Back Yard Landscape Lighting Can Add beauty to your home
In Dallas – Fort Worth and North Texas, springtime swiftly turns into summer, and before we know it, that beautiful patio weather has come and gone. With that in mind, isn’t it time to make the most of our outdoor living spaces?
Many of us are extending that living room feeling to the back yard. Decks, fire pits, outdoor kitchens and swimming pools create a luxurious gathering place for friends and family. You might find yourself wanting to spend every free hour there – just to soak in that resort-like feel. But what do you do after the sun goes down?
Landscape lighting for your back yard not only provides safety and security, but also a unique, romantic and dramatic effect that makes your outdoor spaces usable all hours of the night. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy your evenings outdoors without leaving home, here are seven of the best ways to use lighting to transform your back yard into the perfect night-time oasis:
1. Decks & Stairs:
Hardscape lighting extends entertainment hours on your patio, and improves safety as well. Installing light fixtures on posts offers warm ambient light and illuminates guard rails, while lights on your steps make stairs and changes in elevation safe for your guests. Hardscape fixtures on stone cast light that grazes and emphasizes the unique texture.
2. Moon Lighting & Tree Lighting:
Professionally installed moon lighting brings your yard to life after dark, invoking wonder as it casts intricate shadows onto your yard that quiver and sway with the breeze. For seating areas, moon lighting eliminates the harsh glare from lights placed at eye level while providing a comfortable, hospitable setting.
3. Highlight Standout Features:
Does your yard have interesting features that you enjoy during the day? With well – thought out landscape lighting, your favorite features will leave a powerful impression at night.
4. Pools & Water Features
Add drama to your pool or water feature and improve safety with landscape lighting. We aim to illuminate the area with the entire scene in mind, as opposed to merely casting light on the water. For example, up-lit trees across pools can create captivating reflections on the surface of the water.
5. Plants and foliage
You invest time and money in your landscaping, so why let it fade into the dark after sunset? Up – lighting your trees creates a sense of depth and ambiance. Flowers also look amazing with landscape lighting! Hydrangeas, for example, dazzle with dramatic colors while in bloom and cast interesting shadows during the winter months.
6. Path and Area Lights
Path lights not only bring light to dark walkways but also add texture and color when placed correctly. Some can be installed entirely in the garden while others cast light onto your walkways.
7. Outdoor Kitchen & Grill
Put down the flashlight and get back to grilling! Spot lighting from above or hardscape lighting not only lets you see where you’re working, but also makes your outdoor grill or kitchen a dining destination you’ll want to visit night after night.
Inspired yet? The season for entertaining is upon us. No doubt, you’ll want to spend plenty of time in your outdoor living space, especially in the evening. When you’re ready, book an appointment online to get started on creating your night-time oasis!