Install solar landscape lights
Solar lights are an energy-efficient choice for illuminating your landscape. (www.gardeners.com / August 25, 2014)
A landscape service will charge $390 to install three solar area spotlights, which includes labor and material; but you can do the job for $300 and save 23 percent. The fixture is made of two parts: the light and the solar panel, both made of weather-tight anodized aluminum housing. Install the fixture by driving the stake at its base into the ground. Experiment with it at night to fine-tune its location. The solar cell should face due south and be positioned on an angle so it is perpendicular to the sun. A good source for information about solar landscape lighting is http://www.gardeners.com.
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Pro Cost -- DIY Cost -- Pro time -- DIY Time -- DIY Savings -- Percent Saved
$390 -- $300 -- 1.2 -- 1.5 -- $78 -- 23 Percent
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