If you own a home, you will benefit from landscape lighting. Some homeowners worry that the process of installing landscape lighting will damage their lawn and cause issues. It doesn’t matter if you use an installation service because professionals know what they’re doing and how to properly install the outdoor electricity.
Burying the Wires
One of the first steps in having landscape lighting that doesn’t destroy your lawn is burying the wires. Professionals who will be installing the wires will know how to properly do it without ruining the grass. They will bury the wires and know where to find the right place to dig and place them so that there will not be any future issues, and be able to find them if there is anything wrong. Lighting professionals know how deep to dig in order to bury the wiring and the best way to get the wire from the lighting to a transformer nearby.
Quality of the Lights
There are many varieties of lights that you can have installed for your lawn. There are well lights, which lay flat on the ground. You might think you can’t mow over them with a lawnmower, but it’s actually safe to do so. Routine lawn maintenance in general don’t do anything to them. These types of lights are usually used for lighting trees or columns in commercial settings.
Another type of light is path lights. These are usually placed on the edge of lawns, leading the pathway. This makes it easy to avoid when mowing the lawn or doing any other type of yard work.
Spotlights are also another option. These are usually pointed at something in your yard that you want to focus on. Sometimes it’s a tree, or even a wreath on your house around the holidays. Spotlights are probably the type of lighting you need to worry about the most. Usually, these are placed in the middle of the lawn.
Placement of the Lighting and Telling Your Lawn Care Provider
If you recently have had landscape lighting installed at your home and use a lawn care service, let them know before the start working on your yard. You don’t want them running over light fixtures that weren’t there the last time they worked on your lawn. They will appreciate the heads up, and it will save you from having broken lights.
Landscape lighting won’t negatively affect your lawn as long as you cautious with the way they are installed. There are ways to do it yourself, but this is something to leave up to the professionals if you want them coming out looking and working their best!
Berardi Irrigation can provide you and your home with amazing landscape lighting to enhance your yard’s features. Contact us today either by phone or filling out our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!