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How to Create a Plan for Your Landscape Lighting

With summer peeking its head around the corner, the days of spending your
nights outside on the patio or in the backyard are fastly approaching.
Are you sick of not being able to see your lovely property while you sit
outside – or even the face of the person you're talking to? With the
installation of landscape lighting, you'll be able to have the perfectly
illuminated yard of your dreams!

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Why Do You Want Landscape Lighting?

Think about why you want outdoor lighting on your property? Do you want
to have an illuminated patio so you can entertain guests at night? Do
you want to create a guide for your eyes along all of the walkways in
your backyard? Or maybe you just want some accent lighting around the
property to highlight key features like certain plants, areas of the patio,
or the pool? Whatever your reason is, write them down so you can clearly
communicate this to your electrician.

Create a Blueprint

Having a sketched blueprint of your yard is needed to identify where new
lighting should be placed. Draw up a basic layout of the property with
any existing lighting, patio furniture, trees, bushes, gardens, and any
objects of significant size. Put accurate measurements of each area and
item in your blueprint so the right amount of lighting and its placement
can be assessed.

Where to Place Landscape Lighting

Once you have your blueprint drawn up, go over it with your electrician.
They will be able to offer their professional advice and opinion of which
type of lighting to install and where to install them. Communicate with
your electrician about areas you would like to highlight and how bright
you would like these areas to be. For example, you can opt to have some
lights placed underneath trees and shrubbery for a softer illumination.

For those who love to spend time in their backyards, installing landscape
lighting will allow you to enjoy this space long after the sun goes down!
When you want to transform your yard into a showcase for your plants or
a nightly hangout spot, contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling &
Electrical. To learn more about
landscape lighting or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-9952.

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