After the sun sets, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your lawn. Your outdoor spaces are beautiful during the day, so why not illuminate your property at night? Landscape lighting is a fantastic way to add some extra flair to your property while allowing you to spend time outdoors after dark. Understanding the advantages of outdoor lighting helps you choose the type of lighting that matches your needs. Here are some key reasons you should consider adding landscape lighting to your property.
Extends Your Outdoor Living Space
You don’t have to spend all your time with friends and family in the living room. Instead, try extending your living space outside! Your patio or backyard is the perfect place to entertain guests, have meals, and spend time in nature. Landscape lighting illuminates your outdoor spaces, making them usable at night. Lighting also adds the right ambiance to your space, whether hosting a celebration or enjoying some relaxing alone time. Outdoor lights come in various shapes and designs, making it easy to find lights that fit the design elements of your home.
Enhances Curb Appeal
Another reason homeowners invest in outdoor lighting is for its striking beauty. When professionally installed, light can improve your home’s curb appeal. You may have noticed this when you drive through your neighborhood at night. Without light, you cannot see a home’s features or landscaping; it quite literally gets lost in the dark. In perfectly illuminated homes, you may notice how the landscape lighting greatly enhances architectural and landscaping features.
Highlight Landscape Features
By mindfully placing outdoor lighting throughout your yard, you can highlight many other landscape features—guide people to your front door and over paths and walkways with illuminated lamps. You can also use outdoor lighting to mark property lines and create barriers in areas where you don’t want people to walk. Outdoor lighting is also a great way to show off unique features in your yard. Install lights next to water features like fountains or ponds or frame your patio.
Adds Safety and Security
Most homeowners initially invest in outdoor lighting because they are drawn to its beauty. Not long after, they realize the security benefits of a properly installed lighting system. Lighting the exterior of your home is an excellent way to increase its security and discourage potential intruders. Landscape lighting is also effective in improving the safety of your property. If you entertain or spend time outside after dark, lighting your walkways, paths, steps, and driveways will decrease the chance of someone tripping and falling.
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.