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!

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
email: olpnashville@outdoorlights.com

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.