Here at Triangle Custom Landscaping, we know that you put a lot of work into your landscape, so it makes sense that you want to show it off both day and night. When the sun goes down, your beautiful yard and its careful design will all blur into masses of shadows—unless, that is, you install some landscape lights. Landscape lights can help you display a different side of your garden than you do during the day and create some cool, dramatic effects. In this article, our team will go over a few tips for how to achieve this.
- Multiple Layers- When placing landscape lights, we at Triangle Custom Landscaping recommend choosing a few of the most prominent features and spotlighting them. The best way to do this is to place multiple small spotlights around the feature to shine from different angles. This creates overlapping shadows and silhouettes that will really grab the viewer’s attention.
- Avoid Straight Lines- When lighting pathways on your landscape, placing the lights in a straight line along the edge creates a fairly flat, uninteresting effect. If you want to make your pathway more inviting, we at Triangle Custom Landscaping suggest staggering your landscape lights or placing them so they shine down the pathway. Our team can provide plenty of suggestions for how to keep this part of your lighting interesting without being busy.
- Choose the Right Bulbs- The last tip for creating striking lighting effects that we’ll go over here is to make sure that you choose the right bulbs. You want lights that highlight the features of your landscape without creating a harsh glare, and without wasting a lot of energy. LEDs are the best option when it comes to the latter point, and these days they are available in a wide range of colors and styles to match your particular tastes.