Landscape lighting amplifying the attractiveness of your yard landscaping. It transforms the ordinary landscaping to an extravaganza landscaping with the wow factors. This is curb appealing is all about.
With a strategic placement of landscape lighting, it will accentuate the trees, shrubs, bushes and all the artifact ornaments featuring in your landscaping. However, if you are not doing it right, it will derail the overall visual effect instead of enhancing it. Therefore, to maximize your investment of landscape lighting, it is wise to hire a professional landscaper to provide you some valuable suggestions and options.
The best time of installing the landscape lighting is while you are completing the landscaping project. This is more efficient in the sense that wiring plan, installation and electrical connection can be embedded for a seamless transition. However, if you already had an existing landscaping yard and intend to add on the landscape lighting, it has it advantages too. The completed visual appearance will give the expert additional creativity to bring it to live.
Sometimes you may need to add or extract or move around some pots and plants, but the result will be all phenomenal.
Businesses and residential home with landscape lighting are known to be more appealing especially at dark. Landscape with accent lighting attract more attention bringing the night time beauty to the next level with warmth welcoming look especially during the festive seasons.
Looking at the psychology element, people always associate businesses and homes with landscape lighting with professionalism, luxury, inviting, stability, ease and comfort. For this reason, business will gain trust from their client and encourage their return for more sales. Whereas, for homeowner, it will attract more potential buyers if you are considering of selling your home in the future. If not, you are simply making a joyful and tasteful experience having family and friends over to share your master creation.
Before hiring the professional or you rather doing it yourself, I have narrowed it down to top five landscape lighting variations for your case study and consideration.
1. Up light that shine up and the lighting is on the ground.
2. Down light that shine down and the fixture is staged above a wall or pillar.
3. Ground light that shine at the ground and the lighting is on the ground as well.
4. Spotlight that shine specifically on an object to highlight the feature.
5. Backlight that shine from back and the lighting is fixed behind of an item to make it obvious.
There are 2 types of landscape lighting you can consider during installation. The traditional electrical lighting or the solar-powered. Solar-powered as the name suggest uses sunlight for energy and usually comes with solar panels. Some has a backup battery power just in case there is no adequate sunlight during the cold days. However, they are very easy to set up with no digging. Just plug and play. Whereas, the more reliable option of conventional electric lights needs extra work of burying the wires.
My final thought is that landscape lighting definitely adds the touch of class to your landscaping project. My personal favorite is to install the solar-powered lights along my driveway, pathway and stairway to lite up the surrounding for security purposes and with the adequate landscape lighting, it feels like festive season whole year round.