|Lighting and Landscaping
When you landscape your
yard, you usually have a vision in your mind of
what you want it to look like when you're done.
When you include lighting in this vision, it
really can turn into art and be beautiful. It
also shows people how much thought and work
you've put into your outdoor living space.
Landscape lighting can
really create a beautiful picture in your yard,
something that you can be proud of and that
allows you to enjoy your yard at any time of day
or night. Using landscape lighting is a great way
to enhance an existing landscape or promote a new
You can use landscape
lighting in many ways and every homeowner will
choose something different to fit their style and
taste. It can be wired to your home so you can
turn it on and off at will or it can be
solar-powered and come on automatically in the
night. Spot lighting is the most common form of
landscape lighting and can highlight things like
waterfalls, flowering shrubs, walkways and more.
Rope lighting is another popular choice, as it
usually doesn't require any special wiring and
will just plug into an outlet and begin working.
It's also very versatile and allows you to put it
in, around, or over objects and plants.
Solar powered lights and
planters are both inexpensive to operate and
maintenance free, and allow walkways, borders,
and more to be lit inexpensively. They are
usually automatic, turning on when the sun goes
down and turning off to recharge when the sun
comes up. These relatively smaller lanterns can
ad romanticism and beauty to most landscapes.
Highlighting your favorite
part of your garden's landscape (which may, in
itself, be hard to choose) can greatly increase
your enjoyment of your garden. It can also add a
whole new dimension to your landscape's form,
allowing another, new enjoyment as the night life
in your garden is opened up to you.
With the right landscape
lighting, you can enjoy your garden at any time
of the day or night!