Have you ever stumbled because you couldn’t see while walking up to your house at night? Or perhaps you’ve suffered complaints from countless delivery persons who’ve said your house is too difficult to spot at night? Maybe you’ve had guests trip coming up the walkway stairs, or you lose all connection with your backyard once daylight savings time comes around? These are all common problems that become exacerbated when the days get shorter and the nights are longer. Luckily, you don’t have to be content with trudging it out in the darkness until springtime. With some landscape lighting or nightscaping, you can see your home in a whole new light!
Add Aesthetic Value
After doing so much work in the spring and summer to make your yard look its best, it seems counterintuitive just to watch it all fade into the darkness during the fall and winter. Landscaping and hardscaping aren’t just for the warmer months. By utilizing landscape lighting, you can add aesthetic value to your yard even after the sun goes down.
Thoughtful and well-planned nightscaping can accentuate your landscaping or hardscaping design while adding delightful ambiance. You can make your home really stand out by highlighting the focal points of your yard, such as trees, gardens, ponds, fountains, or gazebos. Adding tasteful landscape lighting brings your home to life at night. It could make you the envy of the neighborhood.
Extend the Enjoyment
Nightscaping makes all areas of your yard more accessible, which means you don’t have to move inside the moment the sun goes down. Landscape lighting can illuminate the path to a fire pit or heated gazebo. The outside of your home will become just as warm and inviting as the inside, which means you can enjoy it for a longer period of time.
There are many different colors and customizations for the lights as well. During the winter, you can put your holiday cheer on full display and set your home and yard aglow with festive colors. In the summer, you can barbecue and entertain guests outside long into the night without having to worry about it getting too dark to see. Just make sure you stock up on bug spray!
Provide Additional Safety
Landscape lighting makes your yard safer both for you and your visitors. Lit walkways and stairs allow guests to safely make their way from their car to your door at night. Homes with limited outside visibility can seem dreary and uninviting. Illuminating the way makes people feel safe and welcomed.
In addition to making your home more visible and accessible to guests, the increased lighting can be a deterrent for burglars. Trespassers are more likely to avoid a house with a well-lit exterior because they can be easily spotted without the cover of darkness. Nightscaping also allows you to see if any undesirable animals are roaming around your yard at night – such as skunks, foxes, raccoons, or even bears – which can be especially useful for those with cats or dogs.
Landscape Lighting in NJ
Remember, nightscaping needs just as much thought and planning as normal landscaping or hardscaping. Consult with a professional to figure out the layout that serves the most function while also effectively highlighting the important and attractive focal points of your home and yard. You will also need to consider the power source of the lights. Simple lighting can be efficiently solar powered, but more intensive lighting projects may need additional electrical wiring.
Carefree Landscaping has been installing beautiful landscape lighting in NJ for years. We put all our efforts into creating and maintaining exceptional “dreamscapes” that our clients can enjoy all year round. Give us a call today to find out how our landscape design experts can give your home a luxurious ambiance that you can enjoy well into the night!