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Where to Place Landscape Lighting

Your landscaping looks great during the daytime, but what about at night? Does your yard suddenly turn into a dark abyss with no character? It doesn’t have to be that way. With proper outdoor lighting, you can keep your property looking great well into the evening. Check out this guide to learn where to place outdoor lighting.

Highlight Important Landscaping Features

Outdoor lighting is a great tool for accentuating landscaping features. Do you have a beautiful tree in the center of the yard? Use some up-lighting to make it shine bright! You can also use lighting to showcase the perfectly manicured garden you’ve worked so hard on. Place the lighting in a way that draws attention to your lawn’s best features.

Light Pathways, Walkways and Seating Areas

From a functional standpoint, outdoor lighting can illuminate pathways and outdoor seating areas. If you have a patio, outdoor kitchen, pool or other space, incorporate lighting to make those areas functional at night. Path lights are also helpful for when you have guests over. They don’t know the property as well as you do, but they can clearly see where to go.

Use Landscape Lighting for Home Security

Landscape lighting adds to your home security. You can clearly see if someone comes on your property, and intruders get the hint that someone is home. They’re more likely to move on to another house for fear of being seen. We can help you select the best outdoor lighting for aesthetic and safety purposes.

Avoid Pointing Lights Directly toward Windows

Be careful when pointing lighting toward your home. If the light shines directly into a window, it may make that room bright at bedtime. You can use window treatments to counteract this, but that inhibits light during the day. Ideally, you should find a light placement that accentuates the yard without making it difficult to sleep.

Use the Right Outdoor Lighting for Each Application

Up-lighting, down-lighting, path-lighting, accent lighting…there are many types of landscape lighting. Using the right lights in the right places will change the way your landscaping looks at night. Make sure you select the right type of lighting for the look you’re trying to achieve. The outdoor lighting experts at Berns Landscaping would be happy to assist you.

Berns Landscaping Offers Outdoor Lighting Installation and Maintenance

This may all seem a little overwhelming. There are many decisions to make. Thankfully, we make the process stress-free and hassle-free. Our outdoor lighting installers will help you find the exact lighting design for your needs and goals. We’ll also maintain your landscape lighting as part of your grounds maintenance agreement. In the end, you’ll have a stunning exterior that you don’t have to lift a finger for. That’s just one of the many perks of being a Berns Landscaping client.

To learn more about our landscape lighting services, contact us at 586-756-1145.

Berns Landscaping
23500 Blackstone Ave
Warren, Michigan 48089

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