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
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.
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.
Tis the season to start lounging by the pool and to fully enjoy the beauty of your landscape. Here are some ideas to turn your pool area from plain ordinary to a beautifully designed backyard oasis for you and your family.
Ponds & Waterfalls: Whether it’s a cascading waterfall into your pool, a gently-rippling backyard pond, or an exquisite water garden, there’s simply no substitute for the endless hours of pleasure an outdoor water feature provides. Each one is unique, easy to maintain, and can be the perfect complement to whatever landscaping concept you have in mind. Our engineers and designers at Autumn Leaf Landscape Design, Inc. are specialists at transforming your outdoors into a safe and peaceful retreat, thanks to our “pond-less” waterfalls that are both child and pet-friendly.
Paving Stone Patios: Paving Stone Patios are a wonderful way to keep a uniform look from your pool area to the backdoor of your home. Depending on the look you want for your patio, the surface you choose to build it with can say everything. These days a durable surface can last for generations to come, can be easy to clean or replace and can keep the desired look you want all year round. If you are going for a natural, untamed look, paving slabs will work as well as stone and offer more versatility in color and texture. Since they are a concrete product, they don’t heat up in the sun therefore are cooler to walk on barefoot. A new patio will not only add value to your home but can also allow for a more open backyard and the ability to add features such as an outdoor kitchen, lighting, irrigation and a family dining area.
Landscaping & Planting: Nothing makes a home more beautiful and inviting than meticulously-crafted gardens combined with the splendor of nature. Enhance the feel of your pool area with natural rock gardens, shade trees, natural evergreen privacy screens, flower gardens and ornamental trees. Autumn Leaf Landscape can design an environment that coincides with the nature of your landscape while allowing you to feel like your on vacation.
Autumn Leaf Landscape Design, Inc. can beautify your pool area with professional landscape design, masonry creations and custom ponds and waterfalls. Give your home new life today with beautiful possibilities for your home’s exterior.
To schedule a complimentary consultation please call 631-424-5544