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What is the Purpose of Landscape Lighting?

Adding lighting to your landscape is a great way to enhance it. When it comes to landscape lighting, there are several options to choose from, ranging from spotlights and floodlights to garden lights and bollard lights.


Landscape lighting in Sonoma County will transform your landscape into a relaxing retreat once darkness engulfs the area and will also provide illumination for it. Here are some reasons to add lighting to your landscape.

Enhances Security and Safety

Many people enjoy taking a leisurely stroll in their backyard after a satisfying dinner. Taking a walk in a dimly-lit landscape could be dangerous. You could fall or trip and get injured. Snakes, spiders, and other dangerous creatures make treetops and shrubs their home. If you accidentally step on these creatures or if they cross your path, they may attack you. Home intruders and burglars love dimly-lit landscapes as they have several areas where they could hide without being noticed, waiting for the right opportunity to strike. Installing landscape lighting will enhance safety and security. Landscape lighting will illuminate every area in your landscape. When taking a walk in a well-lit landscape, you are less likely to suffer a trip, slip, or fall. Motion detector lights sense movement and will illuminate your entire garden or highlight a particular area when a person walks through your yard.

Significantly Enhances the Features of Your Property

When properly positioned, landscape lighting can highlight the landscaping decor, accentuating its beauty. LED or low-voltage lights can be used to highlight architectural elements, trees, specimen shrubs and water features. You can place lights near your flower beds to show off their colors at any time of day.

Extends Your Living Space

When used correctly, landscape lighting can extend your living space. Lit pathways to a patio or firepit will add a warm feeling to your backyard. You can use landscape lights to guide your guests through the key elements of your landscape. Landscape lighting will add warmth, helping create an inviting and pleasing environment. Here are some ways to use lighting in your landscape to enhance your living space:

  1. Install floodlights facing up to highlight architectural features, trees, and signs.

  2. Install spotlights facing down to simulate moonlight and provide security to the designated area.

  3. Install path lights along sidewalks and driveways to safely lead people from one area to another.

  4. Use specialty lights such as flickering lights, string lights, and underwater lights to create a special mood and highlight water features.

Gardenworks is a leading landscape design company in Sonoma County. We have years of experience transforming ordinary landscapes into something extraordinary. To make an appointment, call (707) 857-2050.

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