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5 Easy Tips For Landscape Lighting

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 26 October , 2016

It’s easy for us homeowners to get caught up in selecting the right trees, shrubs, plants and flowers to make our yards really pop. But when day turns to night, much of our hard work disappears without the right landscape lighting.

In this issue, we’ll share landscape lighting tips so that all your work and good tastes can be enjoyed after hours.

Put a plan in place.

Before you install that first light, make sure you’ve got at least a general idea of the outcome you’re looking for. Be clear if your goal is merely to light up pathways for guests, bathe your yard in light to show it off, showcase a specific architectural component or to increase the level of security for your home.

Having a general idea of what you want makes it more likely that you’ll have all the basics covered.

Determining the right lights for your home.

Lower intensity bulbs are great for showing off a single item in your garden.

As for garden paths, lights that make soft spots of light are ideal.

To get a moonlit mood, consider installing lights with a blue tint.

Be wary of outdoor light pollution.

All of your hard work can be ruined by light pollution, which can happen in a number of ways, including:

  • Positioning devices so that light shines directly into someone’s eyes or into a neighbor’s home
  • Going overboard with too much lighting that causes a glare or washes out the starry evening sky

Add timers.

Relying upon memory to turn your landscape lighting on and off can get really old really quickly. By installing timers, you save on energy and ensure that your yard and home look their best around the clock.

Be careful while mounting the lights.

Attaching lights to plants or trees is risky business. Nails or screws driven into growing plants and trees will often trigger a response and can affect its overall health and lifespan. You can use strap devices to secure the fixture to the plant or opt for on-ground lights.

Get Expert Outdoor Lighting Help With Juniper Landscape

We’d love to talk with you about outdoor lighting for your home. Here at Juniper, we specialize in professional low-voltage lighting solutions for just about every type of garden.

Give us a call; our number is (619) 334-9464.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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