Asked on Dec 20, 2018

How do I add outside holiday lighting?

Handy GrannyKcGarden Up Green - Carole


Is there a particular cord I can use outside to add holiday lights to the yard and do i need to dig a trench to bury the cord ?

6 answers
  • Gk
    on Dec 20, 2018

    You do want to use an extension cord that is rated for exterior use. We thread our extension cords through PVC piping so the rabbits don't eat the cords.

  • William
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Agree! You need to use exterior extension cords.

  • Joy30150932
    on Dec 20, 2018

    You definitely require a cord that is made for outside use as to be protected from the elements. You do not have to bury it in the ground but you do need to be conscious of where you are placing so that it does not become a tripping hazard or small children can play with it. The label on a cord, when buying, usually tells you whether or not it can be used outside.

  • Garden Up Green - Carole
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Yes if you go to the hardware store like Home Depot they will have outdoor extension cords in different sizes.

  • Kc
    on Dec 20, 2018

    Your big box hardware store will have outdoor rated extension cords near their holiday decorations that are designed specifically for seasonal decor (and frequently are green to be less visible in grassy yards).

    My two favorite styles...the type that has plugins spaced out along the length of the cord so your yard decor can be spread out...the other type has a multi plug at the end so several items can be plugged in using one cord.

    Early in the season you'll have better options but I'm sure you'll still find something safe.

    Happy decorating.

  • Handy Granny
    on Dec 30, 2018

    Thank you all for your helpful replies to my question. I truely appreciate your comments.Everything worked out well. Granny.

Your comment...