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Install Solar Landscape Lights

Find the average cost to install solar landscape lights yourself compared with the labor and material cost of hiring a landscape contractor. Use your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a pro to do the job. Learn what to consider and the steps involved.  
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National Average Cost
to
Install Solar Landscape Lights

Hours

  • Pro
  • DIY
  • 1.2
  • 1.5

Money

  • Pro
  • DIY
  • $390
  • $300

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Today’s Tip: Rugs on decks

Don't make the mistake I did and leave an outdoor area rug on a deck for the summer. The rug left the wooden decking below it damp and stained from the rain and humidity that got trapped beneath it. At first the rug looked good, but now the decking needs repair work. Bad idea.

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