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Transform Your Landscape Using these Tips

Pre-planning: Due to many considerations such as voltage drop, transformer sizes, length of runs, wire gauge, connected loads, etc, it is important to consult a knowledgeable lighting specialist before undertaking a landscape lighting project to avoid any unwelcome setbacks or bottlenecks.

Quantity: It may be tempting to think you need as much light as possible when planning for landscape lighting but you may be surprised how just a few lights can make a big difference. Using fewer light fixtures has the added benefit of lowering your budget, decreasing the load on a transformer where applicable, and creating dramatic curb side appeal.

Layout: Remember to think outside the box when designing landscape lighting for your home. Perfectly straight lights, 90 degree angles, and symmetric lighting should only be used sparingly if necessary. The best effects for landscape lighting are often derived from unique shapes, flowing designs, and an organic feel of the lighting.

Landscape Features: Every yard usually has at least 1 or more “features” that make it stand out from other yards. These features are the best areas to consider using landscape lighting to accentuate. Some common areas would be a very prominent or unique tree(s) and other plants, water features, the exterior of your home, retaining walls, stairs and pathways, and decks or other structures.