How to Light Flower Beds


Maintaining a beautiful garden of flora and foliage takes more than providing water and fertilizer to the plants. Providing illumination so that the plants are viewable at all hours of the day enhances the look of your flower beds and shows your devotion to their maintenance. From small pads of solar-powered glow to intricate lanterns of bright bulbs, knowing how to light flower beds gives you the edge in showing off an attractive home landscape.

Step 1

Measure the dimensions of your flower bed. For example, a nice-sized flower bed near a home measures about 3 feet wide by 8 feet long.

Step 2

Place a solar-powered light disc at each corner of your flower bed. Solar-powered light discs can be obtained at any outdoor and garden supply store.

Step 3

Place a light disc into the soil around the edges of the flower bed every 2 feet. This creates enough light to softly illuminate the flowers in the bed without flooding the area with light. Solar-powered lights do not require any electricity to operate, making them an excellent choice for flower bed lighting.

Things You'll Need

  • Solar light discs
  • Tape measure


  • Colorado State University: Self-sustaining Gardening (Solar Lights)
Keywords: garden lighting, lighting flower beds, flower solar lights

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Chelsea Hoffman resides in Las Vegas, Nev., where she is currently working on a dramatic novel titled "Chloe." A published freelance writer for over 15 years, Hoffman writes for GardenGuides, Travels, and a variety of other online and print venues.