A dark yard can be a safety issue (not to mention a pain!); you won’t be able to see who or what might have made that noise, and you certainly won’t be able to see well enough to enjoy that new patio that Above and Beyond CGM just installed. This is especially true in the winter months when it’s dark before you even get home from work.
Spring is just around the corner, the days are getting longer, and this means that the weather is warming up. We guarantee you’ll find yourself outside more during the day and into the night enjoying the warmer temperatures in these coming months, and we are here to light your way! Above and Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance is a full service landscaping company in Omaha and we are here with tips and suggestions for your outdoor lighting needs.
You learned about hardscaping in our last blog, and now we’re going to tell you all about nightscaping. It’s just what it sounds like – landscaping for nighttime, outdoor lighting. It can be a bit tricky, but our landscaping and hardscaping designing team are pros, and they can handle just about any vision you have in mind. Our team won’t hesitate to experiment with different lighting systems to figure out the perfect look and solution for you. To help get you started on the path to a well-lit outdoor space, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Use different types of light
This means you should use different types of light around the yard to capture certain areas that you want to see or want that you want others to be able to see at night. In order to do this, you can use spotlights and other lights that point upwards to highlight your yard’s best features
Symmetrical isn’t always best
If you are too symmetrical with your lighting, you’ll run the risk of looking as though you have your own mini airport! Balance is important, but consider scattering lights across the yard and not focusing them all in one place.
Use light on your walkways
By lighting the paths in your yard you will be able to see where you’re going. Infinitely important! No more tripping over baseball bats or slipping in puddles. Pathway lights will also lend their glow to off-path areas, providing a subtle highlight for your beautiful landscaping.
If you follow these three tips, you will see a great improvement in the beauty, value, and functionality of your yard and home.
Call Above and Beyond Ground Maintenance Today at (402) 208-8961!
If you liked our tips and need help putting them into action, then call Above and Beyond CGM. We want to help you make the most out of your yard, so that you can enjoy it all year around. If you have any questions about nightscaping, contact us at (402) 208-8961. Let’s get started today; spring is almost here!