Fall is here. That means crisp evenings and the perfect time of year to spend more time outdoors. If you want to make the most of fall evenings this year, then installing the right landscape lighting now will help.

Installing outdoor lighting is a great way to light up your outside space and make it enjoyable throughout the day and night. If you want to make the most of your time outside and the cooler weather, use these tips to plan your fall lighting accordingly.

Light Options for Outdoor Living Areas and Patios

An outdoor living area, such as a patio, is a great place to install up-lighting on any potted or planted shrubs and trees you have. This up-lighting effect is going to help highlight the greenery, making a warm and festive environment. You can also place outdoor lighting high in your trees and pointing down for a more natural, moonlight effect.

Make sure that your walkways are also well-lit, as fall means that it gets dark sooner than it used to. By having the proper lighting near your pathways and walkways, you don’t have to worry about guests stumbling or falling while trying to find their way. Also, quality pathway lighting is going to be elegant and give your front walkway that “red carpet” feel, which make you and your guests feel special and important.

Maintenance and Care

If you are like many homeowners, you may think you can get the outdoor lighting elements installed and then forget about them until a bulb goes out. This isn’t a good strategy.

These light fixtures are exposed to the elements 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year. From time to time, they are going to require some TLC to ensure they can continue doing their jobs.

It’s a good idea to clean the lens – both inside and out and check the bulb. Also, look to see if there is any loose wiring or other potential electrical issues that need to be addressed. It is a good idea to perform these inspections before each new season so you can address any issues that have occurred.

Call the Professionals for Help

If you need help with your lighting system, or need to have outdoor lights installed, contact our team at The IDL Company. We are made up of dedicated professionals who want to ensure your yard is properly illuminated so you can enjoy long evenings outside.

Call us today to set up an appointment and get ready for a well-lit, safe, and beautiful outdoor area that you actually want to spend time in with friends, family members, and guests.