If you’ve ever seen a poorly lit landscape when driving down the street or in a neighbor’s backyard, you know that it is not inviting. Our goal at Four Seasons Landscape Management is to turn each one of our customer’s outdoor landscape into the perfectly lit space of their dreams. Outdoor lighting is not always at the forefront of every homeowner’s mind, and today we want to share our insights on why outdoor lighting makes all the difference in your home’s value, appearance, and functionality.
Landscape Lighting Leads the Way
Pathway lighting is a prime example of how outdoor landscape lighting is a strategic design choice. This type of lighting provides both safety and visibility in your landscape. Pathway lighting is a staple in your outdoor landscape to help get all guests from point A to point B in your yard, especially kids and elders who have a harder time seeing at night or are not paying close attention to where they step. You can read more on lighting and hardscaping trends in this blog.
Another thing to remember when using lighting to lead the way throughout your home’s landscape is to strategically place your lighting fixtures to not be easily stepped on or become a hazard when people are walking. This will cost you time and money if they were to break and need replacing. Also, it is your responsibility as the homeowner to ensure that nobody gets hurt at your home. Keep your family and visitors safe by keeping your landscape lit after dark!
Utilize Lighting to Create an Outdoor Mood
Patio lighting plays a key role in creating the perfect ambiance or mood for your outdoor gatherings when the weather warms up this spring. As the temperatures rise over the next few months, there will be more and more opportunities for you and your family and friends to enjoy your patio and backyard. From the kids doing homework on the deck to a neighborhood backyard barbeque, the possibilities are endless. One of the most important aspects to consider about your home’s landscape lighting is whether or not it creates an enjoyable mood for your visitors.
One thing we love about outdoor lighting is its versatility. Something we often recommend to our customers is using lighting in their yard’s trees to mimic moonlight. This creates a soft cast of lighting perfect for every outdoor occasion. Another idea is to create lighting zones around your landscape that can be altered with dimmers. This will make it easy to control the amount of lighting and vibrancy in each zone depending on the activity, weather, or mood you are in. This is a great way to customize your outdoor space and design it to fit your unique family’s wants and needs!
Protect Your Porch with Outdoor Lighting
Another efficient use of landscape lighting that many homeowners neglect is its use for security purposes. Outdoor lighting will add a sense of safety to your home’s landscape because more lighting equals less trespassing from burglars. Whenever a burglar is scoping out a house to break into, they will generally avoid any well-lit homes to avoid being seen. They are far more likely to target the dark, unlit home than the one that has outdoor lighting to expose them in the act.
Nobody wants their home to be broken into, which is why we recommend adding security lighting to your landscape for three reasons. Effective residential security lighting will illuminate your property to protect it from trespassers, create an appealing street view of your landscape, and accent the beautiful features of the property for everyone to see.
Four Seasons Has the Landscape Lighting For You
If you are looking to completely redo your current landscape lighting, or simply need to enhance your home’s outdoor lighting – Four Seasons has the outdoor landscape lighting solution for you. We have the knowledge and expertise to create the best outdoor landscape solution for your needs. Schedule a free landscape consultation today to see how we can transform your yard!