There’s no better time than summer to spruce up your backyard. When you spend time outside entertaining family and friends, you’ll need adequate outdoor lighting to illuminate your yard. Whether you’re relaxing outside on your patio or want to use lights to add ambiance to trees, shrubs, and distinctive landscaping, outdoor lighting can serve these purposes, while at the same time adding beauty and character to your home. Here are some great ideas and options to really brighten up and enhance your patio.
- Installing LED Lights: Use ledges to hang your strings of LED lights. These lights are the same as Christmas lights, but by using the clear bulbs, you’ll create an enchanting atmosphere that stays in style all year long.
- Installing Rope Lights: Run a string along the route you want to place your rope lights to use as a reference. If you are choosing to drape your rope lights, use the cup hooks to hang the lights. Now that you know where they are going, you are ready to put them together.
- Battery Operated Candles: The beauty of utilizing candles that don’t need a match is that they can be placed outside regardless of the weather. Where the slightest breeze may blow a regular candle out, the battery-operated variety will stay lit all night long.
Well Lit Homes Add Curb Appeal
The most obvious advantage to outdoor lighting is the enhancement of your home’s overall appearance. Outdoor lighting highlights architectural features of your home, and adds drama to your landscaping. A well-lit home also presents a cared for impression to the entire neighborhood. In contrast to a dark and drab home, your illuminated home will appear warm and inviting and draw people in. Landscape lighting makes your house stand out and boosts its curb appeal at night.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS FOR YOUR SUMMER LANDSCAPING NEEDS
Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.