The warm weather and early spring have brought a quicker pace to outdoor landscaping and gardening. Evenings and weekends are being used to plant and prim the outside yards taking them from brown and dreary from winter to green and bright colored for the summer.
According to The National Gardening Association US households spend 29.5 BILLION on their lawns and gardens each year. Enjoyment of these range from May-October if living in a seasonal location like our own here in Calgary – that is almost HALF the year your yard is put on display for the enjoyment of your family and others that you invite into your home.
Think of August when the summer nights get shorter and the darkness comes quicker…then what? All those hours and all that money disappear into the night. At Divine Designs Outdoor Lighting we are always happy and willing to provide a new perspective and design so that does not happen.
The options for outdoor lighting have evolved in the last few years and the opportunity to light your pathways, your gardens and the outside of your home are vast. Below are 3 outdoor lighting considerations for your Calgary yard.
Instead of grabbing the flashlight or walking only where the porch light reaches why not light up the pathways to enjoy all year long. Attractive fixtures will compliment your property and your home day and night. Enjoy the hard work of those flower beds after the sun goes down. Allow for safer travels on paths and stairs after dark.
A home usually provides 3 sources of light. The front porch, the outside of the garage and the back porch. You can imagine the many places that could still appreciate extra light for your enjoyment as well as your security. Providing so much more than fixtures and features, we offer creative expertise that will transform your property and bring to light the beauty of your landscape not yet realized. We utilize techniques such as down lighting and moonlighting, grazing, wall washing, silhouetting and shadowing, among others.
On those warm summer nights there is nothing better then relaxing with a cool drink on your deck. When our Calgary summers are so short – it’s a place you want to enjoy as much as you can! Candles and string lights can add ambiance and charm but outdoor lighting can enhance and remain for your enjoyment. Choose from rail lights, stair lights, in floor lights, and post lights to create that perfect outdoor ambiance together with your added hostess touches.