One of the many blessings of living in the Carolinas is the most welcome advent of spring – especially after a few chilly months.

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If you’re like so many of us with a springtime “Honey Do” list, take heed – your home and property improvements – especially your outdoor living space additions – don’t have to be lost in the dark as the sun sets.

Light up the night with the professional outdoor lighting experts and landscape lighting designers at Carolina Landscape Lighting.

Landscape Improvements And New Garden Features Deserve Professional Highlighting To Be Enjoyed Long Into The Evening

Signs of spring typically start to emerge next week in March and continue through May. Adding outdoor lighting and landscape lighting during this time can enhance the beauty of your outdoor spaces for many good reasons. Here are some first signs of spring in the Carolinas that make it a great time for outdoor lighting projects:

Blooming Flowers: As temperatures rise, various trees and flowers begin to bloom, bringing vibrant colors to your landscape. Installing professional lighting by Carolina Landscape Lighting can showcase the beauty of these blossoms, creating a stunning visual effect in the evenings.

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Emerging Foliage: Trees and shrubs start to produce new leaves during this welcoming of spring, giving your garden a fresh and lush appearance. Low voltage outdoor lighting can be affordably and strategically placed to highlight the unique shapes and textures of different foliage.

Warmer Temperatures: With the arrival of spring, evenings become milder, making it more enjoyable to spend time outdoors, especially well into the evening. Installing professional lighting will extend the usability of your outdoor space, allowing you to entertain guests or relax in the garden after sunset – a terrific way to end the day.

Increased Outdoor Activities: Carolinians tend to spend more time outdoors during the spring, and who can blame them? Enhancing your outdoor space with lighting can create an inviting atmosphere for gatherings, barbecues, or simply enjoying a quiet evening on the patio. These simple pleasures are the best.

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Extended Daylight: As daylight hours lengthen in spring, you may find yourself spending more time outside. Outdoor lighting can help you make the most of these extended evenings, providing both functional and aesthetic benefits.

Birds and Wildlife: Spring is a time when many bird species return and wildlife becomes more active. Consider incorporating lighting elements that illuminate bird feeders, water features, or other points of interest to observe and enjoy the local wildlife.

With Spring In The Air, It’s High Time To Think About Landscape Lighting

Enhanced Curb Appeal: A well-lit landscape can significantly boost the curb appeal of your property. Highlighting architectural features, pathways, and key elements of your garden can make your home stand out during the brighter evenings of spring – and add strong residual value to your lifestyle, as well as the equity in your home.

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When Adding Anything Outdoors, Ensure That It Can Be Enjoyed After Dark With Professional Outdoor Lighting

√ New floral, shrubs, trees and garden ornamental additions

√ A brand, spanking new landscape installation

√ Expanded and new outdoor living spaces and places, most notably backyard decks, patios, pools, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and open porches

√ Planting a tree line extension around the rear of your home for beautification and more privacy

√ Adding a new pergola with colorful and fragrant Carolina Jasmine

√ The creation of a moon garden capturing the intricate subtleties and magic of an all-white landscape around your patio

Don’t let your hard work dwindle under the veil of night. Highlight your landscape with lighting to get the most out of your evenings ahead with the design excellence of the expert landscape lighting installers at Carolina Landscape Lighting.

Let Your Imagination Guide You To Uniquely Beautiful Outdoor Lighting Installations

When designing your outdoor lighting with the experts at Carolina Landscape Lighting, consider the overall aesthetic of your home, the natural elements in your landscape, and the functionality you want to achieve.

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There are numerous outdoor lighting and landscape lighting designs and techniques that will enhance the beauty of the exterior areas of your home. Here are some of the more popular ideas to stimulate your thinking and planning this spring:

Path Lighting: Use low-voltage lights to illuminate pathways, walkways, and driveways, being mindful to position lights along the edges or between plants to guide guests safely through your yard.

Accent Lighting: Highlight architectural features, such as columns, arches, and unique exterior textures, with spotlights or well lights. Don’t forget to shine lights on sculptures, outdoor fire features, statues, fountains or other focal points in your garden to create visual interest.

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Uplighting: Aim lights upward to illuminate trees, shrubs, or architectural elements from below. This technique adds drama and depth to your landscape.

Downlighting: Have lights installed in elevated positions, like trees or eaves, to cast a gentle downward glow. Downlighting can create a romantically beautiful moonlight effect while providing soft ambient lighting.

Silhouetting: This is where your designer places lights behind an object, such as a tree or sculpture, to create a dramatic silhouette against a wall or other surface.

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Grazing: Placing landscape lights close to the surface of a textured wall or structure emphasizes the texture and creates shadows.

Moonlighting: Here is your opportunity to mimic the soft glow of moonlight filtering through branches. This creates a natural and enchanting lighting effect.

Garden Bed Lighting: Highlighting flower beds, plants, or shrubs with well-placed lights to showcase the beauty of your garden is a memorable way to welcome springtime. We suggest choosing adjustable fixtures to accommodate growing plants.

Deck and Patio Lighting: Install lighting on or around decks and patios to extend their usability into the evening. Use string lights (also known as festive bistro lights), post lights, and recessed deck lighting for a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Colorful Lighting: Introduce colored lights for a festive or unique atmosphere, especially a good idea for seasonal holidays, special family events and parties that lie ahead as we approach summertime. Our LED lights with color-changing capabilities easily provide flexibility in adjusting the mood.

Now Is The Ideal Time To Plan And Execute Your Outdoor Lighting Dream Scenario

Our team is standing by to schedule your complimentary outdoor lighting design consultation. Here is how to connect with us throughout the Carolinas.

ASHEVILLE, NC

828-333-9772

asheville@carolina-light.com

CHARLESTON, SC

843-817-9797

charleston@carolina-light.com

CHARLOTTE, NC

704-877-6911

charlotte@carolina-light.com

COLUMBIA, SC

803-470-1911

columbia@carolina-light.com

GREENVILLE, SC

864-214-4555

greenville@carolina-light.com

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