Your landscape can still look beautiful once the sun has set. Landscape lighting allows you to highlight your yard in the dark. With a plethora of lighting options, it can be overwhelming to know where to start and what is best for your space. We reached out to some lighting enthusiasts to see what tips they have for lighting up a landscape. Keep reading to see what they had to say.
Bryan McKenzie, Co-Founder at Bumper Crop Times.
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Although you may think that it’s wise to start by lighting the patio and pathways, you should begin with lighting your house as it’s the most important part of the landscape and the most expensive piece of property on your land. Place the lighting to illuminate the walls and important architectural features.
Play with angles. Try to be creative when it comes to placing the lights to make the space voluminous. As for the rest of the landscape, which includes the garden, patio, pathways, water features, and everything else, you need to focus on highlighting the most important spots and yet not forget about the small and out-of-sight spaces as they can be meaningful too.
What is the best landscape lighting to use? The short answer is LED. Modern LEDs are not just those annoying blue bulbs, but a variety of lamps of different tones and sizes that allow you to create layered sceneries of any complexity. Use 40 to 75 watt lamps as they are perfect for most outdoor fixtures.
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