Illuminate Your Yard With Landscape Lighting

Jan 25 2016

If you have a yard with plants, lawn and other outdoor elements, you can further enhance its look by illuminating it with landscape lighting. This will not only boost the curb appeal of your home but also increase its value. Here are some factors that you need to consider while installing landscaping lights in your yard.

  • Purpose of lighting: Before you install landscape lighting, it is crucial to determine the purpose of illuminating the yard. Whether you want to illuminate the garden to increase its aestheticism or security, choosing the right lights, you can add a character to your home’s exteriors. You can use path lights to define boundary. You can also install lights to highlight the striking features of your yard including pond, water fountain, deck or patio. The security lights are bright and used to ward off intruders as well as eliminate darkness.
  • Type of lighting: Depending on the usage, you can choose from LEDs, solar powered, standard electrical and live flame. Due to their lower level, the solar powered lighting is often used to light the patios, ponds, flowerbeds and edges of path. LED lighting, on the other hand, consumes less electricity and are available as spotlight, recessed lighting, pool lighting, etc. These enhance security by offering bright and focused light. The live flame lights are dim and they can be mounted on the wall, hung outdoors or fixed on the ground to make the yard look more attractive. 
  • Cost of lighting: It is important to note that the cost of lighting includes installation as well as the electricity costs. The LEDs may seem to be expensive but they are quite cost effective in the long run. The standard electric lighting is cheap but can increase your electricity bill. The solar powered lights are also a cost effective option. It may involve a little more upfront costs but the ongoing cost is less.

Invest in quality lighting and make sure you do not overdo it, as it may ruin the entire look. Get the lights from a reputed company and take the advice of a professional landscaper to help you enhance the appeal of your yard.

We, at DK Sprinklers, offer landscape lighting solutions to homeowners in Katy, TX. For more information, you can call at (281) 794 – 4891 or visit 7338 Windy Port Lane, Richmond, TX 77407.