A gardens cutting edge is often envisaged on a blissful, sunny day; highlighting the key features to the design. However, the use of lighting on a dark evening can transform the dynamic of your garden, with aspects emerging from the shadows.
A wide variety of lightening is available for you to utilise in order to achieve a dramatic scene in your garden. It is common to see ground lights positioned deliberately around a patio or decking, as well as along pathways, in order to create a welcoming and accessible design. Guiding people through a pathway requires the use of downward facing lights, and these are especially effective on tiles due to the light having the opportunity to engulf the whole slab. There is an art to the positioning of your lighting, as aligning them in a row can develop a runway effect; which is not so creative.
Ground Lights can often be spaced around the garden itself as well, some of which can be placed in order to shine light on a feature such as a tree, accentuating the texture of the trunk; developing something of a spotlighting effect, which is created by the use of up lighting. Positioning ground lights around your garden design can also maintain the visibility of your garden; making it an area which can be utilised to its full potential, and for the longest period of time as well.
Bringing lighting into your garden design can also help to define areas of your garden, by acting in the same way a cordon, metaphorically would. Strategically placed in a trench like manner can clearly highlight part of your garden, such as a flower bed, whilst also illuminating the area itself from the resulting glare.
Front Gardens can also incorporate the use of lighting, and a traditional effect is created with the use of post lights, developing a homely feel to not only your garden, but the house itself. Larger scale gardens can feature these around the plot, but it is common to see these in urban areas inserted upon garden walls.
Solar Lighting is also a lighting method which is developing popularity with the benefits of energy saving becoming apparent. These lights often have a small solar panel on the top of the light, and run off the sunlight which it has conserved throughout the day, offering a renewable method which is sure to present power on a regular basis. The other benefit of solar lighting is due to the fact that it requires no trenching, if you are looking to add lighting to your already constructed garden design, the installation of solar lights is not only safe, but easy to complete.