Outdoor lighting is meant to be capable of enduring the outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you can neglect them all year. Now, with fall upon us, the days are shortening, so you’ll need your outdoor lights more than ever, and you can’t afford to have them break down. Here is what you can do so that your outdoor lighting can last through the autumn season.
Bury Any Exposed Cables Beneath the Ground
It isn’t abnormal if cables find their way aboveground, especially in areas that get a lot of foot traffic or in places with a lot of wind that may blow away dirt that covers them. To help your outdoor lighting last, and to promote safety around your landscape, it’s best to rebury your cables so that they don’t pose as a tripping hazard to others.
Get Rid of Leaves That Have Fallen
Most people recognize fall by the falling of leaves, and these leaves can become a nuisance if they aren’t picked up. If you don’t pick up your leaves, you run the risk of them covering up your outdoor lighting fixtures. When your lights are covered, you could run into them by accident and cause your lights to get damaged. If you don’t let your lights get buried in leaves, you’ll know where they are regardless of the time of day. Because of this, you won’t run into them by mistake.
Trim Any Overgrown Plants Near Your Outdoor Lighting
It’s incredible how quickly plants can grow. It can even reach the point that we aren’t aware of how rapidly they grow. But you have to keep your plants in the back of your mind when considering your outdoor lighting. Overgrown plants can get in the way of your lights so that they can’t illuminate the areas you want. Trimming these plants lets your lights shine undisturbed so that you can shed light anywhere you need it.
Adjust Your Outdoor Lighting Fixtures
It’s very possible that your lighting fixtures might get moved, whether it be from heavy wind or from people bumping into them. For this reason, take the time to survey your landscape and make sure that all of your lights are in their proper places. You might want to check lighting fixtures that are in your trees if you have lights there because trees will grow and cause your lights to be moved out of position.
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