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How to Design Cool Garden Lighting

This is how to start, sit down in your garden at night and imagine how the lighting will bring out its beauty. Your initiative as well as the tips provided for you in this post will help you get things right.

Assuming there is a waterfall in your garden, you can allow lighting from two angles of the fall giving it depth. Lighting from the back will reveal a beautiful reflection on the surface of the water. Meanwhile, the underwater lighting will show the fishes in the water. How beautiful it’ll be at nights.

The type of lighting used, is LED bulbs that are completely sealed, they also do not require any for maintenance when in use. Another good thing about this lighting technology is that it does not produce heat and so will not interfere with the activities of the micro-organism the fishes feed on.


Sometimes, you may need metals for keeping the lighting fixtures around your pool, be sure to make use of stainless steel, copper or brass. Be careful with aluminum as they could leak water.

Generally, having either a waterfall or pond in your garden greatly increases its beauty when lighting is added. The lighting adds serenity to the atmosphere around the fishes or even decorated stones.

Also, ensure you don’t place too much lights, the amount of lighting in the garden should just be enough to reveal the patterns and shadows in the garden; while also showing off the fishes as they swim in the pool. It’s obvious that any water you use will have to be crystal clear.

Tips to Designing a Stunning Landscape

So you’ve got a new home, or you want to transform the environment around your old house to something fresher in appearance. That’s great. With the right information, our homes can really be very beautiful without much stress.


In designing the landscape around our homes, we can decide to employ the services of a landscape company, or we can decide to make out time to do it ourselves. Let’s brainstorm some ideas to help.

  • One mistake you must never make is to plan for the removal of any tree. This is very important to take note of. Rather, you can plan to trim any tree you feel you don’t like its position.
  • Since there are going to be trees and grasses, plan also for an irrigation system, especially a natural one.
  • In creating the perfect landscape design, include a fire pit especially in the backyard of the house.
  • The presence of a wooden deck can bring out the beauty in the design. If you don’t have a strict budget, a brick deck, though more expensive, can be really cute.
  • In perfecting the beauty of the backyard, you can have the deck surround your swimming pool.
  • To finish off the design, ensure you have a garden, so you do not just have a perfect spot for relaxation, you also have a source of natural fruits and vegetables for the family.
  • Well, it won’t hurt to add a hammock. If you are a geek at something, you have cool place to do your thing.

Those where just ideas to get you started in designing a perfect landscape for your home, can you add anything else to make it better?