A well illuminated garden pops out the architectural features of your home and enhances its appearance when the sun goes down. It kind of extends your house outside and makes it more pleasurable to sit on the patio, or walk in the front or backyard.
With proper outdoor lighting, you can highlight the best areas and the interesting elements of your landscape, or point to your favorite trees or plants. The pathways and steps outside can be well defined, and it also creates a sense of safety at night.
Plan for outdoor lighting once you are through with the landscaping of your garden. There are numerous modern lighting fixtures and techniques to make your garden as appealing in the night as it is during the day.
But before you start buying the fixtures, decide the purpose of lighting. Are you trying to set up a particular mood like soft, romantic, moonlight, or should the appearance be warm and welcoming, or is it only for safety purposes?
Next, survey your garden and identify the locations where you need lighting. If possible, get the exact measurements for whichever object you plan to light up and understand the way they absorb or reflect the light.
The objects could be shrubs or trees, benches, fountains, statues or any other decoration. Floor lighting for your garden adds to the environment. Ensure to include all the walls, corners and the shadowy areas for home security and safety reasons.