Landscape Lighting Design Tips From the Pros
With the right landscape lighting, you can transform your outdoor space at night, allowing you to enjoy your landscape at any time of the day. Whether you’re looking to enjoy more long summer nights with friends and family in your outdoor barbecue area or simply add drama and charm to your landscape at night, the right landscape lighting design can make a big difference. With these landscape lighting design tips from the pros, your landscape is sure to benefit from stylish, distinctive lighting that adds aesthetic appeal and allows you to enjoy your landscaping more fully.
Identify and Highlight Focal Points in Your Landscape
Before planning your lighting layout, it’s a good idea to walk around your landscape during the day to identify trees, hardscaping, or other features you may want to highlight with your lighting. This will help you choose lighting that draws the eye to areas of visual interest in your landscaping, such as a pergola, water feature, or walkway. It’s also a good idea to sketch out your landscaping in order to highlight the areas you’ll want to focus on for lighting installation. This can help you prepare for fixture shopping and even planning out wiring placement.
Select Your Lighting Features
Once you know what you want to highlight and estimate how many fixtures you’ll need, you should shop around for lighting fixtures that will effectively light your landscape and fit your style. This will help you select accent lighting, floodlighting, and in-ground lighting fixtures based on your needs. Comparison shopping will also help you budget for your landscape lighting design.
Different landscape lighting fixtures will need to be spaced out differently across your lawn. For example, path and area lights should usually be placed about 10 feet apart, while the amount of accent lighting you will need will depend on the size of the feature. Small plant features may require 1-2 accent lights, while large trees may require 4.
Consider the Power Layout
Professionals in landscape lighting will be able to ensure your landscape lighting system is efficiently powered. This means accounting for voltage, connections to a transformer, and wiring layout to ensure your landscape is efficiently lit. It’s important at this point to consider the moisture content of your soil, as well as the slope of your landscape and any digging that will be necessary to lay in-ground wires.
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