Even though we spend most of our time on our blog educating our customers on the ins and outs of lawn care, we cannot forget the other half of our business – Landscape & Architectural Lighting. After investing so much time and energy into the quality of your landscape, you want to show it off.
The daytime is easy, but what about at night? Landscape and architectural lighting can illuminate your investment late in the night, allowing you longer use of your outdoor space, and is great for evening events with friends, family, or co-workers.
While there are many different types of landscape lighting, such as path and uplighting, none is so primed for improving your personal outdoor experience as Patio Lights.
Sometimes called cafe or bistro lights, these are string lights that you might typically see hung up in a backyard, illuminating a backyard, deck, or patio. Installing patio lights can create a cozy and warm ambiance to your outdoor space.
In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of various patio light installations and how great they can look on your landscape.
Edison String Lights: For That Vintage Look
Installing patio lights can create a unique aesthetic in your surroundings. They can add a stylish touch while decorating your patio. You can completely change any atmosphere with patio lights installation using Edison string lights. These lights emit a warm amber glow, which can easily create a warm, cozy, and inviting atmosphere, perfect when you need to receive guests.
They’re durable since they’re designed for the outdoors and made from durable materials. You can also find LED versions of Edison bulbs, which make for an energy-efficient patio light installation.
Our Higher Ground Lawn Care & Lighting team can install patio lights on your property efficiently. We offer Edison string lights and other lighting options that can create that vintage look. Choose from various shapes and sizes that best suit your patio’s look, design, and size.
Trees: All Natural Hanging
An annoying part of patio light installation can be the need to drill holes to hook lights up around your home. To easily avoid this, you can settle for hanging them around an already present tree.
Of course, this only applies if trees are nearby, but you should take advantage. It will create a natural ambiance, although trees move with the wind and inclement weather, so professional installation is a must to set proper tension and avoid property damage.
Hanging cafe lights on trees near your patio extends the use of your outdoor space, allowing you to enjoy not just your deck but also the area under the trees. It’s a great way to spend time with your family and friends where you can relax, share a meal, or enjoy each other’s company.
Deck Railing: Easy Access
For another easy patio light hanging solution, you can have Higher Ground use professional mounting hardware to custom fit the length of your lighting to the size of your deck railing.
This will illuminate only the area you are using, your deck, where you are now entirely enveloped by lighting. When installed this low, there is minimal weather risk, and LED bulbs are easy to replace when they go out.
Installing patio lights on your deck railing also improves the overall safety of your outdoor space. You can use them to illuminate walkways and other areas, making it easy for people to move around. Lights along your deck railings also improve visibility at night. Imagine preparing or grilling food for your guests. The added lighting will make it easy to see what you’re doing.
Further, at Higher Ground Lawn Care & Lighting, we offer energy-efficient options, so you save on costs while improving the aesthetics of your deck and patio. We can provide you with the necessary hardware, such as clips and hooks, to make installation easier.
Overhead Hang: Light Your Landscape
If you want your backyard to feel like the outdoor patio of a high-end food and beverage establishment, overhead hanging lights are a great option. This lighting installation style makes for the classiest of looks. Still, for safety reasons, overhead lights cannot be installed over pools or other bodies of water.
At Higher Ground, we utilize stainless steel braided cables for premium durability and turnbuckles to adjust the tightness. For a combination of class and functionality, overhead lighting can light up the entirety of your backyard.
Pendant Lighting: Adding Unique Accents
Aside from illuminating hard-to-reach areas of your patio and yard, pendant lighting systems can add task and accent lighting to your outdoor space. At Higher Ground Lawn Care & Lighting, we offer pendants in various colors, shapes, and sizes. Get the look of your patio to match your distinctive taste, including vintage, transitional, and modern designs.
Professional Installation: Your Best Bet
Beyond these patio lighting solutions, there will always be room for improvement. This is why you should use a professional like Higher Ground for your patio light installations for premium quality lighting and installation.
Our team members are trained in every best practice and can ensure that installation is up to our high quality of work standards. We can even tailor our installation to your exact aesthetic desires or provide our experienced ideas for peak ambiance.
Higher Ground Lawn Care and Lighting are ready to take your property to a higher level. Experience why your neighbors and businesses in University Park, TX & surrounding areas choose Higher Ground Lawn Care & Lighting to bring their property to the next level. Call us at (682) 206-3596.