Small outdoor room with a green wall in KensingtonContemporary Patio, London
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Can Outdoor Lighting Be Retrofitted? Retrofitting landscape lighting can be tricky. “Nobody likes to see ugly cables running over garden features,” Davies says. “Laying and preparing cabling could then involve chasing out and repairing walls, and lifting and relaying paving, which can be disruptive and costly.” Bestall says it’s possible to retrofit lighting but advises, “I’d always plan it in if you’re doing a transformation. However, there are so many different types of lighting available now, and if you just can’t manage it, use [string] lights — they cozy up even the darkest garden.”How to Hang String Lights Outdoors
9. Light up the space. Hopefully your barbecue will go swimmingly and carry on into the evening. Make sure you have plenty of lighting so that you’re not plunged into darkness when the sun goes down. Dot some solar-powered lamps around the flower beds to give a glow to your greenery, string up fairy lights and add even more atmosphere with some candles.