Lighting Types and Ideas to Help Improve Your Landscape Design and Overall Outdoor Space

09 July 2021

Property owners can choose from a wide array of landscaping elements just to enhance the value of their homes. They may opt for native trees and plants to ensure that they last for a long time without costly maintenance. They can likewise go for stones or concrete to effectively enhance the structure of their pathways, driveways, and other key areas of their backyard. Weatherproof furniture pieces can also be added so that their backyard spaces can be easily converted into outdoor living spaces.

But one aspect of landscaping that property owners like you should choose wisely is the lighting. Lighting can make a huge difference in terms of the overall value, appearance, and functionality of your outdoor space. Without effective lighting, your landscape will only generate a space that cannot be useful all the time. The lack of lighting can even lead to accidents and property damages.

To improve your landscape design and generate ideas, here are some types of lighting that you can add.

Deck Lighting

If you have a deck on your property, then you may want to equip it with great deck lighting fittings. What is great about deck lighting fittings is that they can be installed without showcasing their wirings all over the place. You can run their wires to places where people will not trip over. You can also place them on deck posts, as long as they complement your deck design and style. Your steps on the deck can also take advantage of lighting fittings so that people around the deck at night can still see their pathways.

Driveway Lighting

Even though your driveway can be wide enough for your vehicles, you must still equip it with sufficient lighting to avoid any accidents and damages. Aside from safety purposes, driveway lighting fittings can also set the ambience and mood of the place every time you get home. They can even improve the appearance of your driveway, veering away from the usual bland look of the driveway. Just remember that bright lights are great for expansive outdoor space while dull lights are suitable for small driveways.

Wall Lighting

Sometimes, homeowners would add walls to set a clear boundary of their properties from others. They likewise serve as a way to stabilise the soil in the backyard. Even with these functions, walls still need to be illuminated for various purposes. Adding some lights to your wall can be a great way to support the lighting of other landscape elements. Doing this can also prevent accidents around the area. 

Barbeque Lighting

One more lighting that you can add to your landscape is barbeque lighting. Barbeque sessions are often considered to be one of the best sessions that you and your loved ones may do outside your home property. With adequate barbeque lighting, barbeque sessions can now be done even during night-time. The need to hold some flashlight while cooking the food will now be eradicated with the integration of barbecue lighting fittings. These fittings can be installed on your barbeque grill and its surrounding areas.

If you need to light up your landscape, just give us a call at Tuckerman Landscaping & Design.