Landscaping lighting - Knowledgebase Question

Inglewood, Ca
Question by vhaynes9
February 3, 2010
I'm looking at the possibility of installing electrical lighting along the borders of my patio. However, I have well established plants that I don't want to dig up. Is it possible to install electrical lights without comprimising my lovely plants?

Thanks for your help

Answer from NGA
February 3, 2010


In your mild winter climate you'll only need to bury the electical cable just under the surface of the soil. Or, you can lay it on top of the ground and then spread bark chips or other mulch over the top. You should be able to lay the cable between or around your existing plants without disturbing them too much. Just lift the foliage to lay the cable on the ground. It's low voltage so it won't present a problem to people or pets. Enjoy your project!

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