April 25, 2017
Landscape lighting fixtures are popping up just about everywhere—grocery stores, drug stores, and of course, home improvement stores. Often these do-it-yourself (DIY) fixtures are solar-powered and tout easy installation. However, the quality and utility of these products fall short of what a consumer can get when a professional installs their home and landscape lighting.
DIY lighting is not made to withstand the outdoor elements over long periods of time. The yearly maintenance of landscape plantings and lawns can take a toll on lighting cables and fixtures. In addition, the natural elements—wind, sun, and rain—can give your landscape lighting equipment a beating. So, that $10-$30 fixture will probably need to be replaced with in a year or less. The fixtures, transformers and wire we use at Grunder Landscaping Company are made, and installed, to withstand the abuses they encounter. Sure, you invest more up front, but your equipment will last for years to come. And when a light goes out, we are a phone call away.
Secondly, lamps in these fixtures are not powerful or adjustable. When you see a professionally-lighted property, you know it. The light seems to graze the side of the home at the perfect width and brightness. The trees and shrubs are uplit or downlit to achieve a beautiful affect. The walkways are safely lit without appearing like an airport runway. Professional-grade lamps and fixtures are fully adjustable; this allows the designer to get the perfect light for whatever feature they want to accent. In addition, we only install LED lamps which have a very low operating cost and a long life.
And third, a great deal of expertise in landscape design and outdoor lighting are combined to create a well-lit property. Our landscape designers not only understand landscape design and horticulture, they have been trained in landscape lighting as well. They can see which features of your home can be enhanced by lighting. For instance, a small grove of trees near a patio can be lit from below to a spectacular effect. A water feature can be incredible when lit from above, or when lights are below the surface. Certain plants or architectural details can be accentuated by small, direct spot lights, lighting that grazes across them, or even a soft, overall ambience can be the best choice.
Let us design and install the final touch to your beautiful property—landscape lighting. It will add curb-appeal, extend your useable time outdoors and even make your property safer at night. Our landscape design professionals are waiting for your call—937/847-8000.
are spotlighting LK work throughout the growing season this year. We hope it will inspire you to join our happy family of LK clients. Just call Kent Sholder at 937/ 847-8000 for more information.