Why is Landscape Lighting so Important?

Why is Landscape Lighting so Important?

When you have put in the hard work, time, money, and patience towards getting your landscaping set up perfectly, you usually want to show it off. We are going to be looking at the importance of lighting up your landscaping, and how to do it right.

During the day it is easy enough with general sunlight to view landscaping, but once it gets dark your efforts are hidden. Landscape lighting can change that. Whether you want soft, subtle lighting to highlight certain aspects of your yard or a much brighter, more obvious solution, there are many great choices for lighting your yard.

You may ask why it is such a big deal, besides of course showing off your hard work. There are several very important, added benefits for landscape lighting, including the safety of you and your guests, protection against unwanted guests, and setting the mood for any occasion. Let us dive into each of these reasons.

Beauty/Setting the Mood

The first benefit of landscape lighting is simply aesthetics. There are hundreds of ways to set up the lighting for your yard, so you can create any kind of atmosphere you want, whether dim and romantic or bright and loud. You can also emphasize specific plants with your lighting, making sure that anyone visiting your home is able to see the hard work you put into making your yard look great.

It is also a great way to decorate when having an outdoor party. If guests are going to be in the yard anyway, it should be warm and inviting!


Another important benefit to having landscape lighting is increased safety for your yard at night. If you or others have to walk through the yard without any natural light, having this feature may save you from a nasty fall or from walking into something.


If you have paved or stone pathways going through your backyard, lining lights along them is a great way to show where the path leads.

It can also be an extremely useful tool for keeping guests off of your lawn or away from shrubberies and other plants. If they have a set path with strict lighting, they are less inclined to stray.

Water Features

Another safety precaution you might want to consider landscape lighting for is for any ponds or other water features in your yard. If someone is walking through a yard that is not lit and stumbles upon a body of water, the results could be disastrous.

Casting general light over the yard to inform guests of the water’s presence, or surrounding the water with its own lighting are great ways to avoid any mishaps.


The last reason you should consider landscape lighting is for security for you and your family.

Unfortunately, home invasions and burglaries are events that happen, and it is important to do all you can to avoid them. Having a well lit backyard does several good things for any potential intruders - it keeps them out and makes you more aware of anything in the yard.

If you can see your entire backyard at night, anyone coming onto your property uninvited will be visible to you. This will make it easier to stop any theft or disturbance. A thief is also much less likely to attempt any bad deeds if the area is well lit - it is much more difficult for them to sneak around if everything is illuminated.

Getting Started

If you have decided to take the leap and get set up with landscape lighting, where do you get started? Homescape Now can help!

We offer assistance with the entire process: our lighting specialist will visit your home and provide you with reasonable estimates for your lighting ideas. All you have to do is fill out the form on our homepage!


It is important for your yard to look good and promote safety at all times, and landscape lighting is a fantastic, affordable way to do it.

Whether it is as simple as a few lights around your driveway and pathways, or illuminating the entirety of your yard, we are here to help! Keep these tips in mind as you plan your landscaping, and contact us with any questions you may have.