5 Popular Landscape Lighting Techniques

When you’re adding lighting to your home or businesses’ landscaping, it’s important to know the different options available to achieve the perfect look.

With the right landscape lighting techniques, you’ll be able to highlight your favorite plants, bushes and trees while adding curb appeal to your home.

Take your garden or other landscaping to the next level by choosing any of these popular landscape lightning ideas.

Silhouette landscape lighting near a pool


If you have a tree, shrub or plant in your garden that you’re looking to “highlight”, this is the perfect lighting technique to choose. Highlighting draws attention to a focal point in your garden that can be seen by all passersby.  

An LED fixture will be placed at the base of your plant and will point up to illuminate this one-of-a-kind feature.


Similar to highlighting, uplighting is placed on the ground and lights in an upward direction. It is intended to light up a larger area such as an entire garden.

With uplighting, lights will be spaced out evenly to show off all your favorite plants and bushes. This is a more dramatic lighting technique that is preferable for those who want a lot of light in their garden.


Conversely, downlighting is intended to provide soft lighting on garden beds and other landscaping features. It can be installed on the side of your home or business, under guttering and more to provide your landscaping with the subtle look you desire.


Silhouetting is similar to uplighting but is intended to cast a shadow on a building or other backdrop. With this technique, one or several lights can be placed in your garden to create the desired “shadowing”.

Path Lighting

Should you have a path at your home or business that you want lighted, path lighting is an ideal solution. This technique works well in gardens, or directly along a walkway to provide light while not being overbearing or creating unnecessary glare.

When you’re ready to have landscape lighting installed in your yard in Orlando, FL and the surrounding areas, we ask that you call on our team at Illuminations USA. We have provided professional landscape lighting to homes and businesses in the area for years and look forward to having your trees, shrubs and gardens looking their very best. We invite you to reach out today at 407-880-0700 to get started.