It may be time to invest in outdoor lights with your landscape this year.
Do you know all of the elements in your backyard? How about the front yard? Are there toys laying around from the kids playing earlier in the day? Did someone pass through your yard and leave something behind? If you do not have any outdoor lighting (or only a light or two in the front and back), you won’t be able to properly or safely see any of these items in your yard at night. This can become a bigger problem than you think without proper outdoor lights with your landscape.
Investing in lighting may not seem to be a priority at first; however, it allows you and your family to be safer in the evening hour, entertain outdoors longer than before, and provide beauty to your home during the midnight hours. Who wouldn’t want that?
Aesthetics & Functionality For Outdoor Lights With Your Landscape
Outdoor lights with your landscape can highlight the beautiful elements in your yard. Before you purchase or even look at different light source options, you’ll want to identify the features on your property that you enjoy the most. You can even add drama to areas that may not receive as much attention during the day (i.e. a simple stone wall).
Not only will you want to think about aesthetics, but you’ll need to consider functionality. The lights should complement and bring more functionality to your property. When you have lighting on your deck, outdoor kitchen, around the swimming pool, above your outdoor dining area, etc.; all of these spots in your yard can extend the hours that you entertain family and friends.
Safety First & Foremost
If you have outdoor lights with your landscape, you can not only elevate your home’s aesthetics, extend the hours you entertain; but you can also increase the safety of you and any guests in your yard. If you have a pathway, stairs or long driveway, you’ll want to ensure that those areas will be lit to avoid any potential injuries due to darkness. You’ll want to prioritize safety in more ways than one (i.e. guests).
One of the first aspects that deter break-ins or burglaries is outdoor lighting. The more landscape lighting that you have, the less likely someone is to break in or trespass. Depending on the size of your outdoor living space, it may be wise to invest in more outdoor lighting. No matter the size of your home or property, you’ll want to have more than just one porch light. Your safety and security are always worth it.
Creative Design With Unique Light Fixtures
A great tip that we often tell our clients is that the objective of outdoor lights with your landscape is to focus on the effect of the light, not necessarily the light source itself. There are certain exceptions to this tip (i.e. lighting a path), but it’s a great rule of thumb when creating your landscape lighting design. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t choose gorgeous and unique lighting fixtures for the outside of your home or throughout your yard.
With a Unilock contractor, you can give input on your ideas on lighting and they can give you suggestions that fit you. They will be able to present you with fixtures that represent you, fit your budget, and bring the best to your outdoor living space at night. Another tip that we suggest our clients to consider is using lights that are more technologically advanced. We use state of the art LED color changing outdoor lights with your landscape that connect to Bluetooth and WIFI capabilities. This creates low maintenance for you all year round, especially for those holiday decor days.
Even though outdoor lights with your landscape seem like a DIY project, it can become quite complicated and overwhelming quickly. Consult with a Unilock professional to have all of your needs and desires met with your lighting choices. You won’t have to sacrifice on style, design, necessity, or anything else when you have an Unilock contractor on your side. As we are Unilock certified contractors, Seasonal Landscape is able to provide you with the latest technology and features out there. Call us today to find out more about what we offer and how we can help you with your next project!