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What is Bistro Lighting?

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 14 March , 2018

Our backyards and patios should be much more than just areas of our property. They should be outside rooms built around enjoyment. One of the easiest ways you can almost instantly transform the vibe of your backyard or patio is to install bistro lighting.

In this issue, we’ll talk about it.

What is bistro lighting?

Simply put, bistro lighting is the hanging of decorative string lights across a fence, from the roof of a structure or from practically anything that will support them. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy bistro lighting; rather it can simply be an every night thing.

In fact, the flexibility of bistro lighting is among its top appeals. While bistro lighting can quickly convert the mood of the environment to one of pure jubilation, it can also toned down a bit to create a more intimate setting.

How should I hang bistro lighting?

The most popular way is to run strings of lights in a zigzag pattern across your space.

Other clever ways include wrapping the lights:

  • around the rafters;
  • in the form of an artificial tree or another shape; and
  • around focal points that will make certain aspects of your yard really pop.

What type of bistro lighting should I buy?

First off, if you’re trying to create an atmosphere, avoid floodlights, which tend to overpower their surroundings. Also, avoid going to the local store and buying strings of holiday lights.

What’s needed for the full effect is lighting specifically intended for bistro lighting. These lights have a specific coating that will protect them from the elements and are designed and built to last for years.

For bistro lighting in San Diego, call Juniper Landscape Company.

We’d love to talk more with you about bistro lighting for your backyard fun, so give us a call here at Juniper Landscape Company. Our number is 619-334-9464 or you can reach us via email.


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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