Landscape lighting – the magic of light in the garden design
Landscape lighting is a typical element of modern garden design. During the day the garden reveals wonderful garden statues, bright colors and great shapes.
We need a carefully planned garden lighting to be able to enjoy the beauty of the garden at the dark part of the day.
A cleverly designed garden lighting will add unique charm to the outdoor area and the lights outside create new forms and a magical atmosphere.
This effect is, sometimes, difficult to be achieved, but it is worth always trying.
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Landscape lighting, including outdoor lighting of buildings is consisted of a system of lighting fixtures and the goal is to achieve the best effect without interfering the growth of flowers and trees.
In addition, outdoor lighting should be perfectly safe for the occupants of the garden – people, pets, garden animals and birds.
Landscape lighting should be designed with taste and the right place of the lighting fixtures should be carefully thought of. Very few amateur gardeners undertake such projects by themselves.
Most people trust to well-trained professionals – a landscape architect, electrical engineer, some engineers.
Landscape lighting combines practicality and art
Once you have decided that your outdoor area needs a landscape lighting you need to figure out which areas have to be illuminated.
The areas with a lot of traffic, for example, playgrounds, garden paths, decks, entrances of the house must be well-lit in the evening and at night.
Do not forget that when you design your garden lights, you must do your best to keep flowers and all the other elements of garden decorations.
The entrance should be well lit at all cost. There are several options for it – great lighting fixtures, lamps, lanterns. You can choose something as per your taste and your budget.
The stairs to the garden and the backyard of your house should be well lit in the evenings as well. Here you can combine the lights with various flowerpots and achieve an interesting look, not only at night but also during the day.
If you want to emphasize a particular object in the garden, set a direct light.
For example, you direct the light beam at the pergola, the fountain or the gazebo, they will become the showpieces in your garden at night.