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Illuminate Your Landscape and Light Up Your Life

Illuminate Your Landscape and Light Up Your Life

Landscape lighting adds beauty, increases safety, and the value of your Austin, TX home. As the warmer months of the year quickly approach, now is the time when many homeowners consider making outdoor updates to their property. You might be considering a fire pit, patio seating or an outdoor kitchen, which are all great additions to your backyard. But have you thought about the benefits of lighting up the night? Read on to learn more about how outdoor lighting can enhance your property.

Add Beauty and Fun

A well-planned lighting installation can add charm to your garden or highlight various architectural features of your home. Use accent lighting to show off a water feature or a piece of lawn art. Regardless of the style of your home, wall lanterns and post lights add a customized finish. Task lighting in your outdoor kitchen makes preparing food easier and might just encourage others to assist you. Extend the hours you spend hosting guests and hanging out with family on the patio or by the pool when you install landscape lighting.

Improve Safety and Security

One of the primary reasons to install landscape lighting is for safety’s sake. Lighting for pathways, steps, decks, patios, and front doors help guide family and guests throughout the backyard and reduce the number of trips, slips, and falls. Swim more safely at night with specialized lighting for your pool and deck area. Shedding light in dim areas and around the perimeter of your home will discourage loitering or other unwanted activity.

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How to Avoid Common Landscape Lighting Mistakes

How to Avoid Common Landscape Lighting Mistakes

Working with a professional for your landscape lighting installation can result in a system that is not only easy to use, but built to last. Clients that opt for a DIY approach usually face the same design and installation problems that hurt the efficiency of the system. Learning what these mistakes are and the solution for each will help you be knowledgeable when talking to a contractor about your new home or latest upgrade. With the right landscape lighting solution in place, you can ensure you have a design that enhances your outdoor spaces and keeps your Austin, TX home safe. 

SEE MORE: 5 Steps to a Successful Landscape Lighting System

Poor Wire Connections

We begin with one of the biggest problems found in landscape lighting systems: poor wire connections. We partner with Coastal Source for all our projects for this reason. Coastal Source connectors are specifically designed for outdoor use, eliminating the need to cut and splice wire to make it waterproof. The other great thing is that the connectors are what they call "Plug-n-Play”; they link together with a simple twist to create a tight connection between the wires and keep corrosive elements out. 

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