Brighten up your yard with simple landscape lighting

Looking for a simple way to enhance the visual appeal of your exterior, try landscape lighting.  Below is a list of the most common techniques.

 

Wall Wash - This technique delivers a subtle, low amount of light to a wide area, up close to the structure, with minimal hot-spots and density. 

 

 

GRAZING Utilize this technique to add depth and dimension to stucco, brick, stonework or architectural features of a home or building. 

 

 

IN-GROUND LIGHTING 

Deliver light to permanent and semi-permanent installations such as sidewalks, large mature trees, walls and flagpoles. 

SHADOWING 

This technique directs the eye to the textures, shapes and height differences of items in plant beds, adding depth and ambiance. 

SILHOUETTE LIGHTING 

Draw attention to an interesting shape by lighting a vertical surface behind the object to accent that unique shape. 

HARDSCAPE LIGHTING 

Highlight stone features, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, steps, handrails, benches and more. 

XERISCAPE LIGHTING 

Cacti, grasses and the stone used in xeriscape designs benefit from lower lumen illumination than traditional landscaping. 

PATH & SPREAD LIGHTING 

Illuminate sidewalks, stone pathways and lawn walkways while adding a hint of intrigue to boulders and plant beds. Spread lighting uses a path light inside a landscape bed to illuminate the plantings. 

DECK & PATIO LIGHTING 

Accentuate the beauty and details of decks, patios, outdoor kitchens, steps, handrails and other vertical features. 

MIRROR LIGHTING 

Create dream-like water scenes by strategically lighting background areas around bodies of water that then reflect the landscape off the water. 

MOON LIGHTING 

Placing a fixture high in a tree catches the details of branches and leaves, emulating the look of moonlight. 

UNDERWATER LIGHTING 

Enhance and highlight flowing water in waterfalls, streams and fountains, creating a magical mirroring effect on still waters. 


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