Landscape Lighting FAQ: Do Lawn & Outdoor Lighting Power Lines Run Under or Above Ground?

Installing landscape lighting around your home is a great way to increase the security, value, and appearance of your home. These lights are designed to withstand all weather in Massachusetts, allowing you to see your driveways clearly on snowy nights, or highlight your archways and plantlife. When you work with a professional landscape lighting company, such as Berardi Irrigation, you will be able to find a custom system that works to fill the unique needs of your home. Depending on the terrain, layout, and features of your yard, the lighting system may run power lines under or over the ground. In this blog, we will discuss when and why outdoor lighting power lines run underground or above ground, and how to determine which is best for your lawn. To learn more about installing lighting on your lawn and how to get started, contact the experts at Berardi Irrigation.

What Are the Benefits of Installing Landscape Lighting?

As mentioned, outdoor lighting offers many benefits to homeowners from increasing the value to highlighting the features of your home and yard. However, there are other benefits as well such as:

Do Landscape Lighting Power Lines Run Underground or Above Ground?

Depending on a variety of factors, your professional landscape lighting company will likely recommend running the power lines either underground or above ground. If your lawn is flat and does not have any large trees or major obstacles, above-ground power lines may be the simpler and more cost-effective option. However, if your lawn has rougher terrain that is uneven, you have a lot of trees or rocks, or if you have an elaborate lighting design, underground power lines may be the best option. Larger lawns may also require a combination of both underground and above-ground power lines for the most efficient lighting system. Even if your home may fit any of these criteria, it is recommended to consult with a professional to determine the best option for your home’s unique needs and layout.

Do Above-Ground Power Lines for Landscape Lighting Create a Hazard for Children or Pets?

The safety of your family and your home is the top priority when installing landscape lighting. Outdoor lighting systems are designed to be safe for all foot traffic, weather conditions, and any potential direct contact with pets or children. These power lines are made with a coating of insulated material, preventing any electrical shocks or hazards. At Berardi, our team ensures that all power lines are properly installed and maintained to ensure the safety of your loved ones.

Do You Need to Dig Into Your Lawn for Underground Outdoor Lighting Power Lines?

One of the biggest concerns homeowners have when considering underground power lines is the idea that their lawn will need to be dug up and leave unsightly patches. When a professional installs your fixtures, they will typically use a plow to bury the power lines. This tool creates a shallow trench and buries the lines without causing any noticeable damage. When you schedule a consultation with Berardi Irrigation, our team will discuss the installation process and how to minimize any impact on your lawn.

Schedule a Landscape Lighting Consultation for Driveways, Pools, Trees, & More with Berardi Irrigation in Canton, MA

Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Berardi Irrigation provides professional landscape lighting installation services to homeowners throughout the Southeast Greater Boston area. During our initial consultation, we will take measurements of your property and soil level, and gather information about the features of your home that you would like to highlight. Using this data, we will determine the best lighting design and installation method for the unique needs of your lawn. To learn more about our landscape lighting services and schedule a consultation, fill out our online form or call us at 781-828-2029.


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We Service All Lawns in Canton, MA and Southeast Massachusetts

Berardi Irrigation is a leading name in the lawn care industry based in Canton, Massachusetts. Our team is dedicated to providing top-notch irrigation and landscape lighting services to homes across the surrounding areas. Our commitment to quality, integrity, and personalized customer service sets us apart from the rest. Whether you need a simple sprinkler repair or a complete irrigation system installation, we have the expertise to get the job done right.

Contact us today to learn more about our services, and find out if you live within the areas we serve.

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Allen M.
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I've been working with Berardi Irrigation for over two years now and I've been nothing but impressed by every single interaction! Their office staff are polite, knowledgeable, and helpful. Not to mention, most of my needs are handled in a single phone call! Not to be outdone, their service is unrivaled in both quality and value. Courteous, efficient technicians arrive on time and work diligently and even let me know about ways to save on the water bill! If you have any irrigation need, big or small, look no further. 11/10
Glen P.
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Their customer service sets the standard. From office personnel to field crews, I couldn’t be happier. My system has worked perfectly since they installed it about 6 years ago, and I needed a house call after an aerator mishap. My field tech showed up on time, was extremely personable and professional, and within 20 minutes I was again watering my lawn. Thanks Gabe!
Patricia T.
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Very professional from the owner to the technicians. The owner came out and provided a quote for my new install. Gabe was able to answer all my questions. The crew were very professional and got the job done quicker than expected. The materials used were top notch and the price was right. I highly recommend Berardi Irrigation.
Ralph D.
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Gabe and the team is extremely professional and efficient . I was impressed with how they minimized any disruption to the yard during the irrigation install - I highly recommend Berardi to anyone seeking quality work from quality people.
Brandon W.
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Owner was very responsive and transparent on the work to be done. When one section of my yard was not being fully covered they quickly came out and fixed it. The crew was professional, quick, made sure they didn't break out invisible fence, and took the time to walk through the system with me to make sure it was installed correctly. 10/10 would use again.

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