Backyard Garden Lighting on Northern Shores Neighborhood home, Greensboro, NC 27455
PROJECT SUMMARY: The Southern Lights crews have spent a lot of time in the Northern Shores Neighborhood installing custom landscape lighting systems. These clients have spent lots of time developing and building their dream home and landscape. After an extensive landscape and hardscape installation, the only thing left to bring this garden to perfection is classic garden lighting. During the building stages, these homeowners spent a lot of time designing the outdoor living space. They spend a lot of time outdoors and wanted their outside to be as inviting and custom as the inside of their home. Gardening is also a hobby and was also important designing the landscape, garden boxes, and now also the backyard garden lighting.
Illuminating the backyard garden and specific trees in the front yard brought this property to life and gave new meaning to be outdoors in the evenings.
During the design phase, Southern Lights provides the road map and detailed lighting designs for our clients, capturing beautiful settings at night, creating the most ideal landscape lighting effects.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FOCUS: Like many things there is a right and a wrong way of doing things. Lighting is no different. These clients weren’t as focused on the house as they were the landscape. Usually the home is the backdrop that provides the structure and height to the lighting design. The home was to be subdued on the home and provide just enough light in the front of the home to be inviting, but not over done. The driveway and sidewalk were most critical here. Guests now have a beautifully lit path guiding guests in and out of the home. A couple of trees where highlighted also, but not architectural lighting on this home was desired.
The backyard is where these clients really wanted to create a scene. Obviously, there were beautiful vegetable gardens t0 bring attention to, but also the plantings, paver patios, stone walkways, and outdoor furniture were important to this garden lighting canvas. Adequate garden lighting was needed to guide guests from the driveway through the backyard fence and down into their backyard oasis.
When talking with our clients, Southern Lights always tries to listen for what’s most important from our client’s perspective. In this case and in our company motto of (Safety. Security. SERENITY), All three of these focuses played an equal role in these lighting designs.
- Safety lighting was needed to address the elevation changes throughout the property and along the long winding sidewalk and into the vegetable gardens.
- Security lighting was needed to help illuminate a very dark back and side yard and keep intruders out.
- SERENITY lighting is always needed to give the space and property a clean and natural design during evening hours. Tying the function with the beauty is always our goal.
- Functional Utility Lighting along driveway and sidewalks
- Elevation Changes at Steps
- Garden Lighting on Trees and Plantings
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING FIXTURES: 100% made in USA Clarolux Landscape Lighting Fixtures. Clarolux AL11 “Verona” Area & Path Light
LOCATION: This custom backyard garden lighting design and installation can be found in the Northern Shores neighborhood, Greensboro, NC 27455.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN: Ideal landscape lighting should evoke Safety. Security. SERENITY and should always start with a design. A custom built home, needs a custom landscape lighting design and installation. Southern Lights
These clients realized early on that this property and landscape really needed the full attention of an expert landscape lighting designer. Allowing Southern Lights the ability to be creative with the lighting design and to have some freedom of fixture selection and location, proved to be a great decision.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN TECHNIQUES & EFFECTS:
- 100% LED Lighting
- Up Lighting
- Path Lighting
- Wash Lighting
HURDLES TO OVERCOME: Designing an ideal landscape lighting system takes planning. Getting light to the right place takes some skill and time to coordinate installing wire to the desired fixture location.
All of the landscape / hardscape was completed prior to garden lighting installation which meant fishing wire through and under patios and walkways was necessary. Fortunately, the homeowners thought ahead and had sleeves placed under areas for future access. Although this landscape is fairly new, these clients chose to plant full size plant material in hopes to create instant privacy from the neighbors and a retreat for themselves. For that reason, a garden lighting design was needed to plan out the proper effects certain fixtures and lamps will provide. A night time visit was necessary to fine tune this lighting design as well.
Keeping the plant material properly pruned will be an ongoing maintenance need for these clients to keep the lighting design in tact for years to come and to reduce unnatural shadows on the architecture. This client ultimately trusted Southern Lights with the lighting designs allowing us to provide them with the most ideal landscape lighting effect with the best lighting fixtures for the space and structures. We think it turned out pretty awesome!
Located in Summerfield, NC Southern Lights of NC: Outdoor Lighting and Audio serves clients properties and property management companies throughout the state of NC including Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Burlington, Reidsville, Oak Ridge, Brown Summit, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Raleigh, Charlotte, Kannapolis, Salisbury, Gastonia, Matthews, etc. Southern Lights has installed hundreds of outdoor landscape lighting systems and carries more certifications than anyone in the state. We specialize in lighting designs and service everything we install as well as lighting systems installed by others. With attention to detail and a solid knowledge of design, Southern Lights is the leading outdoor landscape lighting firm in the state of NC and beyond. See why our clients choose the most ideal landscape lighting company Greensboro, NC. Contact us today by web (online form) or phone (336.451.4969)