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The Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

When days begin to get shorter and the nights become a little longer, homeowners start thinking about adding landscape lighting around their homes. Homeowners also need to think about what their biggest needs are and the potential benefits of outdoor lighting, such as safety illumination of all the beautiful plants and landscape features throughout your property.

4 Benefits of Natural Lighting

Below are some of the benefits of outdoor lighting use in your landscape.

Safety First

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One of the big benefits of outdoor lighting is improved safety. You want a safe outdoor living space, but darkness obscures tripping hazards, such as uneven ground. Landscape lighting increases safety by allowing you to see the area you are walking on, and illuminating any tripping or falling hazards. The improved safety is especially important during the winter months when the days get dark quicker, and icy patches are more prevalent.

One way of improving safety through lighting is by adding path lighting. Garden lights, downlights, stair lights, flush, or in-ground lights all add soft illumination to walkways. Stairs and steps in particular, are areas in which homeowners appreciate increased safety due to outdoor landscape lighting.

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Home Security

Homes that lack lighting during nighttime are prime targets for burglars, because shadowy areas are easier for them to move in undetected. Having a well-lit house at night tells any would-be burglars that someone is home, and makes trespassers easier to spot. Some lights have motion detectors that can be activated by movement in your yard, which can deter trespassers from entering your property. Smart landscape lighting even allows the use of zones and timers that can be controlled by smart phone, But even landscape lighting that is designed to highlight architectural or landscape features will help prevent deep shadows in your yard.

Visual Appeal

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Besides the practical benefits of outdoor lighting, your home and landscape become more beautiful and elegant with the right lighting. One example would be using accent lighting to accentuate individual plants or architectural features of your home. You can highlight special features on the exterior of your home, or stately trees, even in the dark. By lighting certain areas or features of your landscape, you create a welcoming, inviting atmosphere, add ambiance, and make your space more livable all day.

Expanded Time to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor landscape lighting can extend the time you can spend outdoors. After all, why should your deck or patio go unused once the sun goes down? Outdoor living spaces are meant to be used, and many homeowners love to host evening barbeques, or have quiet conversations with friends and families. Outdoor bars, seating areas and fireplaces are accentuated and made more appealing at night when combined with a great outdoor lighting design.

Contact Burkholder Brothers to Get All the Benefits of Outdoor Lighting

Get the benefits of outdoor lighting with Burkholder Landscape’s team of experienced, passionate landscapers designers. We have served Main Line area residents for over 25 years, providing a one stop shop for a comprehensive set of services, such as outdoor residential lighting, outdoor kitchens and pools installation, landscaping, and more. Our team works with you to create a beautiful, immaculate landscape and ensure that your landscape will be maintained and continue looking great. If you are interested in adding landscape lighting to your home, contact Burkholder Brothers today!

Burkholder Highlights the Benefits of Having a Permanent Outdoor Firepit

One of the coziest additions you can make to your home is a permanent outdoor firepit. Permanent firepits have become more popular landscape features in recent years, due to the enhanced ambiance, improved social atmosphere, year-round versatility, and added value to your home. Burkholder offers some of the benefits of having a permanent outdoor firepit.

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Burkholder Brothers Highlights 2020 Landscape Lighting Trends

During summers and fall, people want to spend time outdoors, having a refreshing swim in a pool or hosting an outdoor barbeque. With outdoor lighting, homeowners can create a pleasing atmosphere where they can enjoy their outdoor space day or night. Thanks to new and advancing technologies, your outdoor lighting can be more customizable than ever, atmospheric, and make your home safer. Here are a few of the 2020 landscape lighting trends that can enhance your landscaping.

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What Type Of Landscape Design Features Will Keep Your Home Cooler?

With summer heat in full swing, homeowners seek out ways to stay cool. While the indoor solutions are obvious (fans, air conditioners), a few landscape design features can help keep your home and landscape cooler. Shade structures keep you cool outdoors, while trees and shrubs can also help you stay cool indoors. Here are a few landscape design features that help keep you and your home cooler during the summer heatwave.

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Take a Look at Burkholder’s New Landscaping Projects

Each year our designers help Main Line homeowners upgrade their landscapes with new landscaping projects. Sometimes the upgrade is as simple as adding a new custom stone walkway or a specially designed deck. Other projects are more elaborate, incorporating water features like pools and spas, outdoor kitchens, firepit entertaining areas, and softscaping. Below are a few of the landscape design projects we have completed recently.

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Why Does Sir Sprinkler Use Rain Bird Sprinkler Systems?

Sir Sprinkler has provided irrigation systems and solutions to the Main Line area for years, particularly Rain Bird sprinkler systems. Rain Bird entered the irrigation industry early, forming in 1933. Since then, Rain Bird has created irrigation products that emphasize smart technology, water conservation, and high-quality materials. Those are a few of the reasons why we frequently recommend and use Rain Bird irrigation systems.

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4 Front Yard Landscaping Ideas to Keep Your Yard Beautiful

Front yard landscaping is an excellent way to enhance the beauty and value of your home. An appealing front yard adds curb appeal and makes the home more inviting. A welcoming front yard is your opportunity to make an impression on all of those who see your home. Thankfully, you have plenty of ways to enhance your front yard landscaping. To help inspire you, below are a few ideas to transform your front yard.

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Is Landscaping a Good Investment?

An immaculate landscape adds plenty of beauty and curb appeal to your home. But overall, is landscaping a good investment? While the specific value may vary, landscaping is a good investment, for an increased future sale price and for your family’s enjoyment of your landscape. From well-maintained plants to structures like pergolas, pools and spas, quality landscaping adds value to your home.

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What Is a Micro Irrigation System?

As homeowners look to better irrigate their landscapes while conserving water, micro irrigation systems have become popular choices. A micro irrigation system is a low-pressure, low-flow-rate form of irrigation designed to reduce overwatering in landscapes. Micro irrigation, also known as drip irrigation can help homeowners save water while still having a vibrant, lush landscape. Today we discuss how micro irrigation systems work, the benefits, and how drip irrigation can be added to your landscape.

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Burkholder Discusses the Types of Backyard Decks

If you want to add a backyard deck to your home, you will need to consider how you will use the space. Will your deck be a lounge, a dining area, or even attached to a pool or garden? The purpose of your deck will help determine which type of deck is best for you. Below are a few of the varieties of backyard decks and the benefits of each kind.

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