Properly illuminating a residential landscape can not only enhance your beauty of the property, but also the property’s value. With those goals in mind, the following are some landscape design tips that will guarantee your walkways, flower beds, and patio areas look their best throughout the evening hours:
- Layer your lighting. You should include a healthy mix of task and accent lighting. This helps highlight and enhance patios, walkways, and outdoor kitchens/swimming areas.
- Strategically place your lights. Simply put, your lights should blend into the landscape so that they are not obtrusive during the day. The exception is decorative lamps and fixtures which enhance the home’s aesthetic.
- Lower your wattage. Your light bulbs should illuminate your paths and entertaining areas, but not so brightly that they are uncomfortable. You can further control this by placing your task, accent, and decorative lighting on dimmers. Landscape lighting should accent and enhance your nighttime landscape.
- Aim and adjust carefully. Make sure lights are positioned to create the ambiance and appearance you desire. Landscape lighting should help expand the evening view of your home into your yard.
Searching for ways to spruce up the lighting within your landscape? We invite you to contact Hermes Landscaping with your questions. We’ll be happy to offer you the landscape design tips that will make your home stand out in the neighborhood.