When the sun goes down, and you need extra illumination in your yard, flipping on the floodlight can be too bright. What if there was a way to have gentle, ambient lighting that doesn’t ruin the cozy atmosphere of your yard? Actually, there is! Grosse Ile Lawn Sprinkler and Fertilization provides outdoor landscape lighting to give your yard added beauty and greater safety.
Why Get Ambient Outdoor Lighting For Your Yard
The Cozy Factor
Decks, patios, and gazebos are wonderful places to relax outdoors in the evening. Unfortunately, many yards become so dark that it’s difficult to see what you’re doing – especially if you have company. Outdoor lighting extends the usage you’ll get out of your hardscaping feature. With outdoor landscaping lights, you can have enough light to read by, entertain guests, and see clearly when you decide to call it a night and head inside. We can create customized lighting and place them strategically, so they compliment your garden and blend seamlessly with the landscape.
Safety And Security
Even though we think we know to watch out for a step or avoid banging out toes, we make mistakes. High-traffic areas like walkways, sidewalks, entryways, or garages become very dark after sunset. In which case, we can injure ourselves and make it difficult for guests to find their way. With landscape lighting, you and your visitors can have peace of mind knowing they can navigate your home and see where they’re going. This is especially important if you have water features like a pond or in-ground pool. You don’t need someone tripping and falling.
The English have a saying that something can be “safe as houses.” Unfortunately, our homes are not always safe. In addition to providing safety, landscape lighting also provides security. This could take the form of strategically placed floodlights with motion detectors or small lights throughout the yard so you can see if there’s someone up to mischief on your property. And while it’s not a guarantee against trespassers or break-ins, the more lighting on your property, the less likely a vandal or burglar will choose you as a target. The last thing someone who’s up to no good wants is to have attention drawn to them.
Many outdoor lighting options are either solar-powered or rely on LED bulbs, which means you won’t cringe at the energy bill each month. Solar-powered lights and lanterns will collect their energy during the day – you don’t have to flip a switch, press a button, or point a remote! They’ll do their thing and illuminate your yard beautifully. Plus, they’ll automatically detect when to turn on so they can extend their power through the evening. And if you go with an LED option, you can expect those bulbs to last about 25,000 hours at least. And if the energy savings weren’t enough: LED bulbs do not attract bugs because they do not emit infrared light! Pretty neat!
LEDs Have Evolved
When LED bulbs were first introduced to the mass market, you didn’t have many options. You were pretty much stuck with a bluish “natural” light that mimicked the sun. Not a great option for subtle outdoor lighting. LEDs have come a long way since then. As mentioned earlier, you could have multicolored bulbs for a fun summer hangout pad. You can get dimmable bulbs to set the mood for outdoor dining. You can even have bulbs that mimic the flicker and movement of the candlelight for a more traditional look. The versatility of outdoor lighting is truly marvelous and can be adapted to any space, from flower beds to patio areas.
Added Market Value
Whether you’re planning on staying in your home forever or planning to sell it, curb appeal plays a major role in the price of your home. In fact, it can affect a home’s selling price by as much as 14%. People want to feel comforted and invited when they step onto a property. Charming Edison bulbs, lanterns, or built-in hardscape lighting can sway their opinion in your favor.
Find Outdoor Lighting Installation Near Grosse Ile
Create a cozy and safer yard this year with ambient outdoor lighting from Grosse Ile Lawn Sprinkler and Fertilization. We service communities in the Downriver area, providing your home or business with customized landscape lighting options. We also offer holiday lighting that we’ll install, take down, and store once the season is over. To learn more, give us a call at (734) 285-4470, or you can leave us a message online. Be sure to check out our monthly blog for more tips on lawn care and ideas for landscaping. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest deals and offers!