The Secret Benefits of Adding Landscape Lighting to Your Yard
Outdoor lighting is something a lot of homeowners don’t think about when they’re planning their landscape design. Did you know that the right landscape lighting can accentuate the beauty of your plants? Or add extra security to your home?
There are dozens of places you probably didn’t realize could benefit from landscape lighting. Trees, shrubs, and even retaining walls are all great places to strategically place lights to illuminate paths, provide ambiance, or add extra security.
Read on to find out more uses for landscape lighting, and contact us to get yours installed before your summer festivities!
Benefits of Landscape Lighting in Your Yard
Your yard is where you host parties, relax after a long day at work, and spend time with your family. It’s also a great place to add landscape lighting. A few places that benefit from landscape lighting include:
Retaining walls: One of the benefits to living in Kansas is that at night the sky becomes a canvas of stars. Adding landscape lighting in your retaining walls keeps the light low enough that it doesn’t impact the stunning views, but it does add increased safety by illuminating paths.
Trees: Adding landscape lighting to your trees not only adds security—trees are great at hiding coyotes, intruders, and other unwanted attention—but also adds a beautiful ambiance to your front yard or back yard. If installed correctly landscape lighting in trees is hidden well, so it looks like the tree itself is glowing. This can add a dreamy, relaxing ambiance to your yard, and is a great way to increase visibility without harsh direct lights.
Water features: Why invest in a gorgeous stream or waterfall if you can only see it during the day? Adding landscape lighting to your water feature creates a different kind of lighting that reflects off the water. It’s perfect for accentuating the beauty of your water features, but also adds a distinct ambience you can’t get with any other lighting.
Outdoor Kitchens: There’s no point of installing an outdoor kitchen if you can’t throw a rack of ribs on after sundown. The typical harsh outdoor floodlights that come standard on most homes can ruin the atmosphere, so installing lanterns or task lighting on your outdoor kitchen can keep your back yard looking well-designed.
Fences: Add safety and security to your landscape by adding lighting to your fences. This can come in the form of lanterns on posts or downlighting in trees. Adding lighting around your perimeter will make it easier to spot unwelcome visitors—human and animal—before they enter your yard.
Uplighting and Downlighting for Your Landscape
Uplighting refers to lights on the ground that face upwards in order to highlight certain landscape features. This can highlight a focal point or just add some extra light to paths and pool areas.
Downlighting refers to the use of lights that point downward. These are perfect for security reasons, as well as highlighting paths and features. Lawrence Landscape installs both, and our professional landscape designers will help come up with a comprehensive landscape lighting plan that will combine different lights to create the yard you want.
Light Up Your Landscape
When you want to take your landscape to the next level, call us about installing landscape lighting around your home. We offer landscape lighting in Lawrence and the surrounding areas, so don’t hesitate to drop us a note or call us today to schedule your outdoor lighting consultation.