The winter months can be cold, wet, and unmotivating. It’s so easy to stay indoors with a good book or TV show while delaying your outdoor projects. But, as winter fast approaches, we must prepare our landscaping for shorter days. Landscape lighting is a vital aspect of your overall landscape design. This is because freezing temperatures happen quickly and can lead to treacherous ice and snow that need to be seen. Keep reading for more reasons to install landscape lighting this winter.
See Ice Patches Better
While it will still be hard to see, lighting up your driveway, steps, walkways, and other surfaces that can ice over can help you spot this hidden danger better. Black ice can form on Driveways, paths to a front door, patios, and porches. By its very nature, black ice is difficult to spot, making it much more dangerous. However, by utilizing landscape lighting, you can make it easier to see.
The more of your path you can illuminate, the more likely you’ll be able to see ice patches before it’s too late.
Maryland gets as much rain as it does snow in the winter. When the weather is wet and windy, outside surfaces can be unpredictable and slippery. You and your guests will avoid nasty scrapes and falls by lining your outdoor pathways with landscape lighting fixtures. When you arrive home after a long day at work, the last thing you want to worry about is tripping in the dark. Landscape lighting will guide you to safety.
Complements Your Home
Seeing your home and landscape draped in snow can be an unforgettable experience. By illuminating your property in the winter, you can witness it in all its snowbound glory. When it comes to lighting, there are many ways you can use it to get different effects:
- Landscape lighting can highlight a snow-covered yard and trees on a winter’s night.
- Patio and pergola lighting can showcase beautiful holiday decorations.
- Patio lighting can also create a warm glow at your front door to welcome family and guests.
Highlight Outdoor Living Spaces
If you have outdoor entertainment space, enhance the area with lights. For example, string lights work great in cloudy weather and create the perfect ambiance for socializing.
If you have architectural features like columns, you should highlight them with spotlights. Doing this lets you show off key aspects of your property, no matter the weather.
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