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