Illuminating your landscape may seem like a simple task, but it’s a process that involves planning and precision. Adding outdoor lighting to your home will add to its curb appeal and make spending time outdoors in the evenings much more enjoyable. Before starting your outdoor lighting project, consider these light design aspects first.
The first thing you need to consider is the purpose outdoor lighting will serve. Are you looking to enhance your curb appeal for potential homebuyers? Are you looking to add to the elegance of your outdoor space? Are you hoping that illuminating the outside of your home will maximize your home security? All of these are questions you need to ask yourself, and you may very well say yes to all of them. Either way, figuring out the purpose of your outdoor lighting is what will lead you toward choosing the best locations and fixtures.
It’s important to create a sketch of your landscape first, and draw in where you’d like each light fixture to be. Seeing it on paper allows you to play around with the space before making any hard-to-fix decisions. If you feel unsure about your sketch, bring your ideas to a local landscaping expert who can help put you in the right direction.
The reason for lighting should coincide with where each light goes. If you want to illuminate the space where you and your family eat on your patio, then place a light near that area. If you want to make walking from your patio to the pool a safer journey, line the pathway with lights. Maybe your children have a basketball court or playground they like to play on, but it’s too dark at night. Lights near these areas would allow for them to play safely even after the sun sets.
Planning for and executing an outdoor lighting project can be much more work than you initially anticipated. Even if you think you’ve found the proper fixtures and have chosen the best locations in your yard, you still have to follow through with installing the lights. If you’re at all unsure as to how this process works, a local landscaping company can install the lights for you. That way, you will know that each light is put in the ground with expert knowledge and precision.
Let There Be Light with Lehnhoff’s Landscaping
Thinking about your next landscaping lighting project? Lehnhoff’s Landscaping offers professional and exceptional outdoor lighting, hardscaping, and landscaping year-round. We also offer dumpster rental, bulk material delivery, and drainage solutions. We serve Baltimore, Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Clarksville, Howard County, Ellicott City, Kingsville, Bowie, Pasadena, Towson, and many other areas throughout Maryland.