Landscape Lighting Tips to Get the Creative Juices Flowing

Contrary to what you many people think, a large number of homeowners do not know where to begin when it comes to landscape lighting design. They know they want to illuminate their yard but they don’t know what will work with their landscape and how the entire design will mesh together.

Landscape lighting design should be a fun experience even though it requires some work. Regard the process as a learning experience and a chance to create a new atmosphere for your landscape. The end goal will make the entire process worth everything you invested into it.

If you are feeling a little creatively challenged, try some of these pointers:

Observe your landscape during the day and notice the features that would look beautiful when illuminated. Remove your bias about what you see in catalogs and in pictures and imagine each feature with a soft glow or a spotlight.

Here are some places where lighting will enhance the landscape:

  • Walkways
  • Driveways
  • Pathways
  • Patios
  • Decks
  • Steps
  • Rocks
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Borders