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Used sparingly, lights in the garden can enhance its night-time charms, but what about the effects on wildlife?
Suitable for Highlighting trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants and providing security lightingTiming All year roundDifficulty Easy or Moderate
Gardeners often use garden lighting to brighten up their garden at any time of year - from summer parties to winter viewings.
The potential effects of lighting on wildlife and the environment is often overlooked. Evidence suggests all forms of artificial lighting (including LEDs and halogen) can impact on wildlife. Light pollution from inappropriately positioned security lighting is often the worst culprit.
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