If you’re wondering how to improve your Bethesda home’s curb appeal, start with lighting! Landscape lighting provides many opportunities to enhance and highlight the beauty of your home. Check out these tips for creating a gorgeous design.
How Do You Use the Space?
Survey your property to consider how you use the space. In the summer, do you enjoy sitting outside under the stars on your patio or just need to ensure that your property is well-lit for security reasons? Having the answers to questions like these will help in your decision-making when it comes to style, direction, and placement.
Remember the Basics
Speaking of placement, it’s important that you remember the basics. Be sure to have all the essential areas of your landscape covered, including your pathways, entryways, and steps. If you’d like to highlight architectural features on your property, direct a light source there to enhance the beauty of that area, especially for water features, patios, and trees.
Lead the Way with LED
LED lighting will keep your property illuminated for a much longer period than other options and is much more energy efficient. It can provide up to 100,000 hours in its life before you’ll have to replace them. LED lighting is incredibly durable to withstand shock, vibrations, and other environmental factors.
Position and Adjust at Night
To achieve the perfect lighting design for your landscape, you should position and adjust the lights at night, while they’re lit. This way, you’ll be able to truly see the overall effect your lighting design has on your property. You’ll also be able to see where the lights cast shadows and what areas of your Bethesda home that you’d still like to highlight more.
Having too much of a good thing is possible. Too many fixtures and positions for your landscape lighting will create light pollution. Be careful where you focus the lights so you can avoid shining light directly into your neighbor’s homes or directly into their eyes. Also, using too much light will conflict with the beauty of the night sky as well as the ambiance of the street lamps in your Bethesda neighborhood.
Landscaping Tips and Much More From Lehnhoff’s Landscaping
Whether you need skilled landscape design, outdoor lighting, dumpster rental, drainage solutions, or just about anything outside of your property taken care of, call the professionals at Lehnhoff’s Landscaping. We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service, quality work, and personal touches. We can handle both small and large jobs in Baltimore and beyond and will be honored to work on your property. To get a quote and learn more about our services, contact us online or give us a call at (443) 921-5789. For pictures of our work and more lawn and home tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Google+.