With spring upon us and gardening season right around the corner, now is a great time to plan your landscape lighting. Whether you’re updating existing gardens or starting from scratch, don’t forget about your outdoor lighting so you can enjoy those gardens after the sun goes down too.
Gardens can be enhanced and add to the visual aesthetic of your home or business with a well-designed and properly implemented outdoor lighting plan. It is important to plan ahead and know what options are available to show off your hard work on that lovely garden in the evening. Here are our expert’s top five types of garden lighting.
Often used for narrow gardens along the perimeter of your property or in trees, these lights can create a warm and inviting ambiance as part of the outdoor lighting on your property. These lights can be hung along fences, in pergolas, or even directly on the branches of trees to complete the desired effect.
This landscape lighting technique can create depth and show of some of the varied textures of your garden features. To achieve this a light is placed in a lower position and directed up at the feature being accented. This effect works well with trees, foliage or other taller garden features.
As the name implies, this technique is the inverse of up lighting. A light is placed above the feature being accented, illuminating it from above. This type of landscape lighting is quite popular and especially effective at creating a natural effect, showing off the garden features in a way that mimics how it would be seen on a bright evening where the moon and stars are shining bright.
This technique can also be used in the branches of a large tree to light up the tree and the gardens below. This type of outdoor lighting not only illuminates gardens, but provides good general area lighting.
This is one of the most common and popular types of outdoor lighting. It is used for a variety of purposes and is an effective part of a landscape lighting system. Post lights evoke warm memories due to their nostalgic feel. Locations should be well planned to achieve the desired effect. Post lights can become a feature themselves and the design options for these types of lights are nearly unlimited.
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These are just four fairly simple types of outdoor lights that can be used in any variety of combinations for an effective landscape lighting plan. To achieve the best results, it’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each system, that’s why we recommend contacting our professional landscape lighting team at Nite Time Decor.
Our outdoor lighting experts can help you develop a design and select the appropriate lighting techniques from these and many other options to create the perfect plan for your property. Whether you’re just getting started or already have a system in place, let us help you. Contact our team at Nite Time Decor Oakville to get started today!