Fall is fast approaching, and for most of the country, it is the perfect time to be in the backyard. In the Midwest, the crisp fall nights create magic gathered around the fire on the patio, reminiscing about summer adventures. However, while the dim glow of a fire is comforting, it isn’t exactly great for entertaining, especially if you have a large group of people. Therefore, you will want solid lighting options to create a backyard worthy of fall festivities.
There are so many ways that lighting makes your home safer, starting with being able to see more. For example, motion-activated flood lights around the house will deter robbers from getting close to the house and make it easier to see anyone approaching your property. Better lighting around common areas will also prevent accidents since people can better navigate outdoor areas and clearly see any obstacles or hazards.
The most essential job lighting does is to create ambiance. Lighting is an art form that comes in two parts, the light and the fixture. When you choose the correct fixture and lighting, you can create magic in any space. Your patio will transform from a bland family space to a fun and exciting space that will stun guests and create a cozy atmosphere for family night.
Highlight Your Favorite Features
When you have spent all summer caring for your landscaping, you are bound to have parts you are proud of. Outdoor lighting can highlight different areas of your yard to make them focal points and conversation pieces. This lighting can also be used year-round to showcase other highlights in your yard, like holiday decorations.
Get More Fall Viewing Time
One of the many excellent benefits of living in the North is the beautiful tree colors in the fall. The downside is that the nights grow shorter as the season progresses, so you get less viewing time. Having uplights under your trees will allow you to view them longer and emphasize the fall colors, making them even more gorgeous at night.
Illuminate Your Walkways
Illuminating walkways is not only essential for safety; it is an underlooked design element. In addition, an illuminated pathway is inviting to guests and gives your home curb appeal.
Iron Out the Technical Stuff
Landscape lighting will transform your yard at night, but it isn’t needed during the day, so there are some technical aspects to consider. First, solar-powered lights are fantastic and eco-friendly, but the downside is they need prolonged exposure to the sun, and as the days get shorter, they don’t charge as much. The last thing you want is to watch your landscape lights slowly dim and die during an outdoor get-together. To get the best of both worlds by keeping your lights strong but still conserving energy, you want your landscape lights to be connected to a power source on a timer, so they turn off and on at specified times. Not only will you be conserving energy, but you never have to think about turning the lights on and off. In addition, your neighbors will appreciate that your lights are not on all night long.
Make the Most of It
In the Fargo-Moorhead area, spending time in the yard in the fall is precious. It is a time when you can reflect on all the hard work you’ve put in to make your home look as good as it does, but we also know that winter is just around the corner, coming to cover your beautiful landscaping. So make the most out of your time outside this fall by creating a personal outdoor oasis where you can go to unwind and enjoy everything the season has to offer.