Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying your yard and outdoor living space all summer. But summer is drawing to a close, and we are well on our way towards crisp fall days and early nights. Does that mean you’re done using your yard and enjoying your beautiful landscaping? Of course not! But the days are going to be getting shorter as we move towards the end of the year. You may have to add something to your landscaping to make your yard usable all year long: outdoor lighting!
Outdoor lighting adds to the visual appeal of your home. With properly installed outdoor lighting, you can highlight the unique elements or architectural features of your home and add additional curb appeal. No matter how beautiful your home is, it won’t have the maximum curb appeal if people can’t see the beautiful features.
Adding outdoor lighting to your landscaping is also a great way to increase the functionality of your space. Right now, you have access to your outdoor areas until pretty late at night since the sun sets later, but that won’t be the case as we move into fall and winter. If you want to be able to use your outdoor kitchen or living space all year, installing outdoor lighting will make that a reality. There are lots of styles to choose from to make the best functional use of your space.
If your hesitation about outdoor lighting is that you’re envisioning bathing your whole yard in the glare of harsh floodlights, fear not. There are so many lighting options to choose from that you are sure to find something that meets your needs. You can do low-key mood lighting around your umbrella, soft pathway lights through your garden, or even customizable LED lights positioned to highlight key features. You are sure to find something that fits your aesthetic.
Besides the reasons listed above, safety and security are major reasons people consider installing outdoor lighting. A well-lit yard, especially pathways, will help prevent people from tripping over your hardscaping and falling. Making sure people can see where they are walking will protect your family and guests. Lighting in yards and around entry points has also been shown to decrease the likelihood of crime, since criminals can’t hide their activities from view. Finally, making sure that your house is lit, especially the house number, makes it easy for guests or emergency services to find your home.
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For the past ten years, Edwards Lawn and Home, located in Linthicum Heights, MD has been offering premier residential and services to improve your property all year long. The options are endless from a new patio to a backyard fire pit, let the winners of Angie’s List Super Service Award serve you! If you’re interested in finding out more about our services or getting a quote, you can contact us online or give us a call at 443-341-6539. For more information about our services or DIY tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube and Houzz.