One of my favorite holiday activities is crowding the family into a vehicle to view the holiday lights. From the simple white lights and wreaths to the bright flashing, multi-colored bulbs and large inflatable figures, holidays are at their worst entertaining and at their best gorgeous and inspiring. Believe it or not, but here was a time when darkness fell, people went inside to the safety, warmth, and light of their homes. The fact was, it was neither inviting or practical to spend time outside. Not only could you not see where you were walking, but additionally, the environment wasn’t welcoming.
While, I doubt few people would suggest you keep your holiday lights out all year round, you can add drama and a beauty of light to your home all year round through landscape lighting. It is amazing how little light is necessary to make a huge impact on your landscape. Something as simple as a backlight with a few low voltage spotlights pointed from the base of your house up onto the home can make a huge impact. Light is a great way to highlight the beautiful aspects of your home and lawn. If you have beautiful trees, they can be backlit for a dramatic effect. If you have a wonderful door, a spotlight or gas lamps can do the trick. Additionally, lighting effects, such as a high quality park light or a lighted park bench, can create a classy, urban effect and transform your outdoor landscape into a relaxing and elegant atmosphere.
Directional path lighting spaced from eight to ten feet apart on alternate sides of a walkway can illuminate and is not just practical, but beautiful as well. While there is little doubt that landscape lighting can be beautiful, it also has more practical uses. For one, the addition of light to your lawn and walkways makes them more safe to walk. Using low voltage spotlights or directional path lighting, you can ensure that family and visitors alike can safely walk to your doorstep without turning an ankle or tripping over obstacles hidden by darkness. From a safety standpoint, landscape lighting also discourage intruders. After all, darkness only offers opportunities for potential predators to sneak up unseen to your home. Adding light makes sure anyone who approaches your house can do so in full view. Motion detection lights are a great way to protect against anyone with less than pure motives as they approach your home by illuminating when they sense motion. Motion lights are also a green solution because they ensure that lights don’t need to be on for a prolonged period of time, only when you need them to be on. The Cambridge Garden Design lighting experts,can transform your lawn into a beautiful, well-lit spectacle. You can get all of your garden needs met as well as custom and manufactured water features, sprinkler systems, stonework, decks and patios, and lighting from Cambridge Garden Design. Get a free quote, quality service, and competitive prices.