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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

3 Security Concerns To Keep In Mind When Adding Landscape Lighting To Your Home

If you want to add landscaping lights to your home, you need to take into consideration both how the lighting will enhance the visual appeal and the security of your home as well. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you want your landscape lighting to also help with the overall security of your home as well.

#1 Use Clear Or White Bulbs

For any lights that you want to enhance the security of your home, you are going to want to use either clear or white bulbs. Both clear and white bulbs will help produce a very bright and clear light that will deter unwanted guests from your yard. These types of lights will also make it easier for you to see and identify objects at night.

If you want to use colored lights, use them in areas where you are not concerned about security but want to highlight a specific features of your yard, such as a pond or fountain.

#2 Use Motion Control Lights

You are going to want to use a mix of stationary and motion controlled lights. Place stationary lights on any features in your yard that you want to continually highlight, such as the trees in your yard or some beautiful flowers. You'll want to place motion controlled lights in the other blind areas of your yard. For example, if you don't have any stationary lights on the corner of your home, you are going to want to put motion controlled lights in that area.

Motion controlled lights can help deter both animal and people who are unwanted guests in your yard and help ensure that your entire yard can be covered in light when necessary without having too much light shining in your yard all night long.

#3 Mix The Height Of Lights

Finally, you are going to want to mix up the height of the lights in your yard. To make it easier to walk along pathways, you are going to want to use short lights that line your walkways and provide you with light to see where you walk. For large features, you are going to want to use spotlights to highlight these features. To increase security, you are going to also want to put lights up high on your house that point out onto your yard. This will help keep your yard well lit for both visual appeal and security purposes. 

For more options and information on how to light your yard, talk with professional landscapers, such as those at Cobb Landscape LLC.