Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville is making the evening landscape more welcoming for man’s best friend

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Our own “Rocky” the lightning dog on the way to office.

Outdoor lighting provides an endless plethora of benefits to homeowners. These benefits encompass enhancing the beauty and curb appeal of the home and landscape while promoting a safer more secure home. Did you ever think about the ways outdoor lighting enhances the time our furry friends spend outdoors too? For most of us, our dog is considered a member of the family– not just man’s best friend, but everyone’s best friend — with that in mind, outdoor lighting can make those evening trips outdoors safer and more enjoyable for both you and your pet.

If you are a dog owner there is no escaping the inevitable need for evening walks. For some pet parents, taking a stroll after dark seems easy, but if you live in a secluded area with limited lighting or lots of traffic, this may be a source of trepidation. For homeowners who have a fenced  backyard, or designated area of their landscape to turn their dog out into instead of walking their dog, a dark backyard is still a source for concern for the safety of your pet. This can be even more of a concern in rural areas where wildlife frequents your property. The addition of outdoor lighting such as path, sidewalk and various landscape lighting can aid in making evening visits outdoors more enjoyable and safer for both you and your pet. Outdoor lighting will allow you to return from evening walks into a well-lit environment allowing for relaxed, safer entry back into the home. For pets that have specified areas within your landscape, outdoor lighting will make the time they spend outdoors in the evening safer because of the extended visibility it offers both you and your pet, also giving you peace of mind.

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Path and landscape lighting aids in more secure travel when venturing outdoors in the evening with your pet.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville specializes in outdoor lighting designed to enhance the lifestyle of every member of the family, including our four-legged family. From landscape and architectural lighting to make accessing the backyard a relaxed experience for you and your pet, to path and sidewalk lighting allowing well-lit passage on the way to and from your evening walks. We take your comfort and safety seriously.

We have put together an assortment of great tips sure to put a little spring in your step and ensure that your evening strolls outside of your property with your dog are a ritual you both look forward to :

  • Bring a flashlight — Once you leave the security of your well-lit landscape to come home to make sure you have a dependable source of illumination for you and your pet while on the go. Portable flashlights are great, as are other sources of illumination, like headlights and lanterns. Remember you should always leave your house with a device that will help you observe the paths and roads ahead. Some of the newest pet-friendly sources of illumination include blinking LED lights,  light sticks or illuminated dog collars, all of which can be a great way to maintain visibility for both you and your dog!
  • Bring your cell phone — Before you throw on your jacket and fasten a leash to your dog’s collar, be sure you have your cell phone on hand. According to Dogster.com, this is also a great way to maintain a sense of time while you’re outside and  reach out to others in case an emergency occurs.
A safe, well lit house by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

A safe, well-lit house for you and your pet to return home to courtesy of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

  • Make you and your pet easy for others to see with reflective gear — Wear reflective gear to aid in making you and your dog more visible to people driving. This includes walking on a sidewalk in a gated community or while near a busy intersection, it’s important that others are able to see both you and your pet. There’s a variety of reflective gear that will make it easier for those passing by to spot you, including  reflective shirts, full body gear, illuminating collars and even leashes.
  • Enjoy the moment — Leave distractions at home and enjoying this time to bond with your pet. While you may be tempted to plug-in your earbuds as you head out with your dog, this will inevitably distract you. Instead, try to be as observant as possible while you and your pooch enjoy the fresh air and time together outside.

Please contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about all the ways the addition of outdoor lighting can enhance the lifestyle of the whole family and increase the enjoyment of the time you spend outdoors together! (615) 373 – 0638, email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Please visit our landscape outdoor lighting photo gallery and our architectural outdoor lighting photo gallery located on our website to get more ideas about how to make your evening landscape pet-friendly for your pooch!

It’s 45 days until spring — don’t forget the lighting when planning your spring garden!

Spring 2014

Spring’s arrival is close at hand.

With ole’ man winter spreading the chill throughout most of the country, it is hard to imagine how close-at-hand spring’s arrival actually is. Spring’s debut happens  on March 20th, and now is the time to start planning your garden and landscape to ensure a bounty of color in time to hearken spring’s arrival. One of the most commonly overlooked elements that deliver a garden and landscape that is beautiful beyond words is outdoor lighting.

Angels trumpet at night

Many perennials, such as the Angel’s Trumpet shown here, bloom in the evening.

The addition of outdoor lighting will enable you to enjoy the ever-changing colors and shapes of your garden and landscape season after season, night after night. From the delicate first buds of your cherished rose garden, to the rose hips left behind when the blooms have ended. Strolling through the evening landscape will enable you to view your plantings and blooms in a unique way for many flowers are at their peak beauty at night. Perennials such as the Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia), Casablanca Lily and Evening Primrose are night-blooming and reach their fever pitch in the evening. There is much to see within the night landscape and lighting will ensure you never miss a moment of the splendor!

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives arbor lighting

Outdoor lighting will enable you to enjoy every element present in your garden and landscape at night!

Here is a list of just a few of the endless benefits of landscape and garden lighting:

  •  Landscape and garden lighting adds value to your home and property while providing the finishing touch to your landscape design. Soft washes of  romantic light will greatly boost the WOW factor of your home, gardens and landscape during all seasons.
  • Adding outdoor lighting will give you the chance to show off your creativity and any unique features present in your garden(s) and landscape.
  • Adding accent lighting throughout the landscape, such as path and sidewalk lighting will make your yard safer for evening enjoyment, while creating ambiance.
  • Adding landscape and garden lighting creates loads of curb appeal!
  • Adding specialized landscape and garden lighting, such as tree lighting or statuary lighting will add depth and mystery to your evening landscape.
  • Adding low-voltage LED  landscape and garden lighting will save money in operational costs over traditional outdoor lighting. Low-voltage lighting consumes about 1/3 the electricity compared to traditional systems and is more environmentally sustainable from a “green” perspective.
Focal lighting on fountain in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

This elegant fountain becomes a focal point of the evening landscape with the addition of outdoor lighting.

It’s not just flowers and plants taking center stage in the evening. The subtle lines and form of ornamental trees will become a work of art under the spell of tree lighting. A beloved statue will take on a personality all its own and become the sentinel of your evening landscape with statuary lighting. The lovely Koi pond, fountain or waterfall  you enjoy by day, will become a feast for the senses at night as the sounds of water play and mingle with carefully directed waterfall lighting. The possibilities of adding outdoor lighting throughout your property in the evening are truly endless!

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about the real “gem” of the evening garden and landscape – outdoor lighting. We can turn your home and landscape into a true work of art after the sun goes down! (615) 373 – 0638
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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Matt Oakes of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

You can visit our outdoor lighting photo gallery and our garden and landscape lighting photo gallery located on our website to discover more spring-ready outdoor lighting inspiration!