So the bad news is that graying clumps of snow still dot yards, parking lots, and grassy median strips. But the good news is that we can see them, in broad daylight, when we leave work at 5 p.m. That means the days are getting longer.
And that means that warmer weather – spring weather – is right around the corner.
Before long, we’ll return to our patios and our decks to enjoy evenings with family, friends, and pleasant, even temperatures. And thanks to the following spring landscape lighting concepts, we won’t have to call it a night once the sun sets:
Take it one step at a time: Show your guests the way to a good time with professionally installed pathway lighting. Low-voltage LED options offer safe, secure navigation around your home and gardens, while also contributing to the visual appeal and atmosphere of your property. Similarly, staircase lighting – such as recessed strip lighting mounted underneath each riser – can prevent guests from taking a nasty spill, while adding class and dimension to your property.
Illuminate upward, downward – or a bit of both: Down lighting, or moonlighting, uses LED fixtures placed high in a tree canopy to illuminate structures below. The effect is a subtle, almost romantic, glow. Hidden from view, moonlighting can also aid in illuminating paths and walkways, and when properly installed, casts dynamic, dancing shadows upon the ground. Up-lighting, on the other hand, is created by placing fixtures at ground level, and training them upwards at landscape features to draw bold attention to a tree line, garden wall, or other architectural elements.
Accentuate the positive: Draw attention to your landscape’s most impressive hardscaping or water features with accent lighting. Waterfalls, for instance, can be lit from within to provide a soothing, ethereal glow, while spotlights or floodlights can showcase retaining walls, pergolas, patios, and more. Incorporate LED strip lighting under the railing of your deck or the cabinet of your outdoor kitchen for discreet, yet vibrant impact.
Make things easy on yourself: Landscape lighting technology has come a long way in the last 10 years. Access your LEDs when you need them. Implement motion sensors and security lighting for added safety measures around your home. Automated lighting systems place zoning and dimming controls at your fingertips, and can even allow you to add a splash of color to your next spring get-together with just one swipe of a smartphone.
Chesapeake Irrigation & Lighting specializes in spring landscape lighting solutions. Our state-of-the-art tech conserves energy while creating new aesthetics for your home. Our crews can customize any job, striking the perfect balance between fun and function. Not only that, but customers who sign up for an irrigation or lighting system install by April 1 will receive $250 off their bill.
Call us today at 410-987-2969 to shed some light on the savings you cannot afford to miss, or request a quote today.