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August 2014

Landscape Lighting and nightscaping

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Since many of us are working hard and putting in long hours on the job, we often don’t get a chance to see our homes until after dark. Soft lighting in a dark outdoor environment is nothing short of magic. It provides a warm, inviting ambiance that beckons us outdoors. It creates mood, romance, and drama. It adds interest and intrigue to any setting. A growing number of homeowners are capturing this magic in their gardens through “nightscaping,” one of the hottest trends in outdoor home improvement today.

Lighting can be one of the most important aspects of landscape and hardscape design, yet it is often overlooked or underdone. Proper outdoor lighting design allows you to highlight focal points and hide eyesores. It can also be used to enhance safety and security, to accent special trees or plantings, and to create a festive atmosphere for outdoor entertaining.

Landscape lights also serve a number of needs, from letting you walk safely down a flagstone path at night, to giving you a place to spend time with your family after school and work. Outdoor lights even deter burglars and reduce crime. Yet for homeowners, choosing which areas to light can be a challenge. Here at Richmond’s Landscape Construction we have professionals that can give you expert tips for lighting different areas of the landscape.

Richmond’s knows that landscape lighting is more than just shining some direct light at a walkway or up a tree. Not only are there techniques and methods for creating ambiance with lights, but some sometimes we even prefer to accent the architecture of the home rather than the trees or walkways or patio areas. Home lighting gives you the chance to highlight architectural features like pillars or columns, or enjoy the shadow play of lights on the craggy surface of stone veneer. Your home is beautiful and we want to help you show off all of it’s features.

If you are looking to do some lighting to your home, please contact us so we can give you suggestions on what type of lighting may work best for your home. We also sell lighting sets and will be offering discounts all fall!

Where to install Outdoor Lighting

Patio Lighting
Pathway and Step Lights
Deck Lighting
Backyard Lighting
Patio Cover Lighting
Driveway Lights
Pond Lights and Lighting
Lighting Ideas for Swimming Pools