Landscaping Lights for Your Garden

by Thomas Fryd

When you landscape your yard, you usually have a vision in your mind of what you want it to look like when you’re done. When you include lighting in this vision, it really can turn into art and be beautiful. It also shows people how much thought and work you’ve put into your outdoor living space.

Landscape lighting can really create a beautiful picture in your yard, something that you can be proud of and that allows you to enjoy your yard at any time of day or night. Using landscape lighting is a great way to enhance an existing landscape or promote a new one.

You can use landscape lighting in many ways and every homeowner will choose something different to fit their style and taste. It can be wired to your home so you can turn it on and off at will or it can be solar-powered and come on automatically in the night. Spot lighting is the most common form of landscape lighting and can highlight things like waterfalls, flowering shrubs, walkways and more. Rope lighting is another choice, as it usually doesn’t require any special wiring and will just plug into an outlet and begin working. It’s also very versatile and allows you to put it in, around, or over objects and plants.

Solar powered lights and planters are both inexpensive to operate and maintenance free, and allow walkways, borders, and more to be lit inexpensively. They are usually automatic, turning on when the sun goes down and turning off to recharge when the sun comes up. Just like the popular malibu lights, these relatively smaller lanterns can ad romanticism and to most landscapes.

Highlighting your favorite part of your yard’s landscape (which may, in itself, be hard to choose) can greatly increase your enjoyment of your yard. It can also ad a whole new dimension to your landscape’s form, allowing another, new enjoyment as the night life in your yard is opened up to you.

With the right landscape lighting, you can enjoy your yard at any time of the day or night!

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