Extending the Show

by | Nov 29, 2012 | Market News

By Ted Maro

Pahl's Market Landscape Design

The winter season brings colder temperatures, a snowy blanket and the sun goes down much earlier. We hang the Christmas lights outdoors and prepare for the holiday season. The lights invite family members home and guests for holiday gatherings. They add to a festive feeling and put us in the mood to celebrate. Soon the lights will be turned off during the night time hours. The landscape and the architectural features of your house will no longer be highlighted. 

Landscape lighting can extend the show through the winter months. When the sun goes down, you can bring your landscape to life and highlight the architectural features on your house. The lights can up light your shade trees, illuminate your evergreen trees and wash across the stone or brick on the front of your house. They can illuminate walkways, stairs, and simply say, “Welcome and this way to the front door”. Lighting these areas can also help avoid injuries due to falls and deter break-ins. Most landscape lighting today is low voltage and uses very little energy. There are many fixtures available with LED lights, very energy efficient and long lasting. 

Many homeowners have added a stamped concrete or paver patio in their back yard. Along with the patio, they have added the outdoor kitchen area and possibly a fire pit or fireplace. The space is an extension of your house and can be treated like a room. Light up your back yard room and relax there after a long day at work. Adding plants around the patio will create soft, green walls along with the lights.

Landscape lighting can create moods, showcase the landscape features, enhance architectural features, and add safety and security. Add some landscape lighting and paint a portrait with your landscape and home. You can contact our landscape division with your questions at 952-431-4345 or e-mail at landscaping@pahls.com




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