Although the days are still long and sunny, the nights are slowly becoming longer. Now is an excellent time to consider adding more lighting to your yard for the darker months ahead. Lighting offers beauty for those late nights entertaining outside at your home, along with added safety. There are several options to choose from when considering lighting for your outdoor areas, including path, flood, accent and specialty lights which can be electric or solar in design.
For both the front and back yards, path lights offer a soft light which provide greater visibility to paths and sidewalks during the night hours. There are several solar options which require no wiring, or electrical fixtures which can be wired or plugged into your home.
While offering light, accent or up lights are used more for effect than safety or security. These are excellent for highlighting certain focal points, like garden areas or water features. They can be pointed to shine on these features, providing a dramatic enhancement for nighttime entertaining.
More for safety and security than aesthetics, flood lights brighten your outdoor areas to give you and your family safe passage. Most flood lights can be used with timers to turn on at dusk, or used with motion or light detection to keep intruders at bay.
For pure design, there are many types of specialty outdoor lighting which can create light while adding beauty. Torch lights, overhead string lights and many other varieties can create a wonderful outdoor ambiance.
Before adding any lighting, discuss the many options with your local landscaper. They can offer ideas and solutions for all your outdoor lighting needs, to illuminate the dark winter nights ahead.
Posted on behalf of Find Local Landscapers