Lighting To Suit Your Landscape


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Using Lights Garden Design

You can bring your new garden design scheme to life by adding light. Landscape lighting can be stunning in itself but in addition to being stylish it can make your property more secure. You can install lighting in just about any garden setting, front of back, and most people should be able to do carry out the installation themselves.

Feel Safer

Lighting is a very useful way to add a sense of security to your home and garden. One of the non-negligible benefits of having lights is that you can easily draw attention to any hazards like steps or irregular terrain.

Make a Feature Of Your Design

Lighting is a great way to accent the garden features that you have planned around your landscape project. It is a cheap way to increase the character and atmosphere of your design, and is useful to accent specific areas.

Various Kinds of Lighting

You will typically find two types of lighting suitable for landscape use. The first option is traditional mains powered lights that connect to your house’s electrical supply. This option can be quite practical for the larger projects but you will need to bury any wiring. The installation would be best left to someone familiar with the process.

The second option is to use lighting fixtures powered by solar energy. They work by absorbing the sunlight via a special cell, and storing it as energy in a battery. Solar lighting is good value for money and can be put in place very quickly indeed, in a few easy steps that require no prior electrical knowledge. The drawback, however, is that their effectiveness depends on the sun exposure they receive.

Using Lighting To Decorate

You can easily increase the charm factor of footpaths and features by lining them up with lights. Going with the mains-powered lights will also give you the option to swap the white light bulbs for colored ones, which can add a great twist to your holidays decoration scheme.


It’s actually quite essential to plan the right lighting in your landscape project in order to make the most of your entertaining areas. It gives you the option to hold evening parties where your guests can enjoy the sights of your newly made-over garden.

Using lights as part of your landscape project is an easy way to make the most of your new design and accentuate its features. Lights will also give you and your guests a chance to enjoy the garden at all hours.

Andrew Caxton is the author of many articles on different web publications, with subjects like lawn care published online for . Find more publications about landscape lighting at his website.


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