How to Create a Plan for Your Landscape Lighting

With summer peeking its head around the corner, the days of spending your nights outside on the patio or in the backyard are fastly approaching. Are you sick of not being able to see your lovely property while you sit outside — or even the face of the person you’re talking to? With the installation of landscape lighting, you’ll be able to have the perfectly illuminated yard of your dreams!

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Why Do You Want Landscape Lighting?

Think about why you want outdoor lighting on your property? Do you want to have an illuminated patio so you can entertain guests at night? Do you want to create a guide for your eyes along all of the walkways in your backyard? Or maybe you just want some accent lighting around the property to highlight key features like certain plants, areas of the patio, or the pool? Whatever your reason is, write them down so you can clearly communicate this to your electrician.

Create a Blueprint

Having a sketched blueprint of your yard is needed to identify where new lighting should be placed. Draw up a basic layout of the property with any existing lighting, patio furniture, trees, bushes, gardens, and any objects of significant size. Put accurate measurements of each area and item in your blueprint so the right amount of lighting and its placement can be assessed.

Where to Place Landscape Lighting

Once you have your blueprint drawn up, go over it with your electrician. They will be able to offer their professional advice and opinion of which type of lighting to install and where to install them. Communicate with your electrician about areas you would like to highlight and how bright you would like these areas to be. For example, you can opt to have some lights placed underneath trees and shrubbery for a softer illumination.

 

For those who love to spend time in their backyards, installing landscape lighting will allow you to enjoy this space long after the sun goes down! When you want to transform your yard into a showcase for your plants or a nightly hangout spot, contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. To learn more about landscape lighting or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-8198.

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