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13 Best Garden Lights 2021 | The Strategist

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Whether you’re looking to create a mood, make a path safer, highlight a water feature, or illuminate an outdoor table so you can actually see what you’re eating, there have never been more (or better) options to light up your garden. You don’t have to hire anyone to do this, and if you use solar lights, you don’t even need to know where your outlets are. One benefit of solar lights is that they cost nothing to run — all you need to do is put them where they can get enough sun to recharge each day and they’ll automatically come on at night and turn off in the morning. But if you prefer the typically brighter light that an electrical light can provide, there are excellent wired options as well. To help you choose among all of them, we asked seven expert gardeners to tell us their favorites. Here, their top ways to light up the night. (We also have guides to the best gardening gloves, boots, hoses, and tools, in case you’re outfitting yourself as well as your garden.)

Opolemin Solar String Lights (Two-Pack)

String lights come in a variety of lengths, strengths, and shapes, and you can put them anywhere that gets sunlight during the day. (Amber Grossman of BlackGirlsGardening even uses them in her greenhouse.) This inexpensive option from Opolemin is the preferred solar string light of garden influencer Goo, of Gardening With Goo, because of the lights’ powerful rechargeable batteries. (Check out how he has used them here.) The panel angles adjust up to 270 degrees to help you catch the most sun, and the lights are housed in durable PVC pipe that will withstand any weather. Plus, there’s flexible copper wire inside so you can bend them around trees, through fences, or wherever else you need.