The focal points of your landscaping will be those plants, elements, and structural pieces that you want to draw attention to at night.
Accentuate the Artistic
Lighting up those focal points around your home that are unique, like a fountain or outdoor sculpture, is a great way to boost your home’s overall look. These artistic pieces are usually quite special, making it even more important to light them up at night for more enjoyment. There is no reason why an artistic piece should ever be left in the dark. Adding light to these elements often changes their overall look and effect as well.
Create Destinations within Your Space
Many homeowners who invest in landscaping and outdoor lighting also have an expansive outdoor living area with multiple sub-spaces. We use various lighting techniques to help accentuate these communal places. Well lit outdoor living areas are often used to host dinner parties or enjoy a drink with the family after work. Choosing to draw attention to these areas as an outdoor focal point allows you to pull double duty in illuminating the space on a practical level.
Be Bold with Boundaries
A few well-placed lights here and there around the boundary of your yard can help complete the overall appearance of your property. Uplighting a large tree at the back corner can broaden the expanse and space included within your yard. Adding lights to a gate or entryway can also prove to be extremely helpful in keeping your property secure.
Focus on Specimen Trees
Showcasing the beautiful trees in your yard is often a great way to elevate your landscaping. Without lighting, trees are easily missed at night, leaving large dark spots in areas around your home. Deciduous trees are those that change throughout the year depending on the season, providing a wonderful change in color throughout the year. In the spring, they will feature beautiful buds and delicate flowers, while the summer will showcase full foliage. Come fall and winter, the tree will change again, which helps create an interesting focal point around your home no matter what time of year.