4 Spring Outdoor Lighting Tips

4 Spring Outdoor Lighting Tips carroll landscaping

There is no better time than spring to install or upgrade your outdoor lighting.

Finally, the days are getting longer, and spring is in the air! If there are neglected projects outside your home left over from winter, it’s a good idea to start planning them now. One project that will give you a great return on investment and ultimate satisfaction is outdoor lighting. 

With outdoor lighting, you can turn your home into a work of art, improve safety, and maximize the enjoyment of your outdoor living spaces. There is no better time than spring to install or upgrade your outdoor lighting. Keep reading to learn more about incorporating outdoor lighting into your spring upgrade routine. 

Audit Your Outdoor Lighting Setup

Before you know it, you’ll be entertaining outside more. Picture yourself hosting backyard BBQs, making s’mores around the fire pit, and lounging by the pool. While extended daylight is great, you should still consider your outdoor lighting.

Check existing fixtures to ensure they cast enough light for guests to see up the driveway or along any paths leading to the front door. Also, be sure your patio lighting is sufficient to entertain, eat, and relax outside after the sun goes down.

Place Lights Strategically

Spring means lounging weather. If you enjoy your home’s outdoor spaces, make the most of them with lighting for the outdoors. You may have a specific purpose or simply want to create an atmosphere. Either way, outdoor lighting makes sense and enhances the experience. Place lights in high-traffic areas such as:

  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Pathways
  • Stairs
  • Grill areas
  • Driveways

Outdoor lighting in these areas ensures you can efficiently carry out tasks and safely navigate your property at night. You won’t have to shut down the grill early or worry about stumbling in the dark.

Add Ambiance to Your Yard

You can choose the overall glow in your outdoor space by selecting the type of light to install. Different light bulbs offer various shades of color and light intensities. 

Create a warm, soft glow for cozy nights by the fire pit or quaint outdoor dinners. Or, opt for the brighter white of an incandescent bulb for festive gatherings or activities. Whatever your mood, there is a light configuration for you. Enhancing the ambiance also encourages you to host more gatherings. Allow lighting to bring together family and friends for enjoyable nights outdoors.

Energy Efficient Lighting

Energy-efficient lighting is better for the environment and can save money on energy bills. LED and solar-powered lights are two popular options, as they consume less energy and have longer lifespans than traditional incandescent bulbs. Also, many LED fixtures are compatible with smart home systems, so you can control your outdoor lighting remotely and set schedules for automatic timers.

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.

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