Lighting the gardenGarden lighting tips
In summer, the garden is one of the most beautiful areas of our home. It allows us to relax, refresh after strenuous work days and work, and gives us the ability to disconnect from all the problems, just appreciating its colors and elements. And we can not only enjoy during daylight hours with proper lighting system we can enjoy it during the night, with great pleasure and pleasure.
Proper garden lighting allows you to configure a more secure and protected environment, but of course, perhaps its best advantage is the relaxation offered by the single display of flowers and plants at all hours of the day, giving us the feeling of freshness and openness in all home.
Ideas to illuminate the garden
Optimal lighting of the gardens should be adjustable, ie, should not be absolute. You can determine a provision of lighting points to allow soft lighting for enjoyment, and a more intense lighting, for example, alfresco dining or for security reasons.
Therefore, we can choose some reflectors or illuminating pointing targeted towards large plants, sculptures and fountains. These lights must always be suitable for outdoor use, as they must be able to withstand rain, dew, wind and other types of moisture.
Their placement should be performed by experienced hands, especially with respect to the wiring, which is preferable to stay out of reach of children, animals, and especially of the mowing machine. Through special pipes you can bury these cables, for total protection. It should also be dim lights, not too bright, and preferably that do not emit heat, as this would ultimately harm our plants.
One of the favorite ways for landscapers to illuminate the exterior is the technique of uplighting, or uplight. This format indicates that the direction of the light beam will be from the floor, encased in protective boxes into the ground, or just sticking up, giving some drama and highlighting the shapes of the illuminated elements. In case of trees, plants, or some sculptures, we can use the technique of backlight, ie, a light point placed behind the object, do not point directly to viewers, but allows a contrast of light and rather subtle shadows.
Lighting the garden paths and trails is relatively simple, and has a myriad of possible variables. In the market we can find light poles are driven into the ground, looking at the desired positions and marking the trail. In addition, there are light poles at very affordable prices that are powered by a solar cell, and can be programmed to automatically turn on.