Fall is many people’s favorite time of year. This is because of many reasons; the beautiful changing colors of the leaves, the crisp Fall air, the pumpkin spice flavored goodies. There aren’t many people out there who would say they dislike Autumn. As the environment changes, and the nights get darker earlier, there’s a new found need for Fall landscape lighting. How can landscape lighting help you enjoy all the best parts of Fall?

Fall Landscape Lighting Ideas

There are so many landscape lighting ideas you can use to enhance the beauty of Fall. Fall landscape lighting can be used to:

  • Illuminate The Changing Trees – Tree lighting is a wonderful way to highlight the gorgeous, rich colors of Autumn. Playing around with different color temperatures and fixture placement can create a range of different aesthetics from a warm, bold display to a cool, soft moonlit effect. You can use techniques such as uplighting, moonlighting, and other downlighting. 
  • Warm Up Fire Pits – When the nights get chillier, people still want to enjoy their time outside. Fall is the perfect time to warm up by a fire pit with friends. Soft, Fall landscape lighting that highlights the warmth from the fire is a great way to bring an underutilized part of the home to life. 
  • Prepare For Colder Weather – Fall landscape lighting is also a great way to safely prepare for colder weather. Once winter rolls around, it will be snowy and slick, making it difficult to install new lighting and bury wires. Fall is the perfect time to enhance any outdoor lighting system to ensure the safety of your loved ones walking around outside at night in the winter. Proper outdoor lighting can let your loved ones see patches of ice that are otherwise hidden in the dark. Path lighting, driveway lighting, and backyard lighting can all help protect your loved ones from the cold, dark winter. 

Landscape Lighting Maintenance

Fall isn’t just a great time to get landscape lighting for the first time. It’s also a necessary time for landscape lighting maintenance. For those who already have a stunning outdoor lighting system, there are steps one must take to protect the longevity of their lighting. While the leaves are beautiful this time of year, they also create a lot of fallen foliage which can clog and cover fixtures.They can even be a fire hazard. Having a landscape lighting designer, such as Houston Lightscapes, come for an Autumn maintenance visit can leave your property looking pristine and your fixtures shining brighter than ever. 

A white columned house lit up at night by Fall landscape lighting

In a maintenance visit, Houston Lightscapes will remove leaves surrounding and obscuring your fixtures, and will clean any dirty bulbs. They will also test to see if any bulbs have burnt out or broken in the outdoor weather. If any weeds remain from the Summer, they will pull those and leave your yard looking fresh and clean. 

Set Up A Free Demo or Maintenance Visit

If you live in the surrounding Houston Tx area, set up a free nighttime lighting demo. Our designers can give you landscape lighting ideas that will bring out the best in your property during the Fall months. You can set up a free demo here. If you already have a lighting system installed, and need to make sure it is safe and up to date, set up a maintenance visit here.

The team at Houston Lightscapes takes pride in their many years of experience in the landscape lighting industry. They've been serving the greater Houston area for over 30 years bringing innovation and elegance to their designs. Learn more about Houston Lightscapes here.