May 30, 2022 5 min read
I used to think that I had to have trees to have string lights hanging over my patio. But after doing a little research, I've figured out how to string patio lights without trees.
If you have a house with a flat roof and no trees, you can hang your lights from the top of the deck or patio with a pulley system.
This is a bit more work than using trees, but it still keeps things low-key and lets you enjoy all of your yard space and any views that might be visible through windows or doors nearby.
A fence or railing is the perfect place to hang your lights if you don't have any trees. You can just attach them to the top of it and then use the hooks to secure them. If you have an outdoor space that's not fenced in, like a patio or balcony, this will be doubly helpful because then you'll also have something sturdy on which to hang your lights as well as something for them to rest against once they're attached (like a wall).
You should consider using a clothesline to hang the lights. While it might seem like a strange idea at first, you will soon realize that they are easy to install and can be used in many different ways. They can be used to hang lights from trees, houses, decks, and patios or fences. The ease of installation is another reason people use them so often when stringing patio lights.
As with the other options, this one is best used when you don't have any trees where you want your lights to hang. Using metal poles means that they'll be sturdy enough to hold the weight of your lights, and plastic stakes will provide a good grip on the ground. You can also use wooden stakes if you're worried about tearing up your grass (or another surface).
Wooden stakes are great for hanging patio lights because they're not as heavy as metal or plastic ones. If you decide to go with wooden, make sure that they're all uniform in size so that they don't droop down from the string of lights over time. Metal and plastic stakes should also be uniform in length so that there isn't too much slack between them and their corresponding poles.
Pergolas are another great option for hanging patio lights because they tend to be high off the ground with plenty of space on top—and they're often covered in vines and leaves, so they help disguise the fact that there's anything; up there at all!
I hope this post has made you feel more confident about lighting your patio without trees! If you have any questions about the techniques discussed here, please comment below or contact us directly at our website. Happy summer to all of our readers—we can't wait to hear what you think about this topic in the comments section.