A few simple landscape lighting tips
May 1, 2008
Installing landscape lighting is like almost anything else--a few good tips from a seasoned professional can go a long way. I was recently doing some reading on the subject and found a few tips that seemed useful.
Enhancing colors of green foliage
I've not tried this so I cannot attest to its effectiveness, but according to an article I read using an ice blue lens or LED landscape lamp will enhance the colors of green foliage. The effect created allegedly gives the appearance of moonlight.
Use adjustable stakes in landscape beds
This is one that is so simple it might be over looked. If you install a landscape light in a landscape bed near a few plants, those plants will grow. Soon the fixture that you installed that once towered over the plants will be lost in a jungle. Consider installing landscape lights on height adjustable stakes so they can be raised up as the plants grow.
Don't poison your friendly trees
Maybe they make your yard a leafy mess in the fall but poison them? That's a bit harsh. Some types of metal fasteners are poisonous to trees. Make sure to use only stainless steal or cadium-plated steal fasteners when mounting fixtures to trees.