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The Importance of Functional Landscape Lighting

The Importance of Functional Landscape Lighting

Landscape LightingYou know what’s annoying? Coming home to a house with no lights on inside or out… such that you can’t see a thing, it’s easy to trip over things like twigs, sticks, tricycles left out in the driveway, and/or steps you forget are there!

How many folks have you visited that had no landscape lighting? Those places aren’t safe.

Exterior Illumination

While plants typically matter most when hiring a landscaper to improve the look and feel of your yard, exterior illumination is just as important– if not more. After all, you and many other people are going to have to find the way into/out of the house when it’s dark outside. It’s better to have functional landscape lighting than not.

Functional Illumination

Of course, many homes have wall-mounted lights that help illuminate pathways, driveways and various plants in a yard. That’s good. But what about having lights literally along the railings of walkways, and/or showing off steps so people don’t forget they’re there? Today there are many options for excellent exterior illumination.

Functional landscape lighting enhances the appearance of your home at night. Lights can spotlight certain architectural features which will help your house stand out from the neighbors. Trees, plants, chimneys and other prominent items can be lit up, creating an almost magical, serene visual effect– a nighttime wonderland if you will.

Curb Appeal

Besides boosting curb appeal, lights brighten up patios, decks, front steps, and more– areas you can then functionally use even when it’s late at night. Landscape lighting is also good for home security purposes. The more lit up your house and yard are, the less likely criminals will want to be there– they don’t want to be seen.

Increased Safety

As mentioned earlier, lighting can help make people safer. If there are stairs, drop-offs, pools and/or tripping hazards, having lights on the subject will help people avoid problems. With no lights, though, good luck not stubbing your toe, tripping, or falling.

It’s getting to be that time of year when people spend a lot more time outdoors, utilizing their yards. Isn’t it time you called VistaPro Landscape & Design and discussed improving your functional landscape lighting? Please do! Call 301-805-0119 or use our contact page here for more info.

Why Businesses Should Hire Professional Landscapers

Why Businesses Should Hire Professional Landscapers

Businesses should hire professional landscapers in order to make their places look and feel more inviting to current and potential customers. Beauty sells. Just like clothing companies try and choose the most attractive models to don their clothing creations, businesses should strive to pick the right/best landscaper in their region to make their place look… Continue Reading

Which Outdoor Additions Provide the Best Returns on Investment?

Which Outdoor Additions Provide the Best Returns on Investment?

Summertime is the best time of the year to spend outdoors in this part of the country. That said, it helps if you’ve got some cool outdoor additions to your property, and it’s even better when those additions add value to it. What are some of the outdoor additions providing the best ROI (return on… Continue Reading

Reasons to Have a Garden Built by a Professional Landscaper

Reasons to Have a Garden Built by a Professional Landscaper

Gardens are typically beautiful, as long as they’re planned well and someone cares for them over time, right? What are some reasons to have your garden built by a professional landscaper, like someone from Vista Pro Landscape & Design? Idea Generators For starters, professional landscape designers are great at generating ideas about what a garden… Continue Reading

The Importance of Leaf Removal

The Importance of Leaf Removal

If you’ve ever walked around a forest, under tall trees, you’d notice there isn’t grass growing there, right? That’s because all those trees had their leaves fall to the ground where they created what’s essentially a “no grow zone” for grass. For grass to grow, it needs light. When a whole bunch of leaves cover… Continue Reading

Outdoor Additions That Could Add Value to Your Home

Outdoor Additions That Could Add Value to Your Home

“Outdoor living” is a trend that has been catching on during the past few years. More and more people are taking their kitchen and living room outdoors, in a manner of speaking, such that backyard patios and porches and sunrooms and more are the new norm. What are some outdoor options that can add value… Continue Reading