Whether you’re a long-time home owner, or have just purchased your first house, you may be looking for ways to improve your yard. One element that’s often overlooked is proper lighting. The following are a few of the more prevalent reasons as to why you should consider adding landscape lighting to your yard:
#1 It’s Aesthetically Pleasing
When driving around your neighborhood at night, pay close attention to the homes that feature some sort of landscaping lighting and compare those to the homes that are completely dark. There’s no question which of the two is going to look nicer when you pass by. Even just a few smaller lights along paths is better than no lighting at all, but our professionals have several ways they can improve the nighttime aesthetics of a property with landscape lighting.
#2 It Can Add Value to Your Home
One of the least expensive ways to add some value to your home is increase its curb appeal, and exterior lighting is one way to go about doing that. Splashing some light on the home, lighting the underbelly of trees, or even adding in some light-up water features can be great ways to command a better price for a house you’re trying to sell.
#3 Walking On Sidewalks at Night is Easier
A fundamental truth of walking at night is that it’s hard to see where you’re going, but if you’ve got pathway or garden lights generating a little visual assistance in the nighttime, you’re sure to have fewer instances of tripping over a sidewalk and getting seriously hurt. It happens more often than you think, but it will happen less often if there are lights illuminating your path.
#4 It Can Decrease Bug Problems
Bugs are drawn to light, so giving them several outdoor sources around which to flutter is a great way to pull the throng from the lights on your porch or back patio. You want to keep the bugs away from your doors and windows if possible, and there absolutely are lighting techniques that help with this.
#5 It Makes Your House Safer
Perhaps most importantly, a well-lit home and yard is much less desirable to nighttime prowlers who may be looking for a home to rob. The better lit your yard is, the bigger a risk they are taking by exposing themselves to the light. Thieves prefer darkened spaces because it’s less likely they’ll be seen or get caught. If nothing else, the extra safety that landscape lighting can provide is worth the investment.
If you are interested in adding some landscape lighting to your home, reach out to someone here at A-Team Irrigation, and we’ll help you work up a plan to add some light to your yard.