Environmentally-friendly landscape features have become an increasingly popular trend over the past several years. Especially as these technologies become more affordable to the average home and business owner, more and more individuals are seeing the value in energy-efficient landscaping for their property and the world around them.
One of the easiest places to start your journey towards an eco-friendly landscape? Your outdoor lighting. Here are a few ideas to help you make the switch to green landscape lighting!
1) Use solar or LED lighting.
One of the simplest and most effective ways to give your outdoor lighting a green makeover is to replace your current bulbs (or plan your new installation) with more energy-efficient options. Both solar and LED lighting is easy to install and requires minimal maintenance in exchange for greatly reduced energy usage.
2) Set up access control for your outdoor lighting.
Using smart technology to automate your landscape lighting is a great step toward making your property eco-friendlier. A lot of automated lighting systems can be controlled remotely from your smartphone, programmed on a timer, or equipped with motion-sensing technology. You’ll have more control over how much light and energy you use and be able to turn off outdoor lighting mistakenly left on or not in use, resulting in less waste and lower costs.
3) Invest in high-quality landscape lighting.
If you choose cheap, poor-quality outdoor lighting fixtures and bulbs, you’ll likely find yourself needing to replace them every year or two. In order to get the most out of your landscape lighting for the longest amount of time, it’s important that you invest in a first-rate system that will serve you well through many seasons. By installing high-quality lighting from the start, you avoid wasting resources and save money in the long run.
Your outdoor lighting should be energy-efficient, functional for optimum security, and used strategically to enhance the aesthetic of your property. At VistaPro Landscape & Design, we can help you design and install landscape lighting that achieves all that and more.
Contact us today to learn more about our expert landscaping services and upgrade your property with gorgeous and eco-friendly outdoor lighting!