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New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

I have to admit that I am very frugal, but I have to be with my large family. When heating and air-conditioning bills were just becoming too much to bear, I finally caved in and bought new windows that I was told were more energy-efficient. They weren't as expensive as I thought they would be, which was great news. I had them installed just before winter began, and I received the lowest heating bill for the month of November that I had received in years! I was so happy that I had those windows installed, especially after being so hesitant to spend the cash on them. I created this blog to help other frugal people like me realize that sometimes spending money on home improvements really does pay off in the long run! I am now looking into new home insulation to save even more cash!


New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

3 Landscape Lighting Ideas For Your Flower Garden

by Michelle Davidson

Flower gardens are beautiful during the day time when the sun shines on the space and allows its true beauty to be seen by all. But when the sun goes down, it's almost impossible to enjoy a flower garden without some lighting put into place. Luckily, there are a variety of interesting landscape lighting options to choose from that will help brighten up the garden and give you an opportunity to enjoy it at night – consider implementing one or more of the following ideas:

Solar Enhancements

Instead of just putting solar lights in the flower garden for extra lighting, consider enhancing them to give your garden a unique look when it gets dark outside. You can wrap shaded insulation film over the solar light covers so the light glows pink, blue, green, or purple when lit up. Try hanging your solar lights from trees, posts, and garden pots to create some extra depth in your overall lighting design. You can even turn them into lamp posts by driving long pieces of PVC or metal pipe into the ground and then hanging the solar lights off the tops of them.

Holiday Lights

A fun way to light up your flower garden is to string colorful holiday lights along the trees, fencing, chairs, and other items that are located within the garden. Your holiday lights will let off a low glow that minimizes glare and enhances relaxation. Because the lights are strung on structures around your garden, you'll have enough light at night to see what's in your garden and walk around without having to worry about navigating around lighting fixtures.

Motion Sensors

You can keep your energy bills low and minimize power waste by installing motion sensor lights near your flower garden. Use small lights designed for sheds and garages so they don't seem like a floodlight and blind you at night when you're trying to enjoy your garden. These lights come with their own small solar panels that can be set up near the lights once you attach them to a pole in the ground or a tree in the yard, so you don't have to hook them up to a power source at all. And the lights will stay off at all times unless someone enters the garden to enjoy it.

These lighting ideas are sure to brighten up your flower garden space so that you and your family can enjoy campfires, game night, and other fun times together in the yard when the sun goes down. For more information, go to this web-site.