Now that the spring is upon us and you’ve made it a point to begin making your outdoor landscapes beautiful to entertain your friends and family, it’s time to start looking at the many options you have to add that special something to your backyard to make it truly gorgeous and unique. Aside from spring cleaning — which can involve complete landscapes measures) and the installation or maintenance to existing hardscapes (such as fire pits or outdoor kitchens and barbeques), you’d be astounded how the proper outdoor lighting will make your yard areas all the more welcoming to guests!
Summertime may be the very best time to enjoy the hot weather and to sunbathe, barbeque, or go swimming, but in the spring you don’t have to keep everyone indoors when the sun dips and nights cool off. On those warmer spring nights, having proper lighting installed around key areas of your outdoor landscape will keep your friends and family comfortable and retain that homey feel, even when the night comes. When it comes to outdoor lighting, there are many options. To cover larger terrain throughout your yard, floodlights and spotlights provide both safety and a convenience in the dark, not to mention the added security of having your yard well-lit day or night. Strategically installing smaller pathlights around any hardscapes or garden areas are not only atmospheric, but ideal for added safety for families with younger children — plus, you can pick and choose the number of pathlights you feel most comfortable with, so it’s also an economical way to add some erridance to your landscape without breaking the bank.
If economic concerns play a part in your outdoor lighting options, or if you would like the added mobility of switching out the placement of the lights, lanterns and string lights are always a fun idea — particularly for entertaining. Both lanterns and string lights come in almost endless varieties of colors, sizes, shapes, and styles, making them easy to blend and match with your outdoor motif or existing hardscapes. Plus, you can always change-up the areas being lit: with lanterns, you’ll be able to try a few different spots on your deck or patio to find where your yard is in most need of better lights, and with string lights, you can always switch them out during the year for seasonal options.
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For more information about outdoor lighting, irrigation, and drainage for your Maryland home, call Aqua-Bright today at 410-489-9009 or take a tour of our website. We offer top notch irrigation services from seasoned professionals. You can follow Aqua-Bright Irrigation & Illumination on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn for more updates and information about our illumination and irrigation services! For examples of our work, check us out on Pinterest, too.