Beautify Your Home & Light Up Your Yard
Areas Where You Might Want to Install Outside Lighting
- Walkways, paths, and driveways
Lighting your front walk and/or driveway is inviting to visitors, helps discourage intruders, and adds safety for anyone approaching your home.
- Pools and hot tubs
- Gazebos, Arbors & Trellises
- Decks, Docks and Boardwalks
Use downlighting to light the walkways for safety. If your deck or dock has any built-in seating, a soft overheard, downward-aimed light can make the seating more inviting, or use under-seat downlighting for a dramatic effect. Waterproof lighting underneath a dock, aimed at the water, will attract marine life and make your dock a great observation point to watch the fish.
- Gardens and Flowerbeds
You can use ground lighting to outline the flowerbed and uplighting to highlight shrubs or large plants.
Use uplighting to highlight the tree canopy or the texture of its bark. Trees will reflect the light back into your yard, as well.
- Garden ponds, Fountains, and Birdbaths
Any place that your yard has water is a great place for special lighting effects. Soft colored lights can add a particularly dramatic effect, but don't neglect plain white lights to catch the sparkles and reflections from the water.
Bounce a floodlight off the fence for a dramatic look as well as increased security.