Here are some tips to help light up your landscape!Light Key Features
One of the best ways to illuminate your garden is to light a selected number of plants, trees or other features in your landscape. Garden spike lighting is the perfect fit for lighting hedges, bushes, planters, and terrace plants, and it can even be used in ponds or fountains. Adjustable heads will allow you to angle the light and create the effect you were looking for. This will add dramatic accents to the area, all the while creating a surreal nighttime landscape. With a few simple lighted-up features, a garden (and even the house) will look a lot brighter.
Draw Attention Away from Lamps
A mistake often made is the placement of lamps as a focus in the garden. Instead, you should be aiming to draw attention away from the lamps, and place the focus on particular garden features by using the highlighting effects of light. The actual lamps themselves may be better ‘hidden’ by placing them behind plants or other features.
Buy Only Suitable Products
Not every lamp or light bulb is created for outdoor use, and using products that are not suitable to this environment is dangerous. Only use ‘outdoor-safe’ lamps that are made to withstand outside conditions such as rain, mist, hail and so on. Use easy connect lighting products that provide outside
illumination options like cables, lamps and bulbs that are safe to use outside and are made for easy connectivity to the home’s electricity.
By placing small fixtures along the edge of walkways or driveways, you can create a beautifully illuminated path towards your home. Depending on the lamps and spacing you select, you can create a versatile look which also doubles as a safe walkway. Soft, subtle lights are more romantic, and you should avoid creating a ‘runway’ walkway of staggering, straight light that blinds more than lights.
Outline a Landscape Bed
Rope lighting on the edge a bed of plants can create a beautifully surreal effect. While inexpensive, it’s also relatively easy to install. You can roll out the tube lighting and then pin it carefully in place by using landscape staples. It will create a hidden and dim glow that outlines the landscape bed.
If you have water elements in your garden, lighting them up at night can a wonderful way to place the features as a focal point. Use especially designed submerged lighting lamps to create a luminous light that can showcase your fish and plants. Only use products that are created for aquatic use, as anything else can be harmful to yourself and your fish.