Don’t Make Lighting Your New Landscape an Afterthought

Nashville backyard lightingDon’t Make Lighting Your New Landscape an Afterthought — Proactive Planning with a New Outdoor Lighting System Makes all the Difference.

If you are planning on building a home, installing landscape or outdoor living space additions or have a property without any outdoor landscape lighting, then we can design a system from scratch and lay everything out. It’s always best to include your outdoor lighting architect in your home-build or landscape renovation projects upfront so that we can work in tandem with your contractor to take advantage of the construction phase. Being proactive can save you money and hassle later when it comes time to determine where power and fixtures need to be if you can if you’ve put it into the plans in advance.

Nashville Outdoor Lighting MaintenanceEven if you don’t plan on putting in outdoor lighting right away, we can install sleeves before your driveways, sidewalks, patios and other structures are poured or built. Sleeves allow wiring to easily be passed through at any time instead of having to dig under existing hardscape like concrete.  It minimizes on mess later in terms of disrupting or moving your plants, shrubs and trees because accessibility is made easy. It also helps in case you have an issue with wiring later on as it can be quickly serviced or replaced through the same sleeve.

Of course, we are always happy to work around your existing home structure and landscaping as well. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville will come in and evaluate your property plot and work around existing structures wherever possible and even dig under them if necessary to get the look you want to achieve–so don’t fret if you forgot to include landscape lighting in your initial plans.

Belle Meade architectural LED lighting and tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

You can consult with one of our outdoor lighting designers and they will ask you questions about your outdoor lifestyle and how you like to dine, play and entertain outside. Not only will we illuminate the façade of your home, entryway and driveway; but we can also add lighting to your backyard so that your deck and patio can handle some serious entertainment and family time. We can give your pool, water features and outdoor living spaces the royal treatment so they can be enjoyed at any hour of the night. If you love lawn games, we can give your family and friends plenty of visibility to toss around the football or enjoy a game of cornhole well into the evening. If late night grilling or cooking in your outdoor kitchen is the standard in your household, we can provide you with task lighting so you can tell when the steaks are done without having to bring them inside to check.

Nashville magical backyard lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville doesn’t slow down during the winter months; in fact, we are busier than ever. The cooler temperatures provide a great time for landscape additions as plants are dormant, and the dark evenings means outdoor lighting is more welcomed than ever. Let’s sit down and discuss designing  the ideal outdoor lighting for your home and property for season after season of enjoyment!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to chat about newly installed landscape lighting or enhancing your current outdoor lighting. You can call us at (615) 373 – 0638, or by emailing us at:


There’s more to admire in the landscape than just lawn.

For many homeowners, spring is the season they most enjoy their home’s landscape. Whether it is because of that lush, green lawn they have worked so hard to feed and tend, or the parade of bountiful blooms heavy on limb and leaf, fragrant and colorful, spring is the season that provides stimulation for all the senses! In order to get breathtaking results, now is also the time of year when homeowners spend a considerable amount of time and effort to ensure they have a landscape they can be proud of.

One commonly overlooked feature that provides endless benefits to the landscape in the evening is landscape lighting. With a growing trend towards outdoor living, having the ability to enjoy the spoils of your labor can be just as beneficial in the evening as they are during the daylight hours. Quality outdoor landscape lighting can turn your spring landscape into a jewel that shines after dark.

Franklin TN LED residential outdoor lighting

The outdoor lighting at the stunning home in Franklin, TN serves as a perfect example of how you can benefit from LED landscape lighting.

There are four (4) main benefits to adding landscape lighting to your property. These are beauty and curb appeal, safety, security and the way it adds value to your home. While the aesthetic benefits of landscape lighting are an inevitable plus, the added benefit of making your home safer and more secure is a driving force for installing landscape lighting for many homeowners.

Nashville BB02 path light used in award winning entry garden at Nashville Antiques and Garden show

Nashville path lighting elegantly integrated into this award-winning show garden.

Landscape lighting aids in a more secure home because of the lack darkness your landscape offers to would-be criminals. Burglars typically decide which homes to rob from their vantage point in the street. They look for easy accessible homes they think they can enter and exit without being observed by neighbors or passersby. If your Nashville home and landscape is well-lit, criminals are more likely to pass it by, since an attempted break-in on your property would require them to step into the light, leaving them vulnerable and exposed.

From a safety perspective, the addition of landscape lighting improves safety for you, your family and guests walking around your property at night. Whether it is a quick trip to the pool house to grab laundry, or an evening game of corn hole by the deck or patio, landscape lighting will ensure the areas you frequent in the evening are visible and safe for eased travel and enjoyment.

It is no secret that homes with professional outdoor lighting installations generally sell for more than those which do not. Not only does your home “show” better at night for potential buyers and to spark interest, today’s home buyer is savvy and recognizes the many benefits of outdoor lighting in comparison to other homes in their price range.  Remember, landscape lighting which has been installed by a licensed outdoor lighting professional ensures proper installation and placement for optimal aesthetic value. This is one of the many reasons investing in a professionally installed system is worth the investment.

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville.

There are also many different types of landscape lighting including to choose from when deciding to move ahead with a professional system. These include line voltage and low voltage, but here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville we receive more requests for LED outdoor lighting systems. LED’s are extreme energy efficiency and offer a very long bulb life.  Since they don’t use a “filament” in the classic sense, the piece of metal inside a bulb that burns out causing a normal bulb to fail, an LED bulb can last for tens of thousands of hours. LED technology has advanced in such a way that it is widely used and well received by Nashville homeowners as the top choices for outdoor lighting, meaning: your peonies will seem pinker and more vivid, as will the lushness of your lawn, under the spell of LED landscape lighting!

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today to learn more about our timeless landscape lighting designs. We can turn your landscape into a showplace at night too! (615) 373 – 0638 email:


Visit our extensive outdoor lighting galleries located on our website, including our landscape lighting gallery, for more inspiring images.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville shares the secret to successful focal point outdoor lighting within the landscape

Focal lighting on fountain in Belle Meade by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

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

Every homeowner has that one feature or area in their landscape or on their home that makes their property truly unique. One of the best ways to feature that unique area of your landscape is by the adding outdoor lighting. By lighting focal points within your landscape, or even characteristics or details of your home’s design, you can enjoy the features that are the reason you love your home day and night!  Our lighting design uses soft washes of light to enhance your object or space. This technique ensures your eye is drawn to the object we are illuminating rather than the light source itself.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives tree lighting

A beloved tree within your landscape makes a perfect candidate to accentuate with light.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville uses various lighting techniques to highlight an area or object in your landscape. The secret to successful focal point lighting is dependent on combining the right lighting technique with the right lighting candidate. Many times our clients will point out an area or item they would like illuminated. Other times it’s up to us to suggest an ideal element based on our design experience. Some of the most popular items or areas homeowners choose for featured lighting are fountains, water features, statuary, exterior walls and specific trees in their landscape. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville has even illuminated islands within backyard pool designs as well as illuminating the underside of patio seating walls to bring attention to the area.

As part of one of our more recent outdoor lighting installations, we illuminated a home in Belle Meade which included lighting the homeowner’s elegant fountain. The fountain sits within the homes rear courtyard patio and is reminiscent of a New Orleans inspired courtyard. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville used outdoor lighting to highlight the fountain so it can be viewed and enjoyed by the homeowners from inside the home through the windows, and from the exterior of the home. This installation serves as the perfect example of the importance of pairing the right type of lighting with the perfect lighting candidate. After careful consideration, we opted to highlight the fountain with moonlighting. Moonlighting is an outdoor lighting technique that directs the light source from above the area or object you are lighting. For this specific installation we hired a certified tree climber to mount the fixture within a tree that surrounds the courtyard. The fixture was mounted and aimed towards the fountain to create a magical illumination in the evening.

Another look at our recent installation of Nashville focal point lighting in Belle Meade.

Another look at our recent installation in Belle Meade.

Moonlighting is just one of the many lighting techniques we use here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville. Our outdoor lighting highlights the architectural elements of your home, and accentuates the features of your landscape.  We can design a dramatic lighting display lighting your featured area; a fountain, a statue, the branches of your weeping cherry or Japanese maple, or focus a light onto the gentle splashes of your waterfall and get more enjoyment out of the unique features of your landscape by being able to linger in their beauty even after dusk.

Garden and landscape lighting includes statuary lighting

Focal point lighting works beautifully when lighting statuary or other areas of your landscape that are a focal point.

If you are ready to learn more about what making the most out of your outdoor lighting design is all about, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville today. We can turn your home and landscape into a true work of art after the sun goes down!
(615) 373 – 0638

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

John Groce Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Nashville

You can visit our architectural outdoor lighting photo gallery, our pool and spa lighting photo gallery and our garden and landscape lighting photo gallery located on our website to see more examples of beautiful focal point outdoor lighting.

Nashville outdoor lighting provides four seasons of added safety, security and stunning beauty to your home and landscape

Nashville outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting enhances your home and landscape every evening through every season.

For many folks the latter part of winter can present itself in dismal ways. The excitement of the holidays is behind us for another year and our Nashville homes and landscapes are vacant of the holiday lighting that was present just a short time back. Do you remember the way you felt each time you pulled into your driveway and gazed upon your home and landscape under the warming glow of  holiday lighting? Do you miss the way the lights subtly accentuated your home and property? If so, you are not alone in missing the enchantment that outdoor holiday lighting brings. Instead of spending another dark evening wishing you could get that feeling back, why not install outdoor lighting  that will keep that magic alive all through the year?

Outdoor lighting can extend your hours of enjoyment into the evening all around your home and within your landscape. Having outdoor lighting will also improve the safety and security of your home, and improve your home’s curb appeal. Not only will you get peace of mind in knowing the lights are on when you need them most, you will also get to experience the  nuances of nature that are missed by keeping your landscape in the dark.    With outdoor lighting each season presents its own distinct beauty and you get to witness each of these changes under the soft wash of light that outdoor lighting will provide.

Nashville tree lighting

Outdoor lighting brings forgotten areas of your landscape to life.

The Winter Landscape

Nashville’s frigid winter temperatures may chill the bones, but snow, ice and the unique qualities of the winter landscape lend a magical beauty, especially under the illumination of outdoor lighting.  Outdoor lighting will enhance the haunting silhouettes of leafless tress within your yard. Even though the trees are lacking in their leafy abundance their beauty is still present.  Well lit paths and entries will also guard against accidents that could result from treading on dark, slippery surfaces in the cold of the winter evenings.

Nashville garden lighting in the rose garden

Garden lighting accentuates the beauty of blooming perennials and other foliage in the landscape.

The Spring Landscape

Bulbs and flowers begin to wake up from their long winter nap and the landscape comes alive with color. Perennial grasses come out of dormancy and the trees within our landscapes bud and spring new growth. With the addition of outdoor lighting such as garden and landscape lighting you will get a ring-side seat to witness the attraction of the world around you springing to life. As the days and nights begin to get warmer your desire to stay outdoors also heats up, outdoor lighting will allow you to enjoy the inspirational beauty of spring with a well-lit home and landscape.

A well lit pool and surround means safety and beauty

A well-lit pool and surround means safety and beauty

The Summer Landscape

Not only does summer present more opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities after the sun goes down, the landscape itself lends itself to lingering longer in the evening hours. Outdoor lighting will enable extended hours of enjoyment in all facets of your landscape. Adding pool and underwater lighting to your pool area will enable you to enjoy a dip in the pool on those balmy summer nights, and deck and patio lighting will ensure your outdoor celebrations aren’t forced indoors due to the lack of light. Outdoor lighting will let you love and live in your landscape all summer long. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville also offers party and special events lighting that is perfect for outdoor events you have planned, such as parties and weddings just to name a few.


This gazebo comes to life at night within the landscape with outdoor lighting

The Autumn Landscape

Autumn is the most beautiful time of the year in Tennessee. Our area is among only a handful of areas throughout the country that draws in tourists just to view our lovely fall foliage each autumn. Our landscapes are ablaze with color from amber to gold and every hue in-between. Tree lighting is one genre of outdoor lighting that will allow you to enjoy all the changing beauty of the trees within your yard. We use a combination of up and down lighting, as well as moon lighting, to play up the beauty and unique form of each tree. With outdoor lighting you will never miss a moment of the changes nature provides.

If you are ready to witness all of Mother Nature’s majesty in your landscape every evening, for 365 days a year outdoor lighting is just the ticket. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville to make it happen. We can schedule an evening demonstration to show you all the beauty and magic you have been missing. Call today (615) 373 – 0638

John Groce - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

John Groce – Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Nashville

See what you have been missing by visiting our garden and landscape lighting gallery, our pool and underwater lighting gallery and our deck and patio lighting gallery located on our website.