How Does Your Garden Glow? 8 Ways to Sun Power Your Yard

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Lots of solar technology for outdoor solutions
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Solar Power

You can find more and more things that are able to be powered by the sun.  Years ago if you had to name something solar powered you might be able to come up with a calculator and that's about it.  Solar power is becoming more popular, not only as a renewable energy source but also as a money saving measure for households . While Solar panel installation is still pretty expensive in much of the US, solar powered alternatives aren't as expensive.  Here are a few things to help you light up your outdoors without electricity.  
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Solar Powered Path Lights

I think most people have seen the  solar powered path stakes that you can put in your garden or along  your path.  I have some that I use most of the year (except the winter since they get buried in the snow).  No worries if you forget to leave your lights on for your return home  or if you have a visitor come by.  You can even find solar powered gutter lights for overhead lighting in your back yard.  They can also work along fences. 
Mine was very similar to this
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Solar Powered Garden Decorations

Solar powered garden decorations not only look pretty cool but but add to the ambiance of an outdoor party.  They can also shed a little light outside.  I got this really cool  colour changing solar powered butterfly garden decoration at one point.  My neighbours complimented me on them and wanted to know where I got them.  
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Solar Powered House Numbers

Solar powered house numbers not only look cool but makes your house number easy to see which would be important for emergency services or friends just trying to find your house. You can find different designs to attach to your house or put in your yard like the house number yard stakes I found. 
Beautiful no?
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Beautiful no?

Solar Powered Pond/Pool Lights

There are lots of cool lights for your pond or pool. There are beautiful water lily solar powered lights safe for water. You can also find simple floating orb lights for your pool or pond which I think would look really cool.  Especially since they come in different colors.  Aside from looking nice, pond lights could help ensure someone doesn't end up stepping into your pond in the dark. 
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Solar Step Lighting

We have 12 steps up to our front door.  There are 4 steps from the main side walk, then you're walk a few feet in our yard and go up 8  more steps. The steps attached to the house aren't bad because the porch light illuminates them enough.  It the ones off the main side walk I worry about.  While searching for options I found solar stair lights.  This is the perfect option for us since we don't have electricity close to those steps and path lights weren't cutting it. 
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Solar Patio Lighting

Solar powered patio lamps come in lots of styles and sizes.  You can get solar table lamps or even hanging solar lamps.  Great for late summer nights or outdoor barbecues that last until it's time to roast marshmallows. 
My neighbor has one of these. I just love looking at it
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Solar Water Fountains

Water fountains can be so peaceful.  You can find  solar water fountains as an accessory for your pond or for patio decor.  Some even light up to add that extra something. 
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And For The Pests


How about solar powered mosquito lamps.  Seriously, I didn't even know these existed until today.  Where have these been all my life. I'll take 2 please!  There is even a solar power mosquito repellent you can clip on AND it has a compass.  How cool is that?  Would be great for walks in the woods.

Light Up Your Yard

Most if not all the items on the list are affordable or have affordable options.  Solar power is a great way to save money on electricity and eliminates some wires.  Now if you'll excuse me I have some stair lights and mosquito repellent to buy. 
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