By utilizing landscape lighting in your yard, you will be able to create a stunning landscape that can be enjoyed during both the day and night, and it will all be thanks to outdoor lighting solutions that are nothing short of extremely inventive!
Below we’ll go over three different ways in which you can use landscape lighting to illuminate your yard.
Location, Location, Location
Firstly, you’ll want to make a plan and decide exactly where you want lighting to go. Do you want to light up the pathway to your front door? Do you want to shine light on your immaculate shrubbery and flower garden? Or maybe you want to incorporate a lighted mailbox, illuminate under a bench, or line stairs on your deck? You should always try to match the lighting with a specific location in your yard that will not only be aesthetically pleasing, but also have a function! Placing the landscape lighting in just the right location will help make your yard look more cohesive and have an actual function in the evening hours.
What’s Your Budget?
Another important thing to consider is your budget. You will want to set a budget for your landscaping lighting and stick to it! Consult a lighting expert and installation professional to see how much it would cost for both the components and the installation. Unless you have a lot of experience with electrical installation, it may be best to have a licensed professional assist you with the job or take care of it for you altogether. They will also have a knowledge of different types of landscape lighting, and will be able to point you in a direction that will fit the aesthetic of your home, landscaping, and budget!
What Kind of Lighting?
You will also want to determine exactly how much effort you want to put into the landscape lighting itself. Generally, this will depend on the overall size of your yard; however, the easiest type of landscape lighting to install and utilize is solar lighting. This is because this type of landscape lighting has absolutely no cords that will need to be hidden. Always make sure that you position it in such a manner that it will receive enough light to be able to shine at night.
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