If you are looking for landscaping ideas, you've come to the right place. Here are some ideas that might inspire you to create a picture-perfect front- and backyard.
If you are not comfortable with doing the landscaping and the lighting yourself, work with a landscape company that also does lighting. Before you hire somebody to do the work, look at the company's portfolio of past jobs that the company has done. One of the benefits of using professionals is that they will have the training and the experience to give your landscape a unique look. In addition, you won't have to do dangerous work like climbing on tall ladders and working with potentially hazardous electrical situations.
The Front Yard
If the front yard already has large trees, consider having professionals trim them in an artistic manner. The trimmed trees will look even more dramatic when lighting is strategically placed to show the trees off.
Another way to use lighting in your front yard landscaping is to direct light onto your house address numeral. For instance, a hanging piece of flagstone with a brass bird and brass numerals will certainly show best when it has lighting as part of the design.
If you have a pathway leading to your front porch or to your front door, lighting will enhance that pathway. It will also add a safety feature. Think of selecting floral metal lights that will be spaced about every three to six feet apart. For instance, illuminated dark green metal tulips would be a unique way to light the pathway.
You'll more than likely want to repeat the tree trimming and the lighting in your backyard, too. However, there are more ways that you can add interest and drama to your backyard landscaping.
For example, if you have decided to have statuary as part of your backyard landscaping, the workers from the lighting company will know just how to showcase the statues. The same goes for a tiered water fountain if you have chosen that as the focal point of your backyard landscaping. Lights surrounding the fountain will be beautiful. Consider having lights that change their color as part of the design.
Lighting to focus on things like decorative boulders, pots, bedding plants and hanging plants will also beautify your backyard landscape. If you have chosen to have a tiered garden, the landscape lighting service will emphasize that portion of your backyard, too.