Last updated 7 years ago
If your yard looks flat and dull, it may be time to breathe new life into it. Outdoor landscape lighting can transform your yard from bland to beautiful, casting your home in a warm, inviting glow.
Silver Moon Lighting has been illuminating homes across the Dallas, Plano, and Frisco areas for over 10 years, and below are some tips to turn your yard into an oasis:
- Put lights along a pathway or a garden walkway to create a safe and attractive way through your yard.
- Highlight special architectural features like columns or trellises by placing a fixture beneath them that will flood the structure with light.
- Outdoor lighting fixtures that are attached to the home can function as security lighting in addition to demarking areas like decks and patios where guests may be entertained any time of day.
- Position lights so that they illuminate bushes, trees, and other plants in way that adds texture and depth to hedging. Placing lights beneath or behind a plant can highlight its unique structure while lights placed higher within tree can cast dramatic patterns onto the grass below.
To complement and enhance the effects of your outdoor lighting, consider adding some aesthetic touches to your landscaping that can make your yard more exciting:
- Incorporate bird feeders, bird baths, and other accessories that may attract nature and fill your yard with the lively hum of wildlife.
- Adding water features to your yard like a small pond or fountain can create a calming and soothing sound perfect for springtime relaxation.
- Consider using plants that are suitable for your climate and soil type to ensure a beautiful blossom of foliage you can enjoy year-round.
For more information about how landscape lighting can bring new life to your yard, contact, contact Silver Moon Landscape and Architectural Light for a consultation. Our work can be found in the greater Dallas area including Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Richardson, Fairview, Lucas, Wylie, Prosper, Garland, Rowlett, The Colony, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Irving, Valley Ranch, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Highland Park and many other surrounding cities.
Call us today at (972) 525-8152 for a quote and to learn more about our free 3-night outdoor lighting demonstration.
Last updated 7 years ago
We've gotten some crazy winter weather in Dallas the last couple of weeks! Even though we may be cooped up inside or braving the icy roads, we have to admit that twinkling outdoor lights against the snow makes for a pretty enchanting sight.
Have you been able to enjoy your landscape lighting the last couple of weeks? Does the winter weather cast a different light on your home? Let us know!
Last updated 7 years ago
The differences between your home and yard and those down the street deserve to be highlighted and showcased, and a customized outdoor lighting plan can capture the unique features and layout of your property.
This article from Landscape Lighting World reminds us that “every yard is going to be different… so there aren’t any true template designs that can simply be picked up and applied to your specific setting.” But if you are considering installing outdoor lighting for your own home, consider some of the following suggestions for choosing the style of outdoor lighting that best fits your home and personal aesthetic:
Minimalist Approach: Providing just enough light to illuminate the home and property, a minimalist approach to landscape usually requires the least amount of fixtures to provide an understated but fully functioning lighting plan.
Statement Approach: To draw more attention to your home and yard, you may want to use a combination of spotlights, flood lights, and path lights to showcase your yard and a few outdoor spotlights to illuminate the exterior of your home. By training spotlights on certain areas of the home, you can strongly emphasize some features while the leaving the surrounding areas dark, which results in a look of dramatic high-contrast.
Natural Approach: Instead of focusing on creating a symmetrical design plan, highlight the important features of your property with lower wattage bulbs for a softer, more natural look. Positioning many light fixtures onto your home’s features can complement the natural balance of your outdoor lighting plan.
A landscape lighting professional can work with you and your home to develop a plan and combination of techniques to showcase your home and property. While you may be able to implement one of the approaches above on your own, “good outdoor lighting is a work of art, and should be designed to draw the eye to key parts of your outdoor area.”
Consult with one of the landscape lighting professionals at Silver Moon Lighting for more information about how a professional can translate a template into a customized design. If you live in the Allen, Frisco, Plano, or Dallas areas, call us today or visit us online.