How to Prep Your Landscape Lighting System for Fall

Just like that, August has practically come and gone. It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. As the days start to get shorter, and the temperatures begin to cool off, it’s important to prepare your home and property for fall. While it may not be the first thing you think about as a homeowner, prepping your landscape lighting system for fall is an important step to ensuring the longevity of your system. To help you check this task off of your to-do list, our lighting experts have compiled a helpful list of tips for preparing your landscape lighting system for fall.

Do a ‘Walk About’

The best way to start prepping your lawn for fall is to go outside in the daytime and do a complete ‘walk about’ of your property. Inspect your light fixtures and assess the condition of all wires.

If you notice any scratches on the lenses of your lights, take the time to buff them out or replace the lenses altogether. If your landscape lighting design operates all year long, scratches can take away the effectiveness of your system.

If you happen to notice exposed wires, or wires that are torn or damaged, you’ll need to resolve this issue right away. Exposed and damaged wires present a safety risk on your property, especially if you have children or pets in your household. If you have exposed or damaged wires, contact Nite Time Décor and have one of our experienced technicians cover, repair or replace the problem wires.

Straighten Fixtures

During your ‘walk about’ you may notice that your fixtures have shifted since their original installation. This is typical as fixtures may fall victim to foot traffic and lawn maintenance activities over the summer months. If you have any leaning light fixtures on your property, simply restore them to their correct position by straightening them out and tighten the mount if applicable.

Clear Leaves

The leaves may not be falling from the trees just yet, but before you know it, fall will be in full force and the branches will quickly become barren. When this happens, it is important to clear the leaves from your landscape lighting system. Not only do leaves cover your fixtures and impact the effectiveness of your system, they can also allow dampness to accumulate and cause damage to the fixture, bulb and wires.

Consider Changing Your Design

If you’ve had the same landscape lighting setup for quite some time and you’re looking for a change, now is a good time to change up your design. You can take this opportunity to illuminate a new area or feature of your home, or you can start thinking about installing new festive lighting for the upcoming holidays.

Contact Nite Time Décor Oakville

Whether you’re looking to repair the fixtures in your current landscape lighting system, or you’re considering changing up your design altogether, our experienced team at Nite Time Décor can help. Contact us today to start creating the design of your dreams, or find your inspiration by browsing through our gallery!

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