With fall in full swing and winter knocking at our door, daylight becomes a rare commodity. Many of us leave for work while it’s still dark and then not return home until it’s dark again. A good lighting system can brighten up your home’s exterior to enjoy when you arrive back after a long day at the office.
Some homeowners assume they should wait until spring to install professional landscape lighting. They think that they will not be able to enjoy the lights because it’s cold, and they are not spending time outdoors. However, with sunset so early, now is the perfect time to invest in landscape lighting. You’ll be provided with a sense of security knowing that your house is well lit in dark times, plus it adds a beautiful accent to your home.
Another great reason to install a lighting system during the late fall is the for the holiday season. Are you sick of dealing with faulty mini lights that half the strand goes out when it gets windy or rains? Landscape lighting systems provide many options to decorate your home for the holidays. Lenses are available to change the color of your lights, and there are many colors to choose from. The lenses are durable and installed very easily. Once the lenses are installed on the fixtures there is nothing else you need to do. It’s an easy way to add texture to your holiday home display.
When considering where to add landscape lighting, think about safety, security and beauty. Then walk around your property and determine what you would like to emphasize with landscape lighting. Do you have a dark step in a walkway? Is there a dark area you would like to see when walking your dog or taking out the garbage? Or maybe there is an architectural feature of your home, a unique tree or planting that could be highlighted with outdoor lighting.
It’s not too late to let the light shine on your yard this season and beyond. Taking the steps now to add lighting will showcase your home year-round and provide the security and beauty your home deserves.