Ryne Rover
Flaming Solar Lights
These unique solar lights mimic the flickering flames of tiki torches. And, they never need rechargeable batteries. Rather, they use solar energy to charge by collecting solar energy all day, and then automatically turn on at dusk, casting soft, pleasant light. If you like to DIY and love solar, check out these projects.
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Brick Solar Pathway Lighting
This integrated solar lamp design creates a beautiful hue from the ground up. Designed for pavement illumination, these lights fit seamlessly in the ground, making for an incredibly natural look. You may also like these stay-put solar lights.
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Retro Hanging Solar Lanterns
Want to take it back a couple decades with your landscape lighting? Check out these retro hanging solar lanterns that create a sultry ambiance for those late-night backyard parties in the summer. Hang them on a porch, in the trees, from a pergola or set them right on a table top. With proper sun exposure, the lanterns will turn on automatically, and can last for 8 hours or more at night! If you’re considering adding solar panels to your home, check out these 7 things solar panel makers don’t want you to know.
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Solar Star Lanterns
Make your starry night a little brighter with these solar lanterns. The versatile lanterns can be shaped as a ball or column, and can be hung from trees, placed on the ground or they can line a walkway. Place them in direct sunlight for maximum display after sunset. Need a little help with your landscape lighting? Check out these DIY tips for beginners.
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Solar-Powered Garden Chandelier
This stunning vintage chandelier will bring a whole new level of elegance to your landscape lighting. Perfect for after-dark outdoor dining, this handmade solar-powered garden chandelier comes with a 6-foot chain, making it a major statement piece. Before you re-do your landscape lighting, check out these dos and don’ts.
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Solar Garden Light Gnome
This adorable solar garden light gnome is great for gardens, walkways, steps and cottages. The solar panel will collect the sun’s energy during the day and convert it into electrical power that’s stored in the rechargeable battery so you can illuminate your yard with this fun little character. If a gnome isn’t what you’re looking for, you may want to check out these breathtaking outdoor lighting looks for your yard.
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Solar-Powered Robot Home & Garden Statue
Add a little character to your landscape lighting with this solar-powered robot statue. Simply place the robot in a position that has direct access to natural sunlight, and the solar-powered eyes and chest of the robot will automatically ignite when it gets dark. You’ll get up to 8 hours of use on a full charge. Are you fascinated by robots? Then check out these 19 incredibly awesome DIY robot creations.
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Mosaic Solar Landscape Lighting
This 2-piece LED landscape lighting set smoothly flickers in a pattern of colors of the rainbow when in color changing mode. Use the innovative design to set the mood, using it as a beautiful table lamp for your dinner parties, or to light your yard or walkway. You may also like these 14 outdoor lighting trends for 2018.
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Deck Step Solar-Powered Lights
These amorphous solar panels will gather and store sunlight even on overcast days, so you can have a beautiful glow lighting your stairs and walkways after sunset. Featuring an aluminum housing with bronze finish, they provide 6 to 8 hours of light to keep you safe even on the darkest of nights. Check out these 12 ideas for lighting up your deck.
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Solar-Powered Fence Post Cap
For landscape lighting that creates a subtle outline around your yard, try out these solar-powered fence post caps. These lights are a great way to softly illuminate your outdoor walkway, yard or staircase. Thinking about installing a fence? Check out these 10 modern fence ideas for your backyard.
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Crane Pathway Light
This delicate crane features a feathered filigree design that holds an integral solar panel. Charged by the sun during the day, the metal silhouette creates a glowing sculpture for your yard. You can control the LED by an accessible on-off switch, and, when fully charged, the light provides up to 6 hours of light. You can even buy a few of these beautiful birds and stagger them along your walkway. If you’ve never considered outdoor path lights, here’s what’s new, so you can stay ahead of the game.
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Solar Fairy String Lights
Ignite the night by lighting up your trees for a wedding or other party using these dainty solar fairy string lights. The tiny specs of light throughout the branches above will create a magical feeling all around. You’ll get a total of 100 LED bulbs, an on/off switch and a charging time of 4 to 8 hours. Want even more magic in your yard? Check out these 15 breathtaking DIY fairy gardens.
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