With summer right around the corner, it's time to get outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures. In addition to planting new perennials, landscape lighting enhances your home by drawing attention to flowers, well-maintained lawns and also makes your home more welcoming, especially for homeowners who like to spend time outside after dark. Here are a few tips to make your landscape to stand out above the rest.
Many homeowners tend to spend a bit of time in their backyard by sitting on their porch or deck, especially during nighttime hours. It’s important to have backyard lighting because it helps ward off any potential intruders and ensures your safety. The backyard is a thief’s main entry point, so cutting it off from them by adding lighting to your backyard is going to help in the long run. Burglary aside, having the proper lighting will add a certain aesthetic to your garden during the nighttime.
Frontyard lighting is what’s ultimately going to make your home more welcoming. Adding lighting along the walkways can add elegance to your home. Try using light fixtures that cast the light downwards. It creates ambiance and helps both and guests see where they’re going. If you want to save on bills, you can always try out low voltage lights or solar panels. With solar panels, you won’t have to worry about using any electricity at all. Powered by the sun, solar panel lights stay lit even after the sun goes down.
How Adding Lighting Keeps You Safe
Adding light to your landscape does more than simply keeping intruders at bay. It illuminates your path so you don't have to worry about falling into your pool or accidentally tripping over a rock. Burglars aren't the only intruders you should be looking out for. Having proper lighting also ensures your pet's safety.
Predators such as coyotes, raccoon, and other creatures of the night are a threat to your small pets. The motion sensor will make sure your small dogs and cats won't fall victim to a predator.
Landscape lighting makes a home warm and welcoming. It's also the perfect way to enhance your landscaping effort for summertime entertaining. There is a wide variety of lights to choose from. You can go with the traditional lights on the side of your door or you can install a post or two on your lawn.
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