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If you love your landscaping, then you spend a lot on it. That likely happens in many different ways, too. The article below explains an illuminating look at landscape lighting.

You might spend a lot of time maintaining your landscape design. If you’re going to spend money on hiring a crew of professionals to create ambiance in your yard… you need to hire Paradise Lawn and Landscape.

The biggest thing you do spending time in your yard and lot is relaxing and enjoying it. Whether it’s relaxing by yourself, playing with your kids and pets, or throwing parties for family and friends… you should enjoy your space all you can…that is until it gets dark outside!

Well-Designed Landscape Lighting Brings You Out of the Dark

Landscape lighting is a great property enhancement for you and your home if:

  • You want to be able to see what’s moving in your yard during the night.
  • You enjoy driving up to a well-lit home if you arrive after dusk.
  • You want to project a welcoming atmosphere to holiday guests and visitors.
  • It’s a pain to move parties inside once the sun sets.
  • Accidents can happen when you walk around in the dark outside.

Outdoor Lighting or Landscape Lighting?

In past projects we’ve heard it called both ways. We’re happy to install what works for your yard without being picky about what you call it.

Show Off Your Green

In today’s modern society, options are endless for outdoor lighting and includes many different products… including various lighting fixtures and even transformers when necessary. They all work together to light up your exterior spaces when it is dark outside. This also helps to make your home safer and more personal.

They don’t let you show off your green space though. You can also use them to be green and save green. Halogen fixtures and LED lighting shine light for hundreds to tens of thousands of hours, depending on the technology and bulb.

That means you use a lot less electricity! This helps SAVE YOU MONEY! It also helps to preserve the planet’s resources. In certain lights we can even use solar.

What Should My Landscaping Lighting Illuminate?

You might not like the idea of making your entire yard bright enough to read a book. That’s not the point, because your neighbors might not like that.

What you should be looking to do is highlight specific features in your landscape design:

  • Your home
  • Your garden
  • Water features
  • Landscaping
  • Walkways
  • Certain architectural elements

You Don’t Have to Plan Alone

If you are uncomfortable planning your lighting project, you aren’t alone. Let the pros handle it! We’ve got plenty of experience in with creating beautiful landscapes… especially ones that you can show off in the dark.

Contact us for a free consultation. We can go over your options with you and help you plan out a lighting scheme that:

  • Helps you see your way from your car to your front door when you’re tired and it’s dark outside.
  • Lets people coming over know which home is yours and how to get to the doorbell.
  • Create curb appeal on your street and have your neighbors notice.
  • Gives unwanted visitors second thoughts about trespassing in your yard.

Where to Put Lights

What are you looking to achieve with lights? This answer will help us determine a custom plan for your yard. Anything is possible! We are no longer restricted to putting lights near power sources. And, we don’t need a lot of messy wires to get the job done either. Consider these possibilities:

  • Home-mounted lamps shining on your driveway closest to the house
  • Rows of small lamps at ground level lighting up your front walk
  • Ground-level lamps shining upward to show off your magnificent trees
  • A moonlighting effect by hanging lamps in your trees to shine on anything below

Cohesive Living

Your whole property is yours. Think about it. Do you treat your yard as a physical space between your home and the street or your neighbors?

You own the entire space, so own it in spirit too. Landscape lighting lets you merge your interior living space with your exterior one.

Use outdoor lighting to connect your indoor and outdoor spaces and pathways. With the right lighting, guests parked out on the street can find their way from their car to your door. Likewise, in the backyard, people can make it into your home when lightning and thunder interrupt your swim party or BBQ. We love taking An Illuminating Look at Landscape Lighting.

From Curbed Appeal to Curb Appeal

If curb appeal matters to you, then landscaping lighting is essential. An illuminating look into landscape lighting is what Team Paradise is all about. It’s okay by us if you want to make your home look as good as or better than your neighbors up and down the street. This is the kind of friendly competition that makes the community more beautiful for everyone.

But, if you are looking for an investment that gets more value out of selling your home, then outdoor lighting is a definite win. Selling your home is much easier with the right lighting than it is without.

There are a ton of homes for sale… potential buyers drive by homes before they decide to walk in for showings. Adding a little light creates an intimate feeling with curbside appeal. Make the right first impression.

Ward Off the Holiday Blues

Not every piece of landscaping lighting has to be a permanent fixture. If you want your home to shine on the street… consider holiday lighting for Halloween, Christmas and social gatherings! We know it’s been awhile since anything felt normal since the pandemic. During this time we saw many homes and commercial properties add lights for a variety of reasons.

Are you feeling fancy? Yeah! We have fun options such as color changing bulbs controlled through smart phone apps! These are sure to suit the festivities of the season or add color to your yard when your plants aren’t blooming.

Key Takeaways

Count on Team Paradise for your landscape lighting in the Annapolis, MD market for:

  • Enhanced property value
  • Safe passage across your property
  • Security that deters thieves and trespassing
  • Improved visual aesthetics
  • Energy-efficient technology and options

Contact us right away to find out what Paradise Landscape and Hardscape can do for you.

Annapolis, MD, sits close to the edge of the coastal waters. It receives medium to heavy rainfall, with a lot of it pooling in low areas. As such, you may find that you need Annapolis drainage solutions provided by “Team Paradise” from Paradise Landscape and Hardscape, LLC. Our Annapolis drainage and irrigation solutions focus on some of the most common standing water and pooling water problems that residential and commercial properties experience here in Annapolis. The following examples are just some of the many drainage solutions Team Paradise provides.

Landscape Drainage

Landscape drainage differs from our other service, hardscaping. Both can help you remove excess water from your property, but actual drainage solutions address the problem by removing the water in multiple ways. You may decide that you need more than just one type of yard drainage, depending on how the water collects and stays in different areas of your yard.

Drainage Ditches

Properties close to a road and far from the city’s main sewer lines can benefit from drainage ditches. These are generally constructed by grading and sloping your yard downward toward the road, while excavating three- or four-foot deep ditches on either side of your driveway. A culvert pipe may be used to keep the overflow of higher water accumulation from coming up onto the driveway. Sometimes a drainage pipe is connected to the culvert underneath the road so that water can flow down into the ground.

Channel Drains

Think of channel drains like the eavestroughs on your house. Water flows into the channels and runs along until it can empty somewhere else. These are not to be confused with French drains, which are a different product altogether. Channel drains are also called trench drains because you dig a trench to collect the pooling water and move water into the trenched area.

Channels are dug into the soil. The yard is graded so that the water rolls down into the metal or plastic channel placed into the soil channel to collect the water. Then it all rolls through this channel to a location that disperses the water from your yard.

French Drains

Property owners love French drains for yard drainage because you don’t see these drains after the soil covers them and landscaping is done around them. Like trench drains, a channel a few inches wide and several inches deep is dug into the soil. A perforated pipe is placed in the bottom. A filtering mechanism goes over the top of the pipe to prevent soil and rocks from getting into the pipe. Then a layer of gravel goes over the top of that before the soil is replaced to make a nice, uninterrupted looking yard.

As water seeps through this mostly invisible drain, it sinks down through the gravel, down through the filter, and into the perforated pipe. The water collects here and either is released into the soil underneath, or allowed to flow through the pipe and out into the street or into city sewer systems. Our team of drain experts can discuss with you how your location and drainage needs affects the way in which your French drain will flow and empty.

Yard Drains

If you live within city limits of Annapolis, and your home or commercial property is connected to city sewer lines, you can opt for yard drains. These are underground pipes that feed into the local sewers or empty into the bay or ocean via a concrete and metal drain. The drain opening is placed into the most troublesome of pooling and standing water spots. Grates cover the round drain holes so that no one can get stuck or lose a pet down the drain.

Draining to Irrigation

People who are eco-minded can make water drainage work for the environment via irrigation. Water collected is pulled into a system of pipes and spray heads that can water your lawn during dry periods or just to keep your yard lush and green without the excess water. Drainage to irrigation systems have to be custom-designed to fit the needs of your property and work to your benefit, but the results are pleasing.

Changing Downspouts

A big cause of pooling water are downspouts that aren’t long enough to remove water away from your house or building. Adding much longer drain spouts on the ends of the downspouts directs water further away, averting the problem of pooling water. You can also add drain spouts that irrigate the landscape by collecting water, unfolding when they are full and watering the yard via their perforations in a controlled release method.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are a nice segue into hardscaping as a form of drainage control. These walls prevent water from collecting and pooling, pushing the water away from areas where it might ordinarily pool. The walls are a good idea if you live even closer to the bay or ocean in Annapolis and experience seasonal flooding.

Hardscapes

Annapolis hardscaping contractors like Paradise Landscape and Hardscape, LLC, know how to use stone and brick structures to keep water away. Team Paradise constructs patios, retaining walls, and other stone and brick structures that not only deal with your water problems, but also serve other functions and look beautiful. Our team of hardscape design professionals can assess the water problems in your yard, and then look at ways in which hardscape design can solve two problems with a single, functional, aesthetically pleasing solution.

Hardscapes increase your home value, as many people love patios and built-in walls to protect their homes and their yards. If you walk around your neighborhood in Annapolis, you will see many examples of Annapolis hardscaping, probably some of which we have done in the past for your neighbors! The prettier, neater, and drier the yard, the more home value your property will have.

Contact Us Today for Your Drainage and Irrigating Solutions

Paradise Landscape and Hardscape, LLC, would love to hear from you! Our experienced and dedicated team of designers and solution providers will meet with you, see what issues you have, and provide you with recommendations and an estimate for the recommended solutions. The best time to call us out is just after a storm so that we can see where water is pooling on your property and what exactly is causing it. Then we can provide the best solution possible.

However, we can come at any time to look at the situation and provide an estimate regardless if you have visibly standing water or not. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We will schedule a date and time to meet with you for a free consultation.

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