Benefits Of Garden Lighting Adelaide Residents Can Expect With Garden Lights.
After the Sun goes down, garden lighting can provide a tranquil backdrop of your garden, allowing you to see colours and shapes you don’t normally see during the day. When it comes to landscaping Adelaide gardens, the team of landscapers from Visual Landscape Gardening can install garden lights as a stand alone project that will highlight your existing plants and trees at night providing a vista for you to enjoy at night, or incorporate garden lighting into a larger landscape design with planted garden beds and retaining walls.
Types Of Garden Lights
There are basically three types of garden lights Adelaide residents have installed most often and all come in an almost endless range of designs.
The most popular light used in gardens is commonly referred to as a ‘spot light’. With different power options, including low voltage, solar and 240V mains to choose from, spot garden lights are often attached to a stake in the ground and angled to light up trees, shrubs and taller plants.
The other type of garden light most often utilised is the ‘bollard light’. Instead of a direct cone of light, bollard lights spread the light out over a wider area. Great for lighting smaller plants, and coming in a range of colours, materials and designs, they’re also used to light up pathways.
Lastly for installing in retaining wall blocks, especially with steps incorporated, the ‘step light’ adds a safety aspect to trip hazards.
The benefits of garden lighting include safety, security and ambiance.
Lighting up paths and walkways used at night makes good safety sense. During the warmer months that allow for entertaining outdoors at night, using garden lights such as step lights and bollard lights can avoid nasty falls.
By having your garden lit up, you’re making your home less of a target to those who may want the cover of darkness to ‘skulk’ around. There are sensors available that can turn on lights when movement is detected, which also deter unwanted intruders.
Lastly, ‘painting’ your garden with light adds an extra sensory element when either in or looking at your garden from inside through a window. If your outdoors you can use different types of garden lighting to create different effects.
There are of course, many other types of garden lighting Adelaide residents can choose from, including outdoor wall lights, outdoor flood lights and post lanterns depending on the result you’re after.
Garden Lighting Tips:
As with all aspects of landscaping, garden lighting needs to be planned for to get the best possible outcome and enjoyment from your garden when the Sun goes down.
If your garden is already set up with garden features, plants, garden beds and retaining walls and you now wish to add lighting to create a stunning effect to enjoy at night, contact the landscapers who are garden lighting experts from Visual Landscape Gardening. Alby will be delighted to let you know your options and the ways your lights can be powered.
If however you’re starting with a blank canvas and would like garden lights installed in garden beds, along paths, power cables can be added to the trenches as part of your overall landscape design.
Be creative in your use of lighting outdoors. Look at what you want to achieve, whether as a safety or security aspect, or whether you want to prolong your enjoyment of being outdoors in your garden, garden lighting could be what you’ve been missing!