A Guide To Proper Landscape Lighting

A Guide To Proper Landscape Lighting

A Guide To Proper Landscape Lighting

What to Know About Lighting Up Your Hardscape

from Belgard

While enjoying your outdoor living shangri-la during a beautiful summer day, you’re probably not thinking about what the landscape looks like at night.  This is a big mistake, according to this post by Belgard.  What good is your outdoor paradise, says this post, if you can’t enjoy it on a beautiful summer night?  Properly lighting and accenting your outdoor living space gives you the ability to enjoy your space no matter what the sun is doing in the sky, as well as the ability to extend the long summer days into long summer nights.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Your patio looks great. Your furniture is spiffy and your outdoor cushions compliment each other. Your garden has grown into a green goddess of gardening perfection.

The only thing missing? The lights!

What good is your outdoor paradise if you can’t enjoy it on a beautiful summer night? With so many big features to focus on—brick layout, grill options, fireplace structure—many outdoor enthusiasts forget that lighting is a key feature in creating the ultimate backyard living experience.

Why are lights so important? Well, besides making sure you don’t trip on your way to your Belgard Brick Oven, lighting can enhance your hardscape. It’s all about what you’re in the mood to do. Do you want to show off your perfectly pruned garden? Are you having an evening soiree with friends and family?

Don’t worry. Whatever your desire, we’ve got all you need to know about setting the mood in your hardscape.

If you’re in the mood to… Highlight Your Garden

Just because it’s dark outside, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t show off your garden! Canopy lights are a perfect way to illuminate your plants and flowers once the sun goes down. These lights sit on an 18-24 inch post and can add a decorative element to your garden. Use low voltage lights, which are easy to install. You can even bury the cable beneath the dirt! Don’t want to deal with cables? Use solar lights!

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