If you are like most people, you likely use your sprinkler system regularly during the summer months. It’s an essential part of keeping your lawn green and healthy, even in the sweltering heat. Even though you may not be using your sprinkler as often, that doesn’t mean neglecting your sprinkler system during fall is a good idea.READ MORE
Using the right mix of front yard lighting is going to help enhance the safety of your home, along with its beauty and security.
While you may think all you need to do is to duplicate your backyard lighting in the front yard, there are different design objectives when lighting your front yard. For example, front yard lights work to deter unwanted visitors all while adding ambient lighting to your landscape and highlighting your home’s architecture.
1. Step Lighting
You can make your house safer for you and your loved ones with this lighting. Without this lighting, you or someone else may trip over a step they can’t see. You can minimize injuries and liability by installing step lights. Believe it or not, step lighting is easy to install and offers a nice wash of light over the intended area.
2. Brighten the Entryway
You probably remember a so-called “creepy” house at the end of your street from when you were a child. In most cases, this was probably a homeowner that hadn’t invested in entryway lighting.
Take a look at the homes nearby. Entryway lighting is easy to forget. If you have a bigger home and multiple points of entry, or if you live in a housing development with similar architecture to the other houses on the block, guests may have trouble seeing where to go at night and entryway lighting can be invaluable. Even better, this lighting can help you feel safer and more at ease when you answer your door at night.
3. Make Your Home More Visible
It is frustrating to not see a home you are visiting because you are unable to see the house numbers clearly. It’s a good idea to buy illuminated address lighting to help eliminate this issue. Another option is to use directional lighting that points at your house numbers.
4. Wall Lighting Fixtures
Outdoor wall lighting fixtures are becoming more popular for home décor because they combine beauty and function. There are more than a few art glass fixtures and old-world lantern options in the market that can help bring attention to the details of your home. If you have courtyard walls, cobblestone, climbing vines, or exposed brick, make sure you choose the best accent light to showcase them. These lights are also going to serve as guides for nighttime visitors.
5. Show Off Nature
A directional spotlight – or two – are fantastic ways to turn architectural plant life in your yard into a real work of art. If you have some type of perennial, such as cactus or Japanese Wisteria, you can illuminate them at night and put their beauty on display.
Do You Need Help with Your Landscape Lighting?
If you need help planning the landscape lighting for your front yard, contact us. Our team at The IDL Company can help you get the desired results for your landscape.
Are you looking for sprinkler programming tips? Ever wondered how long you should run your sprinklers? If so, you’re not the only one. However, there’s no “one size fits all” answer in this situation. There are far too many variables to make a blanket statement.
The good news is, there is some information you can use to ensure your sprinkler system runs at the appropriate time and for the proper length of time. While it may not be the precise answer, it’s a good place to start.READ MORE
The older a sprinkler system is, the more likely it is to need ongoing repairs. Eventually, regular maintenance and repairs may not be enough. Also, technology is always changing in the realm of sprinkler systems. Just like the other systems in your house, replacing old, outdated sprinkler components with a sprinkler upgrade can help save you money and water. READ MORE
Regardless of if you have a sprinkler system at your home or commercial property, you may be wasting money – and not even know it. If your irrigation system has controllers, they may be nothing more than glorified times, and chances are you don’t adjust them as often as you should. READ MORE
In the past, traditional lighting design focused on the concept that more was always better. Today, though, there are many lighting designers who continue to design to the desired specifications using various, outdated lux and lumen valves that were developed as far back as the 1960s, which was significantly before the prevalence of modern LEDs and the understanding of how light and the human eye interacted. READ MORE
Sprinkler system maintenance and repair services are pretty common among both gardeners and homeowners. While automatic irrigation systems are growing in popularity, just like with any other mechanical item, they may break down and experience issues from time to time. READ MORE
Sprinkler heads are the real workhorses of your sprinkler system. They are also the parts most exposed to the damaging elements outside. While it isn’t difficult to replace a sprinkler head, it does require digging and special care. READ MORE
For the summer months, a general rule of thumb to follow when watering your grass is to provide one to one and a half inches of water each week. This is provided by both rainfall and irrigation. A good way for you to determine the moisture penetration is by probing the soil with a screwdriver or a similar item. READ MORE
You’ve gotten your patio just how you want it, the furniture is perfect, and the exterior cushions you selected go great with the other décor. Your pool or garden look great, but there’s still one thing missing – the lights!READ MORE