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When is the Best Time of Year to Get Landscape Lighting Installed?

A common question homeowners ask us: when is the best time of year to get your outdoor lighting installed?

The answer: when you, the homeowner, are ready to enjoy the benefits of outdoor lighting!

t's never too early or too late to begin the design process or have an experienced lighting designer get involved to help navigate the desired look and feel for your home. With that said,  there are a few factors that can affect the installation process.

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When deciding the right time to move forward with the installation process it’s important considering where your home is located and the weather you experience throughout the year.

Generally, the only time of year that you’ll have issues is during the winter months (if you live somewhere where the winters come with freezing temperatures and snow) Your best bet is to wait until spring to complete the installation, due to the difficulty of burying wires and installing some fixtures in the frozen ground.



Are you currently in the midst of other new Landscape projects?

We recommend waiting until your other projects are completed before you have low voltage Landscape Lighting added to your home. Your outdoor lighting should accent your surroundings; this can be hard to achieve if you have fixtures installed before final decisions are made in the landscape (such as tree and vegetation placement). From early conception to final execution, a lot can change as your project comes to fruition.



Once your Landscape Lighting is in, it can be enjoyed year-round! Whether you enjoy the sight of blossoming flowers in the spring; lounging by the pool during warm summer evenings; relaxing by your firepit on cool autumn nights, or watching the snow falling to coat your evergreens in the winter, there is always a time your lighting will be enjoyed.  

The beauty outdoor lighting adds to your home isn't the only reason to get landscape lighting! The safety and security of your home is essential: Landscape Lighting deters unwanted visitors and gives the illusion that someone is always home. Security lighting is always a plus. It's important to consider the areas of your home that present safety hazards in the evening. Strategically placed fixtures near staircases and pathways will help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Looking to get your lighting project started?

If you are looking for a high quality landscape lighting system for 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 nearly 20 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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