6 Outdoor Lighting Ideas For Your Next Landscaping Project

 In Backyard Ideas Cambridge Kitchener Guelph, Landscaping

Are you thinking of adding outdoor lighting to improve your enjoyment of your beautiful landscaping day and night?

If you are just getting started with your landscaping project, don’t forget to ask your landscaper to incorporate lighting into your design.

Here are 6 outdoor lighting ideas to consider for your landscaping project:

1. Highlighting

Place a spotlight at the base of something that you would like to highlight, like a tree or a decorative element. Adding this light will help to provide shape and form at the base of the feature. You can move the light closer or further away to achieve the desired highlight effect.

2. Silhouetting

Placing a spotlight behind a landscape feature such as a planter, evergreen shrubs, or trees with dense foliage will create a silhouetted object.

3. Path Lighting

This is achieved by lighting up entire pathways, steps, and obstacles, usually in a staggered pattern.

4. Up Lighting

This technique is ideal for featuring objects like trees, shrubs, and flower beds. Up lighting creates a stately appearance by adding contrasting shadow and light.

5. Down Lighting

This effect is achieved by attaching lights to a tree or structure and aiming the light down. Down lighting will create an illuminated area at the base of the structure it is attached to.

6. In Grade Lighting

This form of lighting is often installed at the base of a wall or another hardscape feature.

At Kerr and Kerr Landscaping, we have been helping clients make the most of their landscaping projects using lighting for over 25 years. If you have been thinking of adding lighting to your property, or you are envisioning a new landscaping project, reach out to us and we will be happy to help.

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    Outside lighting rejuvenates façades and outdoor spaces to life. Lighting has the ability to transform a whole physical outlook of the house. Thank you for sharing such useful and practical information regarding lighting ideas for a landscaping project.

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