Your landscape lighting system is a piece of your outdoor living space that highlights your yard, garden, landscaping, and home’s architecture. Unfortunately, your investment is at risk if you don’t take steps to prevent damage to the lights. Here are three tips to help keep them safe and in one piece.
Tip #1: Consider Location, Location, Location
Where you put your outdoor lighting is the most important factor in damage prevention. The first step is to ensure they’re not in the path of the lawnmower or other landscape maintenance equipment. As your landscape matures, lights will need to be adjusted or moved to prevent light blockage.
Tip #2: Use the Right Fixtures
We’re lucky with our mild climate that we don’t have to worry about mountains of snow and cold, but we do have our share of extreme weather. Investing in durable weather-proof fixtures will help ensure they’re long-lasting and can stand up to the elements.
Tip #3: Ensure Proper Installation
It can be tempting to do a DIY landscape lighting installation, but if you have more than a few lights, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. A reliable company can design the lighting system and install it to highlight your landscaping and home without exposing the wires, lights, fixtures, or components to damage from plants, insects, weather, traffic, and more.
Reach out to the outdoor living experts at W.P. Law, Inc., for more information on landscape lighting design.