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Atlanta, Georgia has great weather, particularly during the spring and summer months. That may mean that you intend to spend more time outdoors and in your garden. As the weather really heats up, the evening hours may be the best time to be outside, but not if you don’t have enough light. You’ll need light to ensure that you and any guests in your home are not tripping over roots, plants, or any other items that you keep in the yard. In other words, you’ll need outdoor landscape lighting.

Outdoor Landscape Lighting [infographic]

Flooded With Light

Flooding your outdoor space with light may be a bit extreme. In the old style of outdoor landscape lighting, designers bathed a property in light. But today, the emphasis is on restraint and purposeful lighting. Light should be used to accent and highlight your landscaping, not to light up the entire area. That may mean that you just put in path lights or that you add deck lights and bench lights to illuminate the areas you will be using, and then just add a few well-placed lights to highlight interesting parts of your landscaping.

Even if your goal is to flood the area with light so that the risk of accidental trips and falls is limited, keep the type of lighting that you want in mind. Certain lights can provide a gentle glow that illuminates a large area. Others are used for accent lighting that draws attention to a particular area of your yard or a unique element. Adding small lights to illuminate the stairs to your porch or backyard deck can go a long way towards improving safety.

Evaluate Your Preferences

Think about the goals that you set and the type of setting that you want to create. They will inevitably impact your outdoor landscape lighting. Identify the feeling that you want for your yard. For example, if you want to create a romantic and gentle atmosphere in your backyard garden, then moon lighting might be an appropriate solution. If your goals are more about safety and security, then you may find that down lighting is more appropriate.

Different types of lights and various techniques can create a wide range of results. No two homes are alike, and each job we do is as unique as you are. While you may want to decide what feeling or atmosphere you most want to achieve, it is possible to really customize your lights. If you are concerned about security but also want a romantic glow, we can do that. Our first priority is to get to know you and your lighting needs. Only then can we produce a lighting design that works for your unique needs.

Consider Safety

No matter what atmosphere you want to create, outdoor landscape lighting is not limited to a particular feeling or effect. It should also improve the safety of your home and garden. One important safety concern when you spend time outdoors is adequate path lights.

Path lights are placed along the sidewalk or any other path that you have in your yard. They are spaced with safety in mind and offer assurance that you and your guests can see clearly, even when you are staying out in the garden after the sun sets.

Unique Design

Putting in lights can help improve the safety and beauty of your front and back yard. Depending on the type of feeling that you want to create, the best lighting options for your goals can vary. We recommend lights based on your preferences and the goals that you set so that you can get the look and safety standards that you want and expect.