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Design inspiration and outdoor lighting tips and advice for homeowners

Why is hardscape lighting integral to your guest's safety and enjoyment?

Hardscape design refers to walkways, patios, lawn ornaments, rock formations, fire pits, pergolas and more.

In other words, our hardscapes are the places where we spend the majority of our time outside. Since these are the places we find ourselves most often, at night, lighting becomes important for our safety and overall enjoyment.


Imagine evening gatherings around the fire pit. This can be a precarious journey for your guests if there isn't adequate lighting to lead the way. Our guest's safety should always be a priority. The beauty 


From a design standpoint, hardscape lighting is essential in any complete outdoor lighting design. 

In your overall design plan determine what the focal point are. Where will time be spent and where will functional safety lighting be needed most?

Consider these ideas for safety lighting in your hardscape

  • Steps and elevation changes
  • Dark paths
  • Around the firepit
  • Seating areas
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Anywhere that receives heavy traffic

A dark backyard in particular can pose a serious safety hazard. Is there a side gate your guests  enter though? Make sure their journey is free of paroles traveling from the front yard to the back. Path lights can be a great solution for illuminating steps and paths!

Take a look at the photo below and see what a difference it makes when these stone steps are illuminated at night with path lights. 


Figuring our where you need lighting around your home's hardscape is a challenge; your landscape lighting design professional can be an invaluable resource.

Collaborating with a professional on your project can help you ensure no area of your hardscape is left in the dark. With years of expertise in all things outdoor lighting, they will have the answers to all your lighting questions. 


If you are looking for hardscape lighting for around your home but don't know where to start, take the first step and request a consultation here! Let our designers create not only a functional property, but one that highlights the beauty of your home even at night. 

At Landscape Lighting Pro, the art of outdoor illumination is a real passion we work to perfect. Designing elegantly bespoke landscape lighting systems is simply all we do. For over 15 years, our award winning team of designers and craftsmen have striven to bring the best outdoor lighting experience possible to people's homes and businesses across the Wasatch Front & beyond. 

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