Home landscaping isn’t just about beautiful flowers, shrubs, and lawns for as far as the eye can see. It can also be about making sure these things shine – even when there’s no natural light to help with the process. Read on to learn how you can brighten up your outdoor living space with various lighting options.
Path lighting can be as much about function as it is about aesthetics. Sure, path lighting can help you get from your house to the tool shed, but it can also look beautiful once the sun sets at night. Imagine looking out over your yard at night and seeing lovely lights shining across your property?
The beauty of path lighting, too, is that it’s easy to install and inexpensive. You can opt for stab-in-the ground solar lighting, or you can talk to your local landscaper about in-built lighting while creating a new path at the same time.
Have you got particular plants that you want to admire during the day and at night? Then consider plant lighting. There are specific lights you can buy to sit in front (or behind) your favourite plants. Once again, these can be built into particular foundations, or they can be stake solar lights.
Fancy a bit of fun lighting in your outdoor entertainment area? That’s where fairy lights come in. You can purchase these as solar lights or as plug-in ones. Make sure you’re aware of their waterproof rating before you buy them. Some fairy lights for sale are only suitable for use under shelter.
Having lighting for aesthetics in your landscaping plan is a good idea, but so too is having lighting for security purposes. Having sensor lightings, or well-placed lighting in dark corners can offer much-needed peace of mind to the security-conscious homeowner. If you’re not sure where to install them, talk to either a landscaping team or someone in the security industry.
If you’re looking for ways to brighten up your outdoor space, then you don’t necessarily have to rely on lighting alone. Invest in an outdoor fire pit or fireplace and invite your friends and family over. Even though you’ll have to keep the fire stoked up to provide light, it has the added bonus of being able to provide heat as well.
If you have a lot of stairs that lead up to your home, then consider the value of stair lighting. Not only does it look striking at night, but it can improve the safety aspect of your property, too. Once installed, you can have full confidence in walking up your steps in the dark. There are plenty of stair options out there, so ask for a few examples from a landscaping team to find out what you prefer.
Lighting can be a way to ensure your landscaped yard is beautiful during the day and at night. While you might not be able to enjoy the glorious sunshine once night falls, you can at least have some form of lighting to be able to remain outside. Could any of these options above be suitable?