Landscape Lighting In The Garden

Types and Tips For Lighting Your Garden

About Garden Lighting

Here is a way to add a whole new dimension to your Garden, try adding various types of lighting to your landscape. Garden Lighting allows your gardens to be showcased at night as well as during the day. If you have invested a lot of time and money into your gardens then you want to show them off! There is no better way than by installing various types of Garden Lighting. This will highlight certain areas of your garden that you are extra proud of; perhaps it’s a statue or a water fountain.

Deck with lights turned on

You can install garden lights for many different purposes. Theycan be purely a visual function or they can be simply for security reasons. You can install lights directly into your pavers to light up your walkways or you can incorporate freestanding lights to guide the way through your property.


Security Lighting

Security Lighting

Security lighting is a very popular type of garden lighting, perhaps the most popular. It allows you to light up your walkways, pathways, driveways, porches and patios during the night so as to provide your home with greater security. This type of lighting comes in so many varieties; you can use timers and sensors, all in the plight to increase the security of your home, for your family and visitors.

Safety Lights

Safety lighting allows you to install lights directly into your pavers or concrete pathways, so as family and guests have a clear view of getting from one place to another, for example; getting from the car in your driveway to the front door. You will be at ease knowing that the safety lighting will reduce the risk of anyone injuring themselves at night, trying to get around your property.
Light up your Walkways

Flood Lights

Flood Lights

Flood lighting is generally used to light up specific areas of your property. They can be used to light up the front of the house, or to light up the backyard for a party. Floodlights require the use of heavy-duty lighting, so as to achieve the desired effect. Floodlights can also be used to light up a particular feature in your garden, perhaps a statue or a water fountain.

Ambience Lighting

Ambience lighting is achieved with the use of various small, low voltage lights which function more as a visual addition to your landscape at night. They allow you to create a certain feel to your gardens, by lighting up various areas of your property. It is also often referred to as mood lighting; it creates a sense of calmness and serenity to your landscaped areas.

Ambience Lighting

Feature Lighting

Feature Lighting As the name implies, feature lighting is used to highlight specific features in your gardens. You may want to light up a waterfall, pond, fountain, a tree or perhaps a statue. The addition of lighting allows your special features to be seen and appreciated at night as well as during the day. If you have taken the time to include such features in your gardens then you will want them to be seen 24 hours a day, rather than just during daylight hours.

Tips for Lighting Your Garden

  • Use a combination of up lighting, side lighting and down lighting to create appeal and to highlight your gardens.
  • Use standard voltage lights for larger areas and security purposes, and use low voltage to highlight smaller areas.
  • Shine the most light on your doorways to provide safe guidance for visitors.
  • Also light up your pathways and walkways for safety.
  • Don’t over do it with garden lighting for it can become too much, go for subtle lighting.
  • If lighting up a feature, light from three directions so as to give it a three dimensional look, rather than using one bright light.
  • Always purchase quality fittings and accessories, for you want them to be durable.
  • Use timers to light up the gardens at night, providing an excellent security device for when the house may be empty.
  • It may be a good idea to consult a lighting design professional for the best type of plan for your garden needs.