Light up the Night
A lot of beautiful landscapes simply disappear at sundown and remain hidden (and sometimes unsafe) until the sun brings them back to light and to life.
THERE’S SO MUCH MORE AVAILABLE THAN SIMPLE PORCH AND FLOODLIGHTS
Different locations and uses require different kinds of lighting. By carefully planning your outdoor illumination needs, you can turn that lonely-looking porch or door into the central focus of a beautiful and useful night landscape. Among the types and uses for landscape lighting, consider the ones in this list and think of how they could improve your property’s appeal after dusk.
Path and walkway lighting is one of the most important functions of low level lighting. Fixtures should cast symmetrical light patterns and be mounted low enough to avoid eye glare while clearly showing the path and highlighting plants along the way.
Spread lighting illuminates beds of ground cover or low shrubs to bring them to life in an otherwise dark area.
Security lighting is the result of strategically placed flood and spot lights at key areas around your property to deter would-be intruders.
Silhouette lighting is concealed on the ground directly behind the wall, sculpture, or plant being silhouetted.
Shadow lighting is a lot like silhouetting but done from the front instead of the back of the plant, casting interesting shadows of a plant or other object on a wall behind.
Spot lighting is used to create dramatic highlights on statuary, shrubs or a building. This type of lighting is direct but should be soft and subtle enough to enhance the appearance of what you’re lighting without casting harsh shadows.
Even a few carefully selected and installed lights can make a huge difference in the way you see, enjoy and use your property after dark.
There are many brands and types of lighting available. If you have questions on “lighting up your nights” feel free to give Autumn Leaf Landscape Design a call anytime. 631-424-5544 516-935-4541
We Create Fine Outdoor Living
The thought of transforming your outdoor space may be stressful, and year after year the dream of finally enjoying resort style living has never come to fruition. At Autumn Leaf Landscape Design in Huntington our goal is to make your dream landscape a reality. With every detail considered our clients are involved in the entire process, and our 3D technology will display the finished transformation right before your eyes.
Autumn Leaf Can Handle It All.
No project’s too large or small for the team at Autumn Leaf Landscape Design. From walkways and retaining walls to pool decks, driveways, and virtually any outdoor landscaping you desire, there’s no such thing as an unimportant detail. Let Autumn Leaf help make this summer one to remember.
Enjoy Resort Style Living This Summer
Do you have an existing pool patio, or plan to add to you outdoor space this season? Our experienced team of designers, and installers only work with the highest quality materials, and create your patio with all the artistic craftsmanship your are sure to fall in love with season after season. Browse through our mini gallery of installations, or call 631-424-5544 for a consultation. Let us help you fall in love with your backyard, all over again.
Even while we are in the midst of winter on Long Island, it’s important to plan ahead for your spring landscape design project. The winter off season is the perfect time for pre-planning your project because it’s gives a homeowner the opportunity to list all the current features they enjoy about their current landscape, and any they would like to improve upon. Many homeowners enhance the look of an area within their current
landscaping, for example a pool area. Enhancing a pool area with a stone patio or water feature will dramatically improve the overall look of an outdoor space, and how it’s enjoyed during the summer season.
Maybe you want to improve your outdoor space with plants, and shrubs. Autumn Leaf’s design team will help choose plants that will best compliment your landscape and exiting architecture. Our 3D design software will help you visualize how specific plantings will complement the style of your home and the overall outdoor space you will enjoy them in this summer.
What about hardscapes? In your spring pre-planning you can decide on what type of hardscapes you want to add to the front or rear areas of your home. There are a few important items you will need to plan for, including permits, and any specific town zoning laws. It’s best if you consult with Autumn Leaf’s landscape architect, and cover the many options that will safely integrate with your existing architecture, while meeting the
specific laws, and guideline of your area.
With a bit of proper planning with one of our design consultants during the off season, you and your family will be able to enjoy a resort style space for years to come. To get started on your project contact your friends at Autumn Leaf Landscape and design 631-424-5544.
There are so many different patio materials to consider in a patio design for your landscape or pool area. At Autumn Leaf we review examples of completed jobs during our consultation so we can get a feel for what you envision for your patio design project. When we begin the design process we utilize 3D rendering software that will illustrate how your project will look in its completed state.
We offer homeowners the option to choose from many materials for a new patio build. Overall we will recommend the right materials based on the location, budget and the overall design elements of your existing landscape.
Many materials will work well in a patio design for your outdoor living space or pool area. Your final decision will be based on your budget, and vision for your homes newly designed landscape. Here are a few examples of available materials.
- Real Stone – Natural looking, and long lasting.
- Stone Veneer – The benefits of real stone, but lighter and less expensive.
- Brick – Very traditional, lasts a long time, can be new or recycled bricks. Different design patterns and configurations are possible. Not quite as expensive as stone.
- Pavers – Man made stone that offers an elegant finished product.