Achieving a perfectly landscaped outdoor space in Florida usually means you get to enjoy it all year round. A well-designed garden takes all the seasons into consideration and provides accordingly. For example, evergreen shrubs provide color in winter and hardscaping, such as firepits and sheltered areas, so you can be outside in the cold weather.
Being able to enjoy your outdoor space year-round gives you great value from your landscaping, but what about at night? We tend to only think about using our gardens during daylight hours, but gardens can actually be just as stunning at night.
The secret is having thoughtful landscape lighting design to enhance the aesthetic of the garden and provide safe use of the space when it’s dark. Here’s what it’s all about:
Our experienced Panama City landscape lighting team can install a lighting system that showcases your beautiful outdoor space. You’ve likely seen stately mansions in person or on TV where the manicured gardens have a stunning soft glow about them, and the trees have uplights that show off the foliage while illuminating the area.
Other examples include thoughtfully placed lights that illuminate pathways and make it safe for people to explore the outdoor area when it’s dark. Atmospheric lights can also illuminate the seating and dining areas of the patio.
The service of providing landscape lighting for our customers, includes working with you to determine what type of lighting you want and the impact you wish to achieve. We use a low-voltage system because it is easy to install, and it’s cheaper and safer to run than other systems.
Our lighting designs are incredibly versatile and can conjure up almost any effect you want, including soft moonlit style glows, warm, gentle washes, multi-coloured ethereal lights, and magical star canopies. Our lighting transforms landscapes.
The landscape lighting system draws power from your main supply. It consists of a transformer to safely reduce the volts and a strong, waterproof cable running to the lighting’s lead wires. Fixtures attach the bulbs, which create an up or downlight depending on where they are placed. Some fixtures have stakes to allow them to be mounted on the ground. Others have brackets so they can be fixed to walls or other solid objects.
The bulbs are available in a variety of different brightness and color options. You can even have color-changing bulbs with adjustable brightness so you can suit the lighting to any mood you wish.
There are many types of landscaping lights and each type of light creates a different effect. Here are just a few:
If you are planning to highlight your garden or patio with lighting at your Panama City home, then some popular configurations are as follows:
If you’re having your garden, patio, or outdoor space redesigned, it is a good idea to factor in your landscape lighting at the same time. This way, the lighting can be incorporated into the project, and everything is finished at the same time.
If you’re thinking about installing a landscape lighting system into an existing garden, then it’s always a good idea to consult someone experienced in landscape lighting first. We can come and look at the areas you want to be illuminated and make recommendations on the best types of lights to use.
We’ll help you draw up a plan for a lighting system that achieves the desired effects while keeping it as energy-efficient as possible.
If you’re considering landscape lighting or would like to understand more about it, please contact our Panama City landscape lighting team at Palm Brothers to discuss lighting your needs. Your outdoor space is your pride and joy, so why limit its use to the daylight hours? With landscape lighting, you can benefit from your garden 24/7.