Light up your landscape!

Posted on April 7th, 2017 | Posted in: Landscaping

Our Guide to Outdoor Landscape Lighting

As spring fever has sprung – all of us are looking forward to spending more time outdoors . . . on the porch, patio, in the garden, by the pool, etc.  While the sun is the perfect way to light up our days – what can we do to illuminate our good times into the evening?  We recommend outdoor lighting for three reasons:

  • Function = practical. Take a flashlight and walk your property at night.  What areas need to be lit?
  • Safety = peace of mind. Poorly lit patios and gardens are a burglar’s dream!  Research has proven that having outdoor lighting can reduce the risk of burglary.
  • Ambiance = setting the mood. Whether it’s dinner and drinks with friends, a romantic evening, or relaxing on the deck, outdoor lighting is the key to enjoying it all.

Fireplace patio with lighting

Below are a few ways to welcome the night into your outdoor entertainment, while keeping the outdoors safe and beautiful.

  1. Pathway/stairway lights – a perfect strategy for showing off your beautiful gardens while staying safe.
  • Build lights into the risers, underneath railings and on posts to ensure safe stepping.
  • Path lights are small fixtures, come in a variety of styles, and are installed along the walkway or driveway.
  1. Patio, deck and/or hardscape lights – are essential for any outdoor transformation and you are only limited by your own creativity for outfitting your patio with lights!
  • String lights
  • Globe
  • Wall lighting
  • Torches
  1. Garden lights – should be there to complement by enhancing the cool shadows and characteristics of your garden.
  • Spotlights
  • Lanterns on posts
  • Rope lighting hidden in the landscape
  1. Water lights – adding lighting in and around pools, ponds and other water features is a beautiful and important safety measure.
  • LED’s
  • Floating lights
  • Submerged lighting

Outdoor lighting is a very important element to any landscape project; it adds an extra layer of personality to your home or business.  Invite the light and warmth of spring by giving us a call today, or filling out our online contact form. We will not only provide efficient outdoor lighting, custom-designed to meet your safety needs, but we will also tailor the design to your individual style and vision.

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