Is it safe to have an extension cord on the ground all year?
I recently added string lights to my patio -- I hung them on DIY string light poles that I sunk in quick cement in planters. The problem is that to reach our outdoor outlet, I have an outdoor extension cord that runs along the edge of our patio for about 10 feet. I would like to keep the lights up year-round, as the lights take quite a bit of work to put up. Is it safe to have the extension cord on the ground all year? Is there anything I can do to protect the cord and ensure safety? Thanks!