Back Yard Landscape Lighting
by Colin Jones
While having a fantastic back yard garden is important, you should think about a means of allowing the
beauty of your garden to shine through in different weather and lighting conditions. Some people want to have
the option of having their garden illuminated at night. For these people, looking at different back yard landscape
lighting ideas will permit you the chance of having your garden looking just the way you want it, no matter
what the natural lighting conditions are.
In order to provide the right back yard landscape lighting conditions, you have the choice of a wide
variety of lighting fittings. These fittings can be in the form of lamps, lanterns, spotlights, halogen lights and
even solar-powered lights.
The price of these back yard landscape lighting fittings differs for every style of lighting.
When you are planning on using back yard landscape lighting, you will need to decide where to place the lights
to achieve the best lighting effects. You may also want to consider which lights will provide your garden with a
You can look in landscaping magazines to get an idea of the many different ways that these back yard landscape
lighting fixtures can be utilized.
While it is possible to find ideas for placing back yard landscape lighting in your garden from landscape
magazines, there is another way too. For this method, you have to look at your garden in the daytime and in the
In the morning you will need to look what spots in your garden would be enhanced by the use of back yard
landscape lighting. When night falls look out at your garden again and see what areas would benefit from the use of
Then, the morning after this nocturnal exercise, you can go out into the garden again and mark out approximately
where you feel there is a need for back yard landscape lighting. Once you have inspected this area properly, try
imagining what kind of lights will be useful. You can then go to the garden centre to look for
these types of lights.
Then, after you have bought your ideal lights and you have studied the instructions on setting them up, you
will need to commence fixing the back yard landscape lighting in a manner that will make the maximum out of your
garden. You ought to try subtle and strong lighting to decide on the best for your garden. Coloured lighting is a
good option too. You could use a dimmer to trial stronger and subtle lighting.
Once you have finished your trials and installed the final version of lighting, you will see what a difference
having the right back yard landscape lighting can make to your garden. From now on, when night falls you will still
be able to appreciate just how beautiful your back yard garden is, but you will see it in a different light.