5 Places to Add Outdoor Lighting

Published on: January 5, 2018

Outdoor lighting can change the appearance of your outdoor areas, as well as provide safety and security for your home. Many people avoid adding lighting outdoors due to concerns about wiring and placement, which is why hiring a professional landscaper is the best option. Your landscaper can install your lighting for you and make it simple to improve your outdoor areas. Here are five places to consider adding outdoor lighting.

Focal Features

Upward or downward lighting on focal features can enhance your landscaping design in the twilight and evening hours. Consider adding wash or bullet lights to show off waterfalls, fountains, statues and other focal features in your yard.


Add small lights to illuminate pathways for safety for your family and guests. Well lights work great for the edges of pathways or small garden lights.

Dark Corners

Do you have dark corners in your backyard where intruders could enter your property? Adding motion flood lights can improve security and deter people and animals from invading your space.

Uplighting Trees

Pointing uplighting on the trunk of your significant trees with bullet lights can create a stunning look for your yards. Make sure to start the point of light on the trunk, aiming up, for the best effect.


Placing lights at intervals throughout your gardens can show off your flowers and plants 24/7. However, strive to place lights farther apart; the goal is not complete illumination, but highlighting the gardens in segments.

A few strategically placed outdoor lights can have a dramatic impact on the beauty of your home.

Your local landscaper can help you find the best way to showcase your yard with outdoor lighting, while providing more security and safety for your family.

Posted on behalf of:
Lanier Yardscapes
58 Terero Trail
Newnan, GA 30263
(770) 337-5147

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