Whenever anyone is redesigning or building a new house, very often they will forget about one important aspect of the whole set up and that is the garden. The garden is important since it can be used for many different functions and that is where the talents of a landscape lighting expert will come in very handy. Landscape lights can set the mood in the garden and this will make or break the whole design.
Of course, it is obvious that many people will know just how to set out their gardens to give some spectacular views or vistas through the year. However, for those who are not familiar with the plants and their habits it is very often down to the expert to advice on just what will fit where.
The same holds true for the illumination expert who will want to have a hand in putting in electrical outlets and conduits where they will be of most use. Getting these two disciples together, or in the same professional, is probably a good idea.
First it must be decided exactly what is expected of the garden itself. Is it just somewhere enough and pretty to relax and let go of the cares of the day? Or will it be used like an extension of the living space where dinner parties or family gatherings will take place? This is important to know so that the appropriate illumination can be put in place as and when the garden is being designed and planted.
If the garden is to give continuous color throughout the year, changing with the seasons, it is of vital importance for the illumination to be put in to show off the best features. Water features, for example, look wonderful when lit right right and if this can be seen from a great vantage point where guests will gather, then this could become quite a focal point.
On the other hand, low illumination may be what is needed to just make the whole setting glow when dusk falls so that the transition is not noticeable until the day has completely faded. The garden will literally come alive once darkness has fallen completely and this gives a wonderful effect to the finished look.
It may be that the garden is only going to be used by the family unit but this still means that it can be utilized as extra space as and when necessary. Electrical outlets conveniently located around the garden will enable several activities to go on at once and this means that the family does not always have to gather in the same spot all the time.
Dinner served under the stars is wonderfully romantic for the grown ups but the kids can go off safely to another spot and play their games and sports in the safety of the home setting. Whatever the occasion then it is very obvious that the way the garden is lit becomes very important if it is to be used to its full advantage.