Fall is a perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and the last of the outdoor season in Lancaster, PA. Having an outdoor lighting system installed is a must-do for making the most use of outdoor living areas. Why limit the fun to the day time hours? Properly installed outdoor lighting provides the ability for nighttime entertaining, safer walkways, and a more secure home overall as a well-lit home deters potential intruders. Moreover, outdoor lighting allows the beauty of landscaping jobs to be enjoyed at nighttime, adding value to a property as the fall days grow shorter. These are all crucial selling points for the installation of different types of lighting this time of year. Depending on the type of job being done, consider proposing these lighting possibilities to your clients this fall.
Outdoor lighting is a necessity for any modern entertaining space. Patios, kitchens, pools, hot tubs, fire pits, and so on all need adequate lighting to be enjoyed in the evening. Patios and kitchens would do well with added wall lighting, like sconces. You could also add pole lighting, which adds a classic “park” feel to finished spaces. For pools and hot tubs, add pole or path lighting around the perimeter. To illuminate a space where there’s a fire pit, stick to low-to-the-ground landscape lighting that will not be damaged by any heat from the fire. It’s also best to keep any lights a safe distance from the fire pit area, about 15 feet.
Landscape lighting helps clients get a better value on their landscaping as they can enjoy the look of their outdoor space at night as well as the day. One classic idea is to install lighting on pillars at the edge of the property near the street. You can install pole lighting or ground lights depending on the look the client is going for.
Another great spot for landscape lighting is near plantings, especially with larger plants and small trees like topiaries or Japanese maples. Lighting for landscape features is a must for an upscale look, such as if you’re looking to illuminate water features, fountains, or the boundaries of a fence. Specialty landscaping for the fall is definitely complemented when accompanied by lighting as it adds pops of color even at nighttime. Mums, marigolds, and pumpkins will stick out when illuminated by basic lighting.
Of course, lighting up the walkway to the entrance of the house, as well as the driveway, is a common request by homeowners when selecting lighting. As the fall brings rain, lots of leaves, and eventually snow and ice, illuminating walkways and driveways is important for a safer home as it can prevent slips and falls. In addition to being safer, it also adds a polished and professional look to any home. There’s a wide variety of lighting options for this purpose, including pole lamps, in-ground fixtures, or hanging lantern style lights. This can add value and curb appeal to any home.
Get prepared for the fall, and perfect your landscaping jobs with lighting for all outdoor spaces. Watson Supply Inc. has a range of lighting options for fulfilling your clients’ needs.