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How to Design Landscape Lighting

Many homeowners look at landscape lighting as just lighting up their outdoor space, but there’s a lot more to it than that. It’s an entire art form that works to enhance the beauty and functionality of your home’s exterior. It helps create the mood, show off top features, and boost safety. 

However, the perfect landscape lighting design and setup will require a substantial understanding of lighting techniques as well as an eye for design. This is where professionals and their help can make a difference. In this post, we’re going to look at what landscape design entails and how experts like Elevated Seasons ensure that your lighting solution not only adds to the aesthetic appeal but also complements the overall landscape design.

A Closer Look at Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting, or landscape design lighting, is the strategic placement of light fixtures within an outdoor space to enhance its natural beauty and improve functionality. It involves a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a cohesive and inviting atmosphere. 

Ambient lighting provides general-purpose illumination, task lighting puts light where you need it for activities like cooking or reading, and accent lighting shows off specific features or plants. The goal is to achieve a balanced and harmonious environment that extends the usability of outdoor spaces into the evening hours, elevating the overall experience of your home’s exterior.

Key Components of Landscape Lighting Design

Designing effective landscape lighting involves more than just choosing the right light fixtures, it’s about knowing how the light can help shape and transform your outdoor spaces. Here are the key elements of landscape lighting design.

  • Lighting Types: Incorporate a mix of lighting types to create a dynamic and functional space. Use path lights for safety along walkways, spotlights to highlight focal points like trees or sculptures and floodlights for broad illumination of large areas.
  • Strategic Placement: Position lights to enhance the space’s best features while ensuring practical illumination for walkways and social areas. Consider the direction and spread of light to avoid glare and ensure a subtle, layered effect.
  • Layering: Combine ambient, task, and accent lighting to add depth and dimension to your landscape. Layering light at different intensities and heights helps achieve a balanced and inviting outdoor environment.

Benefits of Leveraging Professional Landscape Lighting Design

There are situations when the DIY route can be sufficient, but when you partner with a professional, your project can see several distinct benefits. 

  1. Expertise and Experience: Professionals bring a wealth of knowledge in choosing the right fixtures and placements to maximize beauty and functionality. They understand how to achieve the desired mood and ambiance while ensuring that the lighting is practical for everyday use.
  2. Safety and Efficiency: Properly designed landscape lighting enhances safety by illuminating pathways, steps, and other potential hazards. Professionals ensure that the lighting is installed correctly and complies with all safety standards. 
  3. Enhanced Aesthetics and Property Value: A well-designed landscape lighting system not only enhances the beauty of your property at night but also increases its overall value. Professionals can create a lighting scheme that accentuates the architectural features of your home and highlights the landscaping, making your property stand out in the neighborhood.

Partner with Elevated Seasons for Top-Tier Landscape Lighting

With the expertise of professionals like those at Elevated Seasons, you can transform your garden or yard into a stunning nocturnal haven that reflects your personal style and meets your practical needs. Let us help you design a lighting scheme that not only enhances your property’s appeal after dark but also adds to its value and enjoyment. Contact Elevated Seasons today to explore how we can illuminate your home’s landscape with elegance and efficiency.

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What our satisfied customers are saying:​

The finished project was far beyond expectations, and was completed in record time. Nathan’s attention to detail was superb….I would highly recommend Nathan Murrell for any of your lighting needs. In fact, I would emphatically say, “you will not be disappointed!”​

Michael Haibach​

Michael Haibach​


Nathan and the guys did a fantastic job with our house. It looked amazing; everything was easy; they were always punctual, and they solved some last minute problems for us with creativity and good cheer. Couldn’t recommend more highly!

Margaret Francis

Beyond happy with the lighting installed by Elevated Seasons. They installed permanent landscape lighting (fountain & driveway) as well as Christmas lights (wreath, tree wraps and house trim). Turned out beautiful! The crew was very respectful of the property, installed everything in a timely manner and cleaned up after they left.

Nathan was very professional, helpful and easy to work with. He provided a line-by-line estimate breakdown for every aspect of the project and was completely transparent about cost of materials and labor. I will definitely hire Elevated Seasons for future projects.

Leonardo Benitez

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