Add Dimension to Your Yard with DIY Landscape Lighting

As the sun sets earlier and earlier here in Central Florida, landscape lighting is a great way to turn your home into a welcoming abode. Add dimension to your yard, highlight its most attractive features and create a feeling of security with DIY landscape lighting. A well lit yard will allow you to spend evenings outside with friends and family, enjoying s’mores by the fire pit or drinks on the patio.

Getting Started

The important first step of landscape lighting is choosing which areas you would like to highlight. Lighting too much of your home and yard will make it look like Wrigley Field, but focusing on certain locations will add ambience and warmth. Before purchasing your lights, we recommend taking a walk around your home in the dark. As you walk along paths and onto your front porch and back patio, consider what areas would benefit from some extra lights. Doorways, walkways and furnished areas are the best place to start. Next consider areas like pools, fountains and gardens. Each area will benefit from a different type of lighting, so consider how you would like each to be lighted as well.

Lighting Options

Path lights, spot lights and flood lights can all be used to enhance the aesthetics of your home. Create an inviting environment for guests by lighting their way with path lights. Low to the ground and attractive when placed in sequence, these lights are great for highlighting walkways, steps and gardens to ensure guests don’t trip.

Depending on how large of an area you would like to feature, spot lights and flood lights can be used. Available in a variety of sizes, brighten your patio, fountain or front door with one of these lights. Deck lights are another good option for porches, adding a subtle glow as you enjoy the crisp evening air.

To create a yard you can enjoy day and night, visit the Illuminations USA online store. Interested in having your lighting installed professionally? Call our Central Florida location at 407-880-0700 today.