Indiana Landscaping | Landscape Design | Landscape Lighting | Outdoor Lighting
Our complete landscape design and installation services can handle every aspect of your landscaping project. From the initial concepts and planning, to plant selection and installation. No matter what size and scope, we’ll install every hardscape and planting element with the utmost attention to detail.
Our experienced landscape professionals will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you’re happy with your landscape.
Ricci’s Landscape Management services: Hebron IN, Crown Point IN, Merrillville IN, St John IN, Chesterton IN, Valparaiso IN, and surrounding Lake County and Porter County communities.
Landscape Design Staff
- All landscape crews have been trained and certified in outdoor lighting, paver installation, are IAH certified, and graduated from John Deere Landscape University.
- RLM, Inc is an award winning authorized Unilock installer with foreman who are ICPI (Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute) certified to ensure a professional landscape installation
Quality plant material, expert craftsmanship and an understanding of nature—these are the critical aspects of a properly installed landscape. Since the best-laid plans are, in the end, determined by the installation craftsmen, we employ Northwest Indiana’s best landscape technicians, professional horticulturists and skilled workers. We take the line between man-made and nature and make it gorgeous.
“Out with the old, in with the new.” Landscape renovation is an important part of home improvement. Even with conscientious trimming and maintenance, foundation plantings get overcrowded after 15 years. Depending on how close your trees and shrubs were originally spaced, and what types of plants were used, this overcrowding could begin much sooner. Call RLM today to discuss your landscape renovation options.
Creating Curb Appeal with Outdoor Lighting
Enhance your homes curb appeal with landscape lighting by RLM. Adding lighting to the exterior can help raise the overall market of your home by giving it great curb appeal at night. You will be the envy of the neighborhood with beautiful night time illumination. Since passers by can’t see the beauty on the inside of your house, it’s up to the outside of your home to make the first impression with lasting curb appeal.
RLM can help you choose the best possible solution for your landscape lighting needs and provide expert installation. Landscape lighting can enhance curb appeal with dramatic lighting techniques which contrast light and dark, or create wide streams of outdoor illumination. In addition to the beauty of landscaping lighting, well placed lighting fixtures improve visibility for home security and safety. Landscape lighting is an excellent way to improve your homes curb appeal at night and to increase security. Various styles and forms of landscape lighting include;
Landscape Lighting – Area Lights
Area lights are a type of outdoor landscape lighting that is quite popular with many people. You may have heard these lights referred to as spot lights or flood lights. Area lights can create warm glowing curb appeal. They are designed to light up fairly large areas and often they are used to highlight specific parts of your landscape as well as for home security. Area lights look great and they are usually deterrents to burglars as well. It can also be used to light entire patios and decks with patio lights or deck lights.
Outdoor Lighting – Task Lighting
Task Lighting is used for illuminating small areas. Task lighting allows darkness in an area except for where the landscape lighting highlights a particular area. Task lighting creates dramatic curb appeal. Task lighting is typically used out in the open where you can see the light source.
Landscape Lighting – Accent Lighting
Accent lighting is the most widely used form when installing landscape lighting. It is used to showcase a particular part of landscape. Accent lights remain hidden from view behind bushes, plants and trees and provide a natural ambiance to the architecture of the landscape. Accent lighting shines on to your best landscape features in regard to curb appeal.
Outdoor Lighting – Walkway Lighting
Walkway lights or pathway lights are intended to illuminate sidewalks or walkways around your home so that they are easy to see. Walkway lighting can add to your curb appeal while being completely functional. You may even want to line your driveway as well. Walkway lighting is used to light up a specific area that is right around the light fixture. They look best if you keep them about 6-10 feet apart.
Landscape Lighting Materials
Plastic, brass, copper and stainless steel are just a few of the choices. Lights are available that look like rocks or logs so that some lights remain hidden from view for maximum curb appeal.
Outdoor Lighting Power Supplies
Curb appeal with landscape lighting need not be expensive. Your landscape lights can powered by 12 volts, 6 volts or solar. Various colored bulbs can be used for dramatic effect. LED lighting can provide an attractive alternative and help control energy costs. Lights can be on a convenient 24 hour, weekly timer.
RLM serves: Hebron IN, Crown Point IN, Merrillville IN, St John IN, Chesterton IN, Valparaiso IN, and surrounding Lake County and Porter County communities.