There’s something special about spending time outside on a warm, summer night. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures, and you want your landscape design to allow for nights like that. Instead of relying solely on the moon, you have many options to light up the night. As landscape designers in San Diego, we’ve done a lot of these projects. Here are some of our top recommendations!
Small, solar-powered lamps that stick into the ground look good with any landscape design. These simple, classic lanterns add the perfect amount of light to safely stroll after dark. These solar lights come in all shapes and sizes to fit your taste. There are standard lanterns, color-changing LED lights, rainbow mosaic orbs, and even walkway lights that look like flowers in the day time.
Waterproof light ropes can be wrapped around deck railings or even tree trunks to provide a beautiful glow when the sun goes down. They’re low-key looking during the day and easily blend in with the rest of your landscape design. You can get either solar or plug-in light ropes, and they come in a variety of colors. You may even want to splurge on the color-changing LED light ropes to coordinate with special occasions.
String lights are popular for countless outdoor venues, like restaurants and breweries. They’re a charming light feature that adds warmth to any area. You can purchase string lights of all different shapes, sizes, and materials. String lights can also add dimension to your garden design since they’re hung high up above the flowers.
These permanent lights affix right onto your deck steps and blend in with the color of the wood. These come in handy when trying to navigate the steps on a dark night. Some mounted deck lights can be easily fastened to the steps, while others require professional installation. Reach out to us if you want expertly installed lights incorporated into your landscape design.
An umbrella can be a provider of shade during the day and a great source of light at night! With a lighted umbrella, you can hang out around your outdoor table all night. They come in plenty of shapes, colors, and sizes. Some of these light-up umbrellas have solar panels on top to soak up the sun all day before bringing light to your backyard.
While you may consider a fire pit just a place to stay warm and roast some marshmallows, it’s also the perfect source of light for a backyard. The mellow, orange glow creates a welcoming area where you can make some summer memories.
Tiki Torches are a classic, fun addition to light up your landscape design. They look great during the day, especially if you’re hosting a lively summer party! Then they brighten up the night with small tufts of fire. You can install them throughout your backyard to shed light in any dark corner.
Spotlights are a unique option to add to your garden design. We at Juniper can embed them in your garden bed in order to illuminate the plants from below. This adds not only light for your backyard, but an interesting dimension to your garden design. If you’re a San Diego resident interested in adding light features directly into your garden, reach out! We can make it happen.
As professional landscape designers, we’re well-equipped to make your backyard an outdoor oasis. You deserve to have the yard of your dreams, and we can work together to make it happen! No matter the size of your yard or budget, we have creative solutions. If you live in the San Diego area, reach out today!