Top 3 Questions About Landscape Lighting
You work hard to keep your landscape as attractive and healthy as possible, but at night, all of that hard work fades away. However, landscape lighting can help you keep your landscape visible throughout the darker hours, and a great landscape lighting design can even make that landscape look more attractive at night.
When you’re creating a new landscape lighting scheme, you’ll have virtually limitless options, whether you’re looking for under-lit trees or a subtle light wash over your garden. At Lay of the Land, our Ontario landscaping professionals can understand that a successful landscape lighting design is built on both artistry and mechanics. Our professionals will work with you to make sure that both of those aspects of the work are done perfectly.
Landscape lighting can do a lot for your home and your yard. Here are some questions that you may want to consider before you start your project:
Should You Hire a Professional or Do the Job Yourself?
When deciding whether or not you need a landscaping professional to do this job, ask yourself what kind of results you want to achieve.
Landscape lighting isn’t necessarily too difficult to take on yourself, but if you want a professional quality job, you’ll need to hire a professional. You could most likely set up a few lighting fixtures in your yard with their own, limited, self-contained power sources as a weekend project, and for some homeowners, that’s perfectly alright.
For the most stunning design possible, however, you’ll need to hire a professional. Our landscapers can make sure the design of your new landscape lighting installation is an enhancement of your home and your yard. And we’ll set up all of the lighting fixtures so that they’re connected to the same power source, which you’ll be able to control from inside your Ontario home.
Is it Better to Pay More for LED Lights?
LED bulbs cost around $40 each, which is roughly 8 times more than halogen bulbs. LED lights have cooler temperatures, which makes them look almost bluish, so if you do decide to use them, you may want to try find a bulb with a warmer temperature.
The main positive argument for LED lights is that they can be used for around 40,000 hours before they need to be replaced. With regular use, that means they’ll last around 20 years—that’s around ten times longer than standard light bulbs.
What Qualities Do You Need in Your Landscape Lighting Design?
There are three things you’ll want to make sure are incorporated into your landscape lighting design:
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The electrical work should be handled by a professional in order to keep this project as safe as possible. Your landscape lighting setup should also light areas near entryways, porches, and patios. The design should also be aesthetically beneficial. Lighting trees, pieces of artwork, stone paths, or any other exterior features you’d like to accentuate can be an excellent addition to your Ontario home.