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Design A Landscape Lighting Plan That Showcases Your Style

Landscape lighting is functional, but should also be aesthetically pleasing. Consider selecting several varieties of fixtures to add a sense of variety and visual appeal. A thoughtfully designed landscape lighting plan is one that not only ushers your family and guests home safely, but one that attracts interest and attention.

Design a landscape lighting plan that is soft and inviting.

Indirect lighting appears softer and more natural, so if you’re looking for an alternative to traditional path lighting, ask your Manassas VA landscape designer about uplighting, moonlighting, and how outdoor gathering spaces can benefit from indirect lighting of this type. Because no one wants to sit around a fire for warmth and conversation… and bulbs that shine bright in their eyes.

Call attention to your hardscapes.

Draw attention to your fire pit, or add just a little extra light for cooking outdoors by lighting your yard’s architectural elements with outdoor LED tape; these strands of light provide the flexibility to illuminate your favorite hardscape in a subtle and effective manner.

Understand that less is more.

Think of landscape lighting as a subtle method for directing the eye (and your feet) where to go next. Placement is critical: Too many fixtures can flood the field and make your walkway look like a runway strip. Too few, and it’s too dark. In general, fewer lights placed thoughtfully and strategically is the general recommendation; less is more.

Know when to use cool light, and when to use warm.

The distinction is pretty simple and easy to remember: Use warm, yellow and orange lights for manmade objects (e.g., statues, fire pits, outdoor kitchens) and cooler, blue lighting for trees, shrubs, and other greenery. We advise Manassas VA homeowners who call us to plan landscape lighting before planting new trees or enhancing the architecture of your yard whenever possible.

Use landscaping lighting to accentuate your most interesting plants.

Path lights are used to set boundaries and provide visual guidance at night, but can also add color and texture to the overall visual appeal of your spaces. Position path lighting near interesting plans or your favorite gnome, to infuse a little late-night garden charm.

Call Manassas VA’s landscape lighting expert, Quinn’s Landscaping & Lawn Service, to discuss your ideas and how we can turn your backyard into a lovely, lit oasis.

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