As the days grow shorter in the winter, the need for outdoor lighting around your home increases. While outdoor lighting is pleasant for warm summer evenings on the back patio, it is a necessity when the daylight disappears for so many hours each day. Here are some ideas to add outdoor lighting that is both beautiful and practical around your home and yard.
- For safety, it is important to have all walkways well-lit around your home, both out front and in your backyard area. Not only do you want to protect your family and guests, you also want to avoid expensive injuries that can raise your homeowner’s insurance premiums if a claim is made.
- Motion lights. Longer nights can beckon to intruders. Install motion lights in the dark corners of your backyard or side entrances of your home. A bright flood light can be an excellent deterrent to intruders looking to invade your home for loot.
- Spruce up your landscaping. Give your yard a beautiful makeover for the long nights ahead. Add up-lighting for your trees, small spotlights to highlight hardscapes and use colored lights for a dramatic effect.
- Use timers or home automation options. Utilize the latest technology to turn your lights on when the sun goes down, even when you are not home. Ask your landscaper about automation options to ensure your lights turn on and off without the need for you to manually monitor their use.
There is no reason to be in the dark just because the nights are longer. Talk to your local landscaper about adding new outdoor lighting to your home for security, safety and beauty all year round.
Posted on behalf of:
Champion Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30022