You’ve worked hard on creating your beautiful garden, so make sure you light it properly to enjoy it after the sun goes down. From LED rope lights to colorful lanterns, there are several lighting choices that can elevate your outdoor space. 

When deciding on how to illuminate your garden, think about the purpose of the lighting. Do you want to create a warm ambiance when hosting guests or add lights to safely navigate your yard at night? These questions will help you figure out where to place your garden lights. 

Pathways And Steps

Don’t worry about tripping over a step while enjoying a night in your garden! Illuminate walkways or steps with stylish lanterns or bright rope lights. Place the lanterns directly on the path or hang them from ground stakes to give the lighting some dimension. You can also line steps with LED rope lights to easily illuminate the ground and create a safe, well-lit pathway outdoors. Rope lights are a great and flexible option for families with young kids and pets who love to run outdoors without any obstacles in the way.

Tress, Plants, And Bushes

Brighten up your foliage with long-lasting LEDs. Wrap lights around your trees and bushes to give your outdoor space a whimsical feel. When illuminating bushes low to the ground, place upward spotlights at the base of them to highlight the greenery. If you have flower planters, place small lights inside the planter to give them a warm tint. You can also install lights behind your plants to give them a striking silhouette that is sure to impress any guests. 

Outdoor String Lights

You can never go wrong with string lights. Use the trees in your garden as posts to hang string lights across the yard. If you don’t have trees tall enough to do this, you can install wooden light posts to create the same effect. Another option is to use the outdoor walls of your home as a base to hang the string lights. If you want to prioritize lighting, choose string lights with large LED bulbs. For a more aesthetic look, we can help you find smaller bulbs that will give your garden that fairytale look. 

High Up Placements

To highlight an outdoor seating area, place a spotlight at a downward angle from a high-up surface. We can help you install bright LED lights from the branch of a tree to illuminate a specific area below. This method will disguise the light fixture and brighten up your garden. You can also hang lanterns from the tree branches to add some color to your greenery. 

How We Can Help You

 Houston Lightscapes has decades of experience with garden lighting and can help you bring your outdoor space to life. Call us today at 713-461-3600 for a free consultation, and one of our experts will guide you through our high-quality lighting options that can be customized to your liking. We’ll take care of the installation and maintenance, so you can enjoy your beautifully-lit garden!

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.