Turn on the Light.
I have seen many gorgeous gardens fall off the radar at night. Beautiful and breathtaking by day once the sun sets they become black holes. Which is why, when I design gardens, I always recommend landscape lighting – it allows your garden to be a source of enjoyment even after the sun has gone down.
Imagine sitting in your living room looking out at a beautiful specimen tree which is uplit so the branches seem to shimmer. Now imagine looking out that same window and seeing only darkness. Picture a romantic dinner on the patio with soft mood lighting versus having to turn on the outdoor floodlights.
As a garden designer I appreciate the fact that landscape lighting shows off my work but there are other benefits. Safety and security issues can be addressed with landscape lighting in ways that are effective but not disruptive. And, like a good landscape, a well-designed lighting design adds value to your home.
Recent advances in LED technology allow for the use of light bulbs which combine longer life, lower cost of operation and consumption with true color rendition – gone are the days of blue lights. Newer LEDS boast a warm white light perfect for landscapes.
One of the most exciting features of landscape lighting is that it can be easily expanded. Start with uplighting a specimen tree or add soft path lighting to your front door. A good lighting design will be able to seamlessly integrate any future additions.
One word of caution: be sure to hire a qualified lighting professional. We are fortunate to work with companies that are the best in the industry. Please contact The Captured Garden for more information.