April is National Garden Month, so it’s important to make your garden look its best, no matter the time of day. If done right, putting in some extra lighting will go a long way in making your garden pop. So here are some tips and tricks to help your garden look good all year round.
As the seasons change, so does your garden. Make sure to accommodate for that by getting lights that can be easily moved from place to place.
White Light is Best
Colored lights, in the right circumstances, can look spectacular, but they can be risky when it comes to plants. Different plants have different colors, and the same plant can change colors throughout the year. As a result, it’s best to use white light—it’s the most natural, and it won’t clash with any of the colors.
A Little Goes A Long Way
You don’t want to blind your guests who simply want to take an evening stroll through your garden. And, with the efficiency of LED lights, you can get more out of less lights.
Light Key Features
Obviously, the plants are important, but so is everything around the plants. Light walkways and steps for guests to see, creating contrast with the lights for a subtler effect. If you have water features, put spotlights under a water flow, and if you have statues, use cross lighting to make them stand out.
Hide Cables and Seal Connections
We are working with electricity, after all, so be sure to seal all electrical connections to make them waterproof, preventing any moisture from getting inside and ruining your lighting. Also try to hide any cables within mesh-reinforced tubing that are buried under dirt.
At Illuminations USA, you can trust us to make your garden look its best. Check out our products and services to see how we can help light up your garden today.