Illuminate your Garden with Landscape Lighting

Growing the perfect garden is not an easy task. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to create a garden that you’re proud to show off to friends, family members, neighbours and those just strolling by. With a garden that you put so much energy into, why let it go unnoticed after the sun has gone down?

With a landscape lighting design, your beautiful garden won’t fade into the darkness of the night. Instead, it will be on display for all to see at any hour of the day or night. If your garden deserves to be seen after the daylight’s started to dim, consider installing a landscape lighting design using at least one or more of these lighting features or techniques.

String Lights

If your garden is located along the perimeter of your property, string lights can create a warm and romantic ambiance that can work to highlight the foliage of your outdoor space. Try hanging the string lights on the fence that surrounds your garden, or hang them in the branches of your favourite tree to capture this effect.

Up Lighting

Up lighting is a lighting technique that places a bulb at a low point and directs the light upward. Many homeowners looking to illuminate the unique features of their landscape, such as trees and foliage, will use this up lighting technique to achieve a sense of depth and a texturized effect.

Down Lighting

Down lighting is the opposite of up lighting. With this technique, the bulb is placed at a highpoint and the light it directed downward. This technique is very popular in landscape lighting as it creates a very natural lighting effect – as if the moon or the stars are shining down on your landscape to create the effect.

Oftentimes, homeowners use this down lighting technique with large trees. Simply place the light up in the branches of the tree and direct the light downward to achieve your desired down-lit effect.


Placing post lights along the edge of your garden has been a popular garden lighting choice for some time now, but it certainly hasn’t gone out of style. Post lighting is both an effective and reliable way to illuminate your garden and highlight all of its unique features. Post lights may seem like a standard garden lighting option, but the effects you can create with this element are seemingly endless. Make sure you pick the appropriate placement for your post lights ahead of time to create the perfect lighting effects for your garden.

Contact Nite Time Décor

These are just four options you can try if you’re looking to illuminate the unique features of your garden and landscape this summer. To get the best results, we recommend contacting a professional landscape lighting company like Nite Time Décor Oakville. Our lighting design experts will listen to your needs and help you create the perfect outdoor lighting design for your property. Whether you’re looking to install your very first landscape lighting system, or you just want to change up your existing layout, contact our team at Nite Time Décor to get started today!