So you want to set up landscape lighting in your yard and need some pointers on how to do it so it turns out looking nicely. It is always a good idea to look for tips and guides first because the last thing that you want is for the lighting setup to not turn out right and you have to clean up a big mess. Luckily, you can avoid that if you follow these steps.
First thing’s first: Why do you want to light up your yard? There are a lot of reasons as to why someone would want to use landscape lighting to brighten up their yard at night, but why do you want to? Is it for outdoor area like your recently installed artificial turf or outdoor activities that you’re tired of ending because the sun has gone down? Or is it because you spend a lot of time out there anyway and would like it brighter at night? The reason will determine how you should set up your lights and how many you should buy. Look at your yard, figure out how much of it you want to light up and use that as a guide to how many lights you should be buying.
You will want to make sure to use the correct lights for the right event. If you want to light up your yard because you like to relax outside and want things brighter, you can use string lights on your porch, and you can place landscape lights up your driveway if you want to keep activities going all night long. Once you have decided on all of that, you will want to decide what kind of lights you want to purchase. There are battery powered landscape lights, there are lights that connect to your home’s power source, and there are solar lights that soak in the sun all day to keep them lit up all night. You can go through the prices and see which of these lights are worth the price but if I were you, I would choose the solar lights. They are the least expensive in the bunch and they will cost you nothing after you buy them and set them up throughout your yard.