Avoiding Three Garden Lighting Mistakes
Summer is nearly here, and we all know that this is the time to entertain family and friends and continue festivities into the evening. As the sun sets and the evening develops, the party continues until the lights are turned out! Here are three traps to avoid while creating the perfect lighted landscape.
Inability to Plan and Compare
You will fail if you do not prepare! Garden design requires planning. Discover your garden areas and what you want to accomplish with each one. This will give you a better idea of the kind of lighting you’ll require. Dimmer lights, for example, are available for ambience, while brighter lights are available for outdoor cooking and other garden entertaining occasions.
Not Investigating Features
Lights are smarter than ever before, so take advantage of this when picking which lights to buy and install in your yard and around your home’s exteriors. For example, a bright white light is perfect for your driveway, but ambient lantern lights are ideal for social settings. If you want fewer leads and more options, look into solar-powered lights. Dimmer controls and remote controllers are also useful.
Failure to Take Color into Consideration
White and yellow light have vastly distinct colours and hence elicit quite different feelings. Some people choose to mix and match different coloured lights in their landscape design, but others prefer to keep them all the same. Consider if you want matching colours if you’re integrating different lights in different areas of your landscape.