Benefits of Landscape LightingLandscape lighting is a smart investment. It is one of the most dramatic improvements you can make for your home. When professionally installed, it delivers the following benefits:
- Beauty. Landscape lighting can accentuate the architectural details of your home and highlight certain features of your landscape, be it the fountain in your courtyard, the water streaming from the spillways, etc. With Riverview Landscaping, the beauty of your exterior is still visible in the dark.
- Security. Landscape lighting deters thieves from entering your property, because there will be no dark areas in your yard.
- Safety. No more stumbling over steps after the sun goes down. A well-lit property deters accidents; residents and visitors can safely navigate around the yard at night.
- Function. It allows you to enjoy your outdoor living spaces well in the evening.
Types of Landscape LightingTo make your landscape more beautiful and useful, we may integrate one or more types of lighting, including:
- Bollards. These are used to light walkways and driveways.
- In-ground. This is mounted flush in soil or on concrete.
- Bullet lights. A type of floodlight, bullet lights help direct the light beams.
- Spread and diffused. The lights create a broad pattern, making them ideal for use in pathways and flower beds.
- Floodlights. These are high-powered lights that can be used to highlight a large object or to direct attention to objects from a distance.
Our Landscape Lighting TechniquesLandscape lighting is an art, and, at Riverview Landscaping, we believe that the perfect landscape combines beauty and function. We have an arsenal of outdoor lighting techniques that we use to make your property "shine" in the dark:
- Uplighting. This technique involves the positioning of light to shine upwards. We use this to highlight focal points.
- Downlighting. Lights are shone down onto objects below. Downlights can be used to highlight certain landscape features, as well as walkways and driveways, for added safety.
- Moonlighting. We mount lights high in trees to simulate the dramatic effect of moonlight passing through branches.
- Accent lighting. This refers to use of light to highlight an object, area, or architectural feature.
- Shadowing. We strategically place two lights in different locations near a focal point---one in front of an object and another below an object---to project interesting shadows on a wall or similar surfaces.
- Silhouetting. We use this technique to cast a dramatic outline of an object against a lighter background. To achieve this, we place a light behind and below a focal point (e.g. a tree or bush).
- Path lighting. Lights are positioned to highlight walkways, driveways, steps, and corners.
If it’s a beautiful landscape lighting design that you want, give us a call, and we will help you identify your lighting needs.