Now that day light savings is in effect you may notice how quickly it gets dark outside. You can lighten up your landscape by installing a lighting system throughout your yard. Lighting can be perfect for highlighting aspects of your landscape. Depending on where you place them, they can have many affects on your yard.
Statues and Fountains:
If you’re looking to draw attention to a statue or fountain in your yard simple lighting techniques could do just that. When it comes to highlighting these features it is best to use low intensity bulbs. You should then place these around the statue at different angles pointing upwards. If you put one directly shinning on the object it will result in shadows. As well, colored lights can create a unique look on water fountains giving the water a colorful tint.
When it comes to illuminating your pathways, there are a few simple steps to take. Soft spot lights are suggested so that the lighting isn’t too strong and is rather a dull glow that still provides light but doesn’t look tacky. In addition, when placing lights along a pathway, make sure to distance them equally.
Colors and Shadows:
Lastly, not only can lighting illuminate your yard and provide light so you can navigate, but it also can have a unique play on the design of your landscape. When using colors a soft blue can create a moon-light type mood on your yard. Purples or soft pinks can also be used to create a romantic mood. Soft orange lighting would make a harvest affect on your yard and would be perfect for autumn. These different colors could have different affects on your landscape.
Shadows can be created in your landscape also. Lighting can be placed accordingly to cast shadows of perhaps a large tree or shrub against a building. This will create an extortionate look that is not commonly seen.
As you can tell lighting can have many great affects on your landscape. It is a simple and affordable way to make sure your yard looks superb even when it is dark outside. If you are interested in exploring a low voltage lighting system for your home, please feel free to give us a call. We can design a system to fit your into your landscaping budget.