Having a nicely landscaped yard is a great benefit to your home, but it’s no good if no one can see your landscaping. Outdoor landscape lighting can solve this problem and even add something to your outdoor space. Lighting is more than just functional. It can also be decorative and give your landscaping a unique, bright look. There’s no reason that you shouldn’t be able to see the beauty of your professionally landscaped outdoor space after dark. Outdoor lighting isn’t just good for illuminating your backyard, though. It has some other great purposes as well.
Safety and security – Once in a while you need to be outside after dark. Illuminating your backyard or front yard will help keep you and your Baltimore home safe. Having lights on is a good deterrent for would be criminals. If they know that they can easily be seen, they’re much less likely to attempt anything. Outdoor lighting is also great for safety purposes. You need to be able to see where you’re going at night to avoid potential injury. Being more aware of your surroundings will allow you to avoid wild animals and tripping hazards.
Aesthetic – There are probably parts of your landscaping that you like better than others and parts that you’re really proud of. Adding outdoor lighting can help you highlight these features. You can use spotlights or even colored lights to give a special effect to your favorite features. Plus, you can increase your curb appeal, which will be useful if you ever try to sell your home. Potential buyers will want to see what the house looks like day and night. The best way to show your house off at all times of day is to add some exterior illumination.
Increase your living space – Adding outdoor lighting to your home allows you to use your outdoor space in the evening. If you light it properly, you can make your landscaping and hardscaping an oasis in the evening. Summer nights in Baltimore are usually much cooler than the days, making your outdoor space ideal for use in the evenings. You should be able to see what you’re doing, though. Outdoor lighting gives you some extra room to move and can make entertaining fun and easy all summer long.
The startup cost of outdoor lighting isn’t always cheap, but it won’t cost you much over time and can increase your property value as well as your quality of life. To get started with an outdoor lighting system, give Lehnhoff’s Landscaping a call at 443.921.5789, drop in, or visit LehnoffsLandscaping.com today. We’re looking forward to helping you!
Source: Living Landscapes