There are several ways to enhance your landscape. One way to visually improve the scenery is to add a garden. Another option is to add pavers to your patio due to their easy maintenance and style factor. While it may seem minuscule, did you know that lighting is another way to enhance your landscape? We promote low-voltage lighting as an energy-efficient way to light your patio, deck, or outdoor kitchen, or screened-in porch. Outdoor living spaces help to add polish and value to your home, so why not choose an excellent way to light? Keep reading for a guide on how to brighten up your outdoor living space or landscape.
Figure Out What Features You Want to Highlight.
Maybe you have beautiful water features in your backyard, or there’s a single tree that you want to showcase. There are always ways to show off elements of your landscape that typically wouldn’t be visible during the day time. Adding a grazed stone wall with light and shadow could give off a different ambiance during the nighttime, especially if you love hosting intimate events.
Does your deck have stairs? Then you undoubtedly need lighting so that you, your family, or your guests don’t trip or fall during a nighttime event. Is it hard to see the numbers on your address, informing visitors as to which house is yours? Not only do you want lights that properly illuminate your driveway or entryway but you want landscape lighting that welcomes your guests with warmth.
Popular Types of Outdoor Landscape Lighting
- Path Lights-Very commonly used, small posts that highlight a pathway. Usually spread out and placed in a line and great for framing a pond outlining a driveway.
- PostMount/Piermont Lights-Used architecturally and placed on top of a post or structure. Commonly used for entryways, gates, fences, or used to surround a deck.
- Deck and Step Lights-These lights are ideal for safety when walking on deck or patio steps. These lights are super convenient due to being built right into the hardscaping.
- Hardscaping Lights-This type of lighting is new on the market! The technology utilized is advanced due to LED lights with brackets or flanges being built right into a structure. Their purpose is to illuminate a stone wall.
Think of How You Want to Light Your Landscape.
Not only are the lights you choose importantly, but be sure of how you’re positioning the lights. Uplighting creates drama, especially when pointed towards a tall tree. Grazing a landscape is excellent if you have a lot of hardscaping features such as stone walls or veneers. Point the light upwards or towards toward the hardscaping feature to add shadows.
Trenton Block and Hardscape Supply Is an Expert In The Outdoor Construction Industry
At Trenton Block & Hardscape Supply, we have 21/2 acres of high-quality hardscaping materials at each of our respective locations. Our experienced team members will help you make sense of all these materials by adding more shape and form to your design ideas. We help you see the possibilities with our extensive design knowledge.
Three convenient locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware mean that you’re never too far away from accessing our expertise, artistry, and equipment. Come visit our display areas at all three locations for help making your vision a reality with our comprehensive variety of materials and tools. Contact us at one of our locations and follow us on Facebook.