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Landscape Lighting, Douglas Landscapes and Irrigation, Texas

Landscape Lighting Services

Your home is your pride and joy. Once you have laid down your lawn, planted your flower beds, and set up the barbecue on the back porch, you may think your work is done. There’s more though! Adding landscape lighting and garden lights is a great way to highlight your yard’s best features and make your home a safer place. Consider adding outdoor lighting for your next landscaping project to make your yard warm and beautiful. Here are five benefits of professional landscape lighting:

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Illuminate Your Outdoor Living Space

The living room does not have to be the only place in your home where you spend quality time with friends and family. Extend your living space outside! Your patio and backyard are perfect places to entertain guests, have meals, and spend time with the kids. Outdoor lighting adds illumination to your outdoor spaces making them usable at night. Outdoor lighting can add the right ambiance to your space whether you are with the family, or having a cup of tea alone before bed. You can even install outdoor lights that come with a dim feature. This will allow you to use brighter light when the kids are outside playing, and low light for romantic evenings with your spouse. Outdoor lights come in a variety of shapes and designs, making it easy to find lights that fit the other features of your home. From decorative to functional, you can’t go wrong with outdoor lighting.

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Highlight Your Landscaping Decor

By strategically placing outdoor lighting throughout your yard, you can highlight many of the features you already have. Guide people to your front door over paths and walkways with energy-efficient LED Technology. You can also use outdoor lighting to mark property lines, and create barriers to areas of the yard where you don’t want people to walk over. Outdoor lights are also an excellent way to show off special features in your yard. Place lights next to water features like fountains or ponds, or to spotlight trees.

Using lights throughout your flower beds will also show off all the beautiful colors, so that you can even enjoy your garden at night. Outdoor lights can be used overhead on porches, incorporated into railings or posts on staircases, or placed in the ground. 

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Enhance Property Value and Curb Appeal

Any addition to your home will increase your property value. The beauty of outdoor lighting is you will get an immediate return on your investment, while enjoying all the great benefits it will provide you and your family. According to the National Association of Home Builders, 41% of potential buyers rate outdoor lighting as an essential quality for their desired home, and 49% rated it as a desirable quality. By strategically placing outdoor lighting throughout your yard you can showcase the great features, and increase your curb appeal. Outdoor lights can also be used to highlight the special architectural features of your home. One technique that many designers use is the moonlight effect. With this design plan, light is soft and no brighter than that of a full moon, but still illuminates special outdoor spaces. You’ll make all your neighbors jealous with your unique and exquisite outdoor lighting!

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Keep Everyone Safe

Not only is outdoor lighting beautiful, it is also an excellent way to make your home a safer place for your family, friends, and any other guests that visit your property. As mentioned earlier, you can you use light posts to illuminate paths, walkways, and even your driveway. It is also important to put lights near any stairs, or uneven areas. The lights will guide people at night which will help prevent injuries from falling or twisting an ankle. This will also reduce the risk of passerby slipping and falling near your property, and suing you for damages. Consider installing outdoor lighting in high traffic areas like patios, decks, around the pool, and outdoor seating areas. By using outdoor lighting, you can keep you family safe while enjoying your yard at night.

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Landscape Lighting Deters Crime

One of the most important features of outdoor lighting is adding security to your home and deterring crime. According to most sources, burglary is the most common threat to your home, occurring every 13 seconds in the US. Flood lights are a good way to brighten dark nooks and crannies created by the design of your home. Guests will also feel more comfortable coming to your home at night if they can see a clear path to your front door and your porch is well-lit. Well maintained landscape lighting shows people that your home is well cared for, which can deter trespassing and theft. 

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