Before or After: When Should You Add Lighting to Your Landscaping?

Adding lighting to your landscaping is an excellent way to call attention to all of the cool features that you have outside of your home. However, if you’re planning on making some changes to your landscaping overall, it’s important to decide whether you want to install lighting before or after your landscaping is finished at the start of the landscaping process, so that you can map out your lighting plans in advance. In some cases, it will make more sense to install your lighting before you add new plants and trees to your yard, while in others, waiting until your landscaping is finished will be ideal.

Landscape LightingIf your landscaping is going to include permanent features like concrete platforms or areas that are going to be difficult to access once you have all of your landscaping in, it might be a good idea to consider adding lighting to your yard at the start of the process. As long as you map out everything with a landscaping company and know exactly where plants, trees and other things will be located, working lighting into the blueprints will work out just fine. This allows you to place wires and connections in advance – a much easier prospect than trying to make those connections once large fixtures have been placed.

If you are struggling to see the vision of your landscape and want to wait and see how everything looks before you settle on lighting, don’t worry. Putting lighting off until later works too. Once your landscape work is complete, you can assess your property again and decide on the best placements and positioning for your lighting. This allows you do run new connections exactly where you need them for your fixtures and angle the lighting to accent your favorite parts of your new landscaping.

Regardless of whether you plan to add lighting to your landscaping before or after you add it to your yard, you should make sure you work with a trusted lighting company to install your new lights properly. Illuminations USA has been helping homeowners add lighting to their landscaping for more than 20 years now, and you will love the way your new outdoor lighting complements your landscaping when you work with us. Contact us at 407-880-0700 today to learn more about the landscape lighting options available for your home or business.