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The Many Benefits of Landscape Lighting

Have you ever noticed how a well-lit home looks more inviting, even if you can’t see what’s going on inside? There’s just something about a lit-up house that makes it look warm and welcoming. And that’s exactly what landscape lighting can do for your home—make it more inviting, increase its curb appeal, and even make it safer. Here’s a look at the benefits of landscape lighting.

1. Increase curb appeal.

Lighting is an essential component of landscape design, and when done right, it can add a whole new level of curb appeal to your home. In fact, nothing can beat the transformative power of uplighting. Unlike old-fashioned landscape lighting options that tended to cast harsh shadows and miss out on key features in a landscape, uplighting creates a warm and inviting glow that completely transforms a home’s curb appeal.

2. Boost property value.

Not only can landscape lighting increase your home’s curb appeal, but it can also actually increase its overall value. That’s because good landscape lighting can be considered a home improvement, and most home improvements tend to add value to a property. So, if you’re looking for a way to add some value to your home, landscape lighting is a great option.

3. Enhance safety and security.

When it comes to landscape lighting, there are a number of things you can do to enhance safety and security around your home. Perhaps one of the most important things is to incorporate motion sensor lights in strategic locations. These strategically placed lights will automatically turn on when someone moves in their range, helping to deter potential intruders and light up areas that might be difficult for you to see at night.

4. Create inviting outdoor living spaces.

Whether you prefer subtle, elegant fixtures or bright and bold ones that really make a statement, landscape lighting offers endless possibilities for adding beauty and individuality to any outdoor area. From soothing softly glowing paths to brilliant mixtures of color that pop against the night sky, landscape lighting allows you to create tailored spaces that reflect your personal style.

5. Highlight the best features of your landscape.

Whether you have gorgeous trees, stunning landscape features and landscaping, beautiful flower beds, or festive seasonal decor, landscape lighting is the perfect way to show them off and really make them shine. Well-placed fixtures with the right color temperature and intensity add an inviting layer of warmth and ambiance that’s sure to leave your guests impressed.

6. Create visual interest.

Landscape lighting is a great way to add visual interest and flair to your yard or outdoor spaces. Think about sitting around on the deck while colored lights flicker behind a water feature. Spotlights show off magnificent foliage in the fall and dramatic tree shapes in the winter. Even if it’s too cold to be outside, you can enjoy the visual diorama that good landscape lighting creates in your yard whenever you look out the window. 

7. Create safe and magical play areas for kids.

Whether it’s building a cozy little reading nook under a tree or creating magical teepee trails through the garden, landscape lighting adds an element of wonder and delight that kids will love exploring. Best of all, landscape lighting is subtle enough to stay out of the way while they play, so parents can rest easy knowing their kids are safe and happy. 

8. Extend outdoor time.

Contrary to what many people think, landscape lighting is not just for creating a pretty outdoor space. In fact, landscape lighting can help to extend outdoor time in countless ways. You’ll be able to spend more time outside without worrying about visibility; no need to pack things up after dusk. Landscape lighting ensures that you won’t be tripping over garden gnomes or stumbling down the stairs in the dark. 

9. Deter outdoor pests. 

When it comes to keeping your landscape thriving and pest-free, landscape lighting can be a real game-changer. Good exterior lighting can actually help to deter pests like rats, mice, and other rodents. These pesky creatures are attracted to dark environments, so they will often stay away from plants that have been well-lit. Plus, LED lights (which we use in all our outdoor landscape lighting) are the least attractive type of light for insects.

10. Host your own events. 

Whether you’re planning a big outdoor cookout with friends, or a small gathering in your backyard, landscape lighting can help set the perfect mood and add a touch of sophistication to any occasion. And with color-changing LED lights, you have complete control over the look and feel of your space. Set the mood and change the vibe as needed — from soft glows that give off a romantic vibe, to bright, inviting lights that make people feel welcome and excited to be there.

When it comes to landscape lighting in St. Louis, we put our heart into creating the best outdoor lighting design and making installation a fun, exciting, and hassle-free process for our customers. Get in touch for a complimentary consultation. Don’t miss out on the many benefits of landscape lighting for your home. 


  • Luke Smith It's great that you talked about how landscape lighting could add a whole new level of curb appeal to a house when done right. I looked at our lawn last night and I thought it was a shame that we couldn't see the whole area clearly when it's dark. So with that in mind, I am thinking of having some lighting fixtures installed on our lawn.
    • Administrator Hi Luke! Thank you for reaching out! Feel free to give us a call at 314 332-2030 or schedule an appointment if you need assistance with the lighting fixtures. We are happy to help!
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