Five Reasons to Invest in Landscape Lighting
Make the Most of Your Landscape Investment
Perhaps you are thinking of building – or remodeling – a pool and patio in your River Oaks home. Along with that will come an investment in landscaping, to set off the new additions, and create a beautiful and serene environment for your outdoor relaxation.
With our warm Texas weather, we have a long spring and summer season that’s perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining. So don’t forget about landscape lighting in your project – it can make the most out of your lawn, garden, and outdoor spaces.
Read on to see how.
1. It’s Dark Out There
We’re not trying to be facetious. If your landscape is dark, you may be losing an opportunity to add beauty and enjoyment of your investment in your outdoor gardens. If you happen to have a view home, the view may disappear after dark. Make your own beautiful view with lighting, whether enjoying it from your patio or looking out your windows.
2. Light Up Your Significant Features
Perhaps you have a fountain or water feature in your patio or landscape? Make it shine at night with targeted lighting. Or better yet, add colored LED lights that can be programmed to change colors – for anything from parties to zen-like relaxation in the evening.
You can use up-lights to feature significant trees or set off specific features of your home. Using the new LED lights, white color temperature – and even color - can be varied to create just the right effects that blend well together.
3. Add Safety
Lighting can add a measure of safety to your outdoor spaces. Walking paths can be lit, either at night or triggered by embedded sensors when there is motion. Heavily wooded areas may be gently lit at the edges to provide a feeling of perimeter safety. With a comprehensive lighting plan, your property can be tastefully illuminated for safety - yet not appear garish.
4. Increase Efficiency
Chances are your property already has some outside lighting. Perhaps it’s still equipped with incandescent lighting or Compact Fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. The world is moving to LED lighting because of its vastly better efficiency, controllability, and flexibility. If you have older lighting, consider replacing all your lights with a LED-based lighting control system, and you will save long term on both maintenance and energy costs.
5. Automate It All
Today’s technology makes controlling your lighting so much simpler than ever before. Not only can you turn on and off the lights at the right times, but with a home automation system, you can tie in other systems with your lights. For example, when you’re ready to hit the spa after a long day, one button on a touchpad or smartphone app can set the heater on to the right temperature, turn on specific lights in and around the spa, and play a favorite music album on your outdoor speakers.
Are you ready light up your landscape? Call (281) 907-9620 or reach out to our team today; we’ll happily shed some light on the subject.