Between Maryland’s record high temperatures last month and the summer air dense with humidity, locals are doing all they can to sidestep the heat, spending the better part of their days nestled inside their homes. The problem is, staying indoors quickly becomes monotonous routine, and a lack of exposure to nature can create in us a lack of built-in relaxation time.
It might not be wise to lounge or stroll in the midday sun this time of year, but when those bright rays recline towards the horizon, the heat gradually decreases, and being out- of-doors suddenly becomes more bearable. If your outside summer space is not well-lit, however, enjoying your yard when the weather is as pleasing as the pretty plants in your garden is a difficult option.
At Lehnhoff’s Landscaping, we offer a variety of outdoor lighting design and installation services to extend the life and functionality of your open-air areas long into the night. Below, peruse some of our ideas on how to effectively illuminate your landscaping.
String lights: One of the most budget-friendly options for brightening your space, decorative string lights can lend your landscaping a touch of magic, softly irradiating your garden. Try wrapping them around a shade umbrella for a romantic dining ambiance or letting them hang between trees for a whimsical aura.
Accent Lighting: This variety of lighting does just what the name suggests: accentuates the already fabulous features in your yard and outside your home. They are spotlights, so to speak, showcasing the star elements of your landscape design. Maybe they’ll call attention to an architectural detail, a water feature, a sculpture, or the plants you are proudest of.
Path/Step Lighting: If you like to entertain, lighting the walkways in your yard is essential to both the safety and convenience of your guests. Allow them to literally see the inviting destination at the end of that path or steps, whether it be a pool or gazebo, so that they can comfortably navigate your landscaped space.
Whatever means of lighting you choose, the purpose of brightening your outdoor area is to create an inviting and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy beyond the light of day and into the evening darkness. Investing in illumination will not only make your yard more accessible this summer while attempting to beat the heat, but will produce a more usable space for seasons to come. Our team of experts at Lehnhoff’s can lend a hand in lighting your landscape.
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If you have any questions, please contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping by calling 443.921.5789 or visit LehnoffsLandscaping.com today!
Rob Lehnhoff meets directly with every prospective client to see the space and hear the vision straight from you, the homeowner. Lehnhoff is committed not only to quality work, but to excellent customer service. We guarantee that there will always be a person onsite who can communicate directly with you as well as make any necessary decisions.
In most cases, Rob himself is onsite for the duration of a project. Periodically, during the installation, we sit down with you to ensure that the project is coming along to expectation. This way, we can tweak things along the way if need be. It’s our job to make sure you are happy with the final product.
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