The Indispensable Landscape Lighting Guide: 6 Must-Read Resources

By October 28, 2019 Collections
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Few things will make you love your landscape like outdoor lighting. It extends the usefulness of your space long after daylight has gone, and creates its own unique magic that can only be achieved at night.

But lighting is quite a lot more than dropping a couple of bulbs into a garden or along a walkway. If you really want to create some nighttime magic, we’ve got the inspiration to get you started. See if any of these resources speak to you, and if you have questions or want to talk more about your outdoor lighting, just get in touch and let us know.

Landscape Lighting Tips And Ideas For Fall

1. Landscape Lighting Tips And Ideas For Fall

Landscape lighting adds 4-season beauty to your space, but you can certainly appreciate it even more during those long fall and winter evenings. Lighting is a must if you want to spend more time outdoors than daylight allows, and it will add a welcoming curb appeal for guests and family members arriving home.

Here are some tips for autumn lighting, from where to place bulbs to how to make the most of them.

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gazebo at night2. Outdoor Lighting Ideas To Create Your Own Personal Outdoor Paradise

Lighting can set the mood, create ambiance, highlight focal pieces, enhance curb appeal, make walking safer, and simply add a unique nocturnal beauty to your landscape.

There are so many places that you can tuck lighting depending on the effect you want to achieve. From up in trees to underwater in ponds and anywhere in between, lighting adds a finishing touch like no other landscape feature. Get ideas for using lighting in a multitude of ways!

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Create Dazzling Visual Effects With Pond Lighting3. Create Dazzling Visual Effects With LED Pond Lighting

If you have a pond then lighting can magnify your enjoyment exponentially, even if you’re simply gazing at it from a living room window. Light, shadow and water are perfect playmates, creating an outdoor experience that’s sure to delight you. Even if you don’t have a pond, you can still use lighting in bubbling water features, container gardens and fountains to create charming effects.

Here are some ways to incorporate lighting into water and add a whole new dimension to your space.

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4. Landscape Lighting Tips To Add Interest, Drama And Beauty

Did you know that landscape lighting is one of the top features new homeowners look for when they’re shopping for a house? It’s no surprise, given how much beauty and appeal lighting can add.

Effective lighting, however, takes time, thought and technique. A gorgeous nighttime landscape isn’t something you can achieve by placing a few bulbs along a pathway or stringing some lights above your patio. These are some of the techniques used by the pros to create beautiful and dramatic lighting effects.

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led landscape lighting uplighting5. Landscape Lighting: DIY Or Go Pro? 5 Things To Know

You may be convinced by now that you want to install (or upgrade) your outdoor lighting. The next question may be: should you run to a local home improvement store and get started, or should you call a landscape pro?

Here are some key factors that you need to consider before you make a decision.

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led landscape lighting ponds6. Why Switch To LED Landscape Lighting?

If you already have landscape lighting but you’re still relying on Halogen bulbs, you might want to consider switching to LEDs. Not only are they an environmentally thoughtful choice, but they cost less to run, are easier to maintain and provide other benefits that might just inspire you to upgrade.

Here are some advantages that LEDs have over Halogens and why an upgrade is a good idea.

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We hope we’ve inspired you to think about how your outdoor space can become more functional and more beautiful with lighting. If you have questions or want to learn more about how lighting can be used to enhance your space, get in touch and let us know. We can design and install new lighting, or upgrade yours to something new and shiny!