Yard Lights – Ideas for Your Home & Garden

Ready to install some yard lights to show off that lawn and landscaping you’ve spent some much time and sweat creating?


It’s a shame to let all that hard work only get noticed during daylight hours. Show it off 24/7! You’re proud of it… Right?

No matter if your illuminating the exterior of your home with deck, patio, lawn and garden lighting, or just putting a spotlight on “Old Glory” in the front yard, when used properly yard lights can really make your home shine above the rest.

Your home’s look and feel will be enhanced as you spotlight the key features of your property.

 

Different Types of Outdoor Lighting

Consider what you want to accomplish with your yard lights, some suggestions include:

Patio Lights
Want to create a one of a kind patio? Create a unique look using outdoor patio lights.

yard lights, outdoor lighting, gazebo String Lights
If you enjoy entertaining or throwing themed parties, string lights are for you. Nothing will get your guests in a cheery mood like outdoor party lighting or maybe some outdoor string lighting.

Path Lights
Looking to shed some light on your front walk way? Path lights are ideal for creating a soft glow on and around your sidewalk.

Deck Lights
Looking to create a soft glow on your deck for family dinners and get-togethers? Choose from several outdoor deck lighting options.

Security Lights
Need to add a sense of security to your yard or home? Outdoor flood lights will keep any would-be intruders away. Also check out the motion outdoor security lighting options that are available.

Track Lights
To spotlight specific areas of your patio or yard – try outdoor track lighting.

Christmas Lights
Ready to show your Holiday Cheer? There are tons of Christmas outdoor lighting options available.

 

Name Brands of Yard Lights

One of the more recognized names in outdoor lighting is Malibu outdoor lighting. Malibu Lights offer a full array of exterior lighting options to meet all of your needs.

yard lights, outdoor lighting, landscape lights Two other brands that are widely popular are the private label brands of both Home Depot and Lowe’s.

Home Depot has their own brand known as Hampton Bay outdoor lighting.

Lowe’s has their own brand known as Portfolio outdoor lighting.

Both Home Depot and Lowe’s brands offer a wide selection of affordable yard lights that meet the average homeowner’s needs.

 

How Much Will It Cost?

post lamp, lamp post You can spend as little or as much as you like on outdoor lighting. If you have a tight budget for this project, you can add some LED outdoor lighting or possibly some low voltage outdoor lights along side your landscaping or pathways that will produce a nice visual effect, yet won’t make too big of a dent in the budget.

Even better, pick up some outdoor solar lighting and you don’t have to worry about any increased power bills.

If budget is not as major of a concern, you can really dress up your exterior by adding some outdoor gas lighting or copper outdoor lighting to your lighting plan.

Elegant gas lighting and copper lighting bring a touch of class to your lawn whether it be day time or night.

 

Outdoor Lighting Tips

Keep in mind not to over do it. Too many yard lights or large fixtures will look mismatched and glaring on a smaller home.

Outdoor yard and garden lighting should provide you with security and enhance your home, without being overbearing and distracting.

 

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