To improve the outside ambiance of your home, use backlighting, uplighting, and downlighting for dramatic effects. Experiment with different parts of your yard or garden, and select specific focal points to highlight.
Inspect, clean, and replace bulbs
This task reduces the risk of having to replace bulbs in bad weather.
And it also ensures the safety and beauty that your outside lighting is intended to have.
Timing: October (yearly)
Turn outside lights on, inspect each fixture, and clean as needed.
If any bulbs are burnt out, then replace them. Be sure to not exceed the wattage rating recommended for the lighting fixture (usually printed on the fixture).
Replace any broken water tubes.
The benefits of this task are relatively high for two reasons: 1) maintains the safety and beauty of your home; and (2) doing the task in the fall avoids having to do this job during the cold winter months.
The cost of this task is low, depending on how many outside lighting fixtures that you have. You will need to purchase the appropriate bulbs for your fixtures.
Originally posted at http://www.petermuehlbronner.home-wizard.com/idea/OLIT_11