Winter is coming, and it’s time to get your property ready for the season. As the days get shorter, your outdoor landscape lighting becomes more of a priority. You want your property to look great and provide functional lighting for those long days of darkness. Highlight foliage, provide directional lighting and prepare to enjoy outdoor living space all year-round. The Valley Landscaping team can help you get started today. Give us a call at 410.983.6261 to get started.
How to Make the Most of Outdoor Lighting This Winter
If you’re not sure where to start, consult the experts at Valley Landscaping. Winter landscape lighting is in the details. Use your lighting creatively to highlight the favorite parts of your property and bring some magic to the season. Here are some ideas to really make your landscaping stand out this winter.
Don’t Hide Your Fixtures
Make sure your outdoor lights aren’t hidden by trees and their branches. Fall maintenance and pruning are key to getting the most out of your lighting and highlighting the best foliage.
Play Around with Light Levels
After the leaves fall off of the trees, adjust the brightness and angle of your light fixtures so that you’re not just highlighting bare branches. Consider a frosted lens for a softer effect against bare tree trunks and bright white snow.
Show People the Way
If you don’t already have it, add lighting to your walkways to help guide visitors safely. It will make your entrances more inviting and prevent potential falls from leaves, ice, and snow.
Enjoy Outdoor Living all Year Long
Deck your outdoor spaces for a fun and festive additional entertaining space even in the winter months. String lights are fun in any weather for extra atmosphere. Add a fire pit and some outdoor heaters, and you have a great space for more socializing.
Landscape Lighting Services
Landscape lighting can take many forms. Maintenance should also be a priority in preparation for the winter months. Take care of any exposed wires that have come above ground and re-bury them deep enough before the first frost hits. If your lights are on a timer, make sure to adjust the timer to meet daylight savings and darker days. Switch to LED bulbs for better performance in the cold weather. Prevent moisture by removing snow from outdoor lighting fixtures to ensure no water can get into the inside and compromise the fixtures. When it comes to choosing outdoor lighting, popular choices include:
- Pathway lighting
- Area lighting
- LED lighting
- Solar-powered lighting
- Low-voltage lighting
- Hardscape lighting in landscape walls
- Functional step lighting
- Stake mount lighting
- Surface mount wall lighting
- Tree-mount lights
- Patio lighting
- Well lights mounted below ground-level
- Bistro lighting
- Electric lighting
Some benefits of outdoor lighting in the winter months, when it’s darker and colder include:
- Boosting your winter curb appeal
- Protecting you and visitors from hazards like slipping on walkways
- Keeping criminals and pests at bay
- Creating a festive outdoor atmosphere during the holidays
Valley Landscaping Has All Your Landscape Lighting Needs
No matter the season, your landscaping can shine after hours with the help of professional landscape lighting. Illuminate trees, gardens, and water features while also adding an extra layer of security to your home and property. Lighting pathways can help people avoid a fall, and highlighting architectural features and key plantings can help call attention to your home. We offer top-quality hardscape and landscape services, in addition to maintenance services. Our services include:
- Paver walkways and pathways
- Firepit design and installation
- Landscape design
- Sod installation
- Planting services
- Mulching services
Contact Valley Landscaping at 410.983.6261 to schedule a risk-free consultation in the Maryland area and make your winter landscaping shine.