TIPS FOR LIGHTING UP YOUR GARDEN

Your garden, being the most visible aspect of your home, needs to have that refined appeal that will impress your neighbors and guests. Most people focus so much on interior decor that they completely neglect the outdoors.

The first thing to consider is the decor. Potted plants, Tall trees, trimmed hedges and an elegant fountain are pretty awesome ideas. However, it is necessary to accentuate them with the proper kind of lighting.

Here are a few tips for the garden lighting that you should bear in mind when embarking upon this endeavor:

WHAT PURPOSE DO YOUR OUTDOORS SERVE?

The type of lighting you use will depend heavily on what purpose you’re employing your garden for. Is it a place where you frequently arrange nighttime parties or plan barbecues? In that case, you might need anambient light that illuminates the whole area in a soft glow.

If instead, you use the area for reading or recreational activates, you may need somewhat brighter lights located at higher points for better sight.

LAYOUT

The formation in which you place the lights around your garden will add greatly to the aesthetic appeal of the area. You need to focus on lacing them around architectural structures such as water fountains and ponds; this will create a pleasing effect as the light passes through the water and encapsulates the region in a glittering radiance.

Not every region needs to be lighted equally. The visual appeal is greatly enhanced when the light is utilized sparingly in specific focal points such as near the bottom of trees and wound around shrubbery.

MAIN ELEMENTS

Don’t neglect the driveway or any paths that cut through your yard. Line these with smaller lights that illuminate the path from one end to the other.

The same applies to the patio, the veranda,and possible stairs. If you’re intending to use your decorative lights sparingly then these are the best places to use them.

USE VARIETY

To make it more exciting, try to incorporate different colors at different parts of the yard. A multihued, contrasting landscape will look infinitely more attractive than one which has no variety.

LED LIGHTS

While previously, Halogens were exclusively used by the majority of people, LED lights are now the best alternative for Houston outdoor landscape lighting.  They are durable, long-lasting and very efficient. They are available in a range of colors and their brightness/intensity can be adjusted according to your needs.

LED lights are also very defiant against natural elements such as rain and storm; less susceptible to damage.

However, visual appeal is not the only reason why you need outdoor lighting.  A house that is well lit is generally given a wide berth by burglars and thieves. Intruders will be wary of approaching a house where they could be spotted with such ease.

It is also very safe for family members and guests. Since dark areas are clearly lit up, people can avoid accidents near crevices and avoid stumbling on uneven parts.