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Do You Make These Garden Lighting Mistakes?

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Do You Make These Garden Lighting Mistakes?

Do You Make These Garden Lighting Mistakes?
Do You Make These Garden Lighting Mistakes?

Designing the exterior garden lighting style that you want in your yard can be incredibly exciting.  Your garden essentially becomes a blank canvas that you can put any and all of your ideas on and unleash all of your inner creativity to create any number of effects and moods.  However, despite being well-intentioned many people make some very common mistakes when trying to design the lights in the garden.  But with the right research and time spent designing your lighting scheme, you can avoid being subject to this shame.  These are but a few of the all-too-common mistakes people make when designing their low voltage garden lighting and how to avoid them.

Design Mistake #1 – Using Too Much Light

Sadly, the most common mistake most people make when lighting their gardens is using too much light.  Gardeners will use very high wattage bulbs in many of their light fixtures, washing out the entire area in light.  You should not be lighting up your garden in the same way that you would light up your yard to play a game of catch at night.  Instead of turning night into day, use the night to create dramatic effects and shadows with your plants.

Avoiding this mistake is easy – just use fewer, lower wattage bulbs.  Subtle light is the key.  Enjoy the night and the different sides of your garden that it can bring out, don’t try to wash it away with a gigantic light that could double as a spotlight for the local car dealership.




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