The dog days of summer are over, and the cool crisp autumn air is right around the corner. Fall is one of the most perfect seasons, a time where you can cuddle up and enjoy a warm beverage. But you don’t have to pull out the heavy jackets just yet. Fall is a time for enjoying gorgeous leaves and scenic sunsets by an open fire.
The only downside to fall? Shorter days and the end of Daylight Saving Time. You may feel like you can’t enjoy the outdoors because you can’t even see the outdoors. Yet, dark days don’t have to put a damper on your outdoor excursions.
At Daybreaker Landscapes, we have lighting solutions that will brighten up your home or garden and give you more time to enjoy the fall season. Don’t let the darkness drive you indoors. Let our team of landscaping professionals help you make the most of the season with creative and functional outdoor lighting ideas.
Fall ushers in one of the most creative and fun holidays of the year, Halloween. However, Halloween can also be a dangerous time to enjoy the outdoors for you, your family, and your spooky guests. As the days grow shorter, consider adding pathway markers or accent lighting to your landscaping. Pathway lighting can keep you and your guests safe by making your walkways more visible in the fading light. Pathway lamps can also add visual interest to your landscaping, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice style for safety.
Pumpkins, hay bales, leaves, and lights. You don’t have to wait for the holiday season to punch up the look of your home with a light display. Mini-string lights, rope lights, and color-changing lights can all be used in conjunction with fabulous fall décor to make a beautiful and welcoming scene. Working with the natural aesthetic and design of your home and garden accent lights can transform the look of your space and usher in a new and exciting season. Creative fall displays are also versatile. Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving can all be represented with a gorgeous display and moderate changes made to reflect the holiday.
What’s more reminiscent of fall than snuggling up beneath a blanket, toasting marshmallows, and drinking a hot cup of cocoa? You don’t have to travel deep into the woods to recreate this magical moment with family and friends. Consider a hardscaping project like adding a fire pit to your yard or garden. A fire pit can provide you with “natural” lighting while turning the outdoors into a second living space. Fire pits are great for entertaining and can cast a beautiful fall glow around your landscaping.
Adding lights to your deck or patio will allow you to enjoy the space year-round. Opting for rope or string-style lighting can create a soft and romantic outdoor glow. It sets the perfect scene for an outdoor dinner party or a romantic snuggle with someone you love. Spotlight-style lights can allow you to enjoy the great outdoors anytime, whether you want to entertain or play the night away.
Deck and patio lighting can increase your landscaping’s functionality, providing an area of escape on cool fall nights. It can also help add a layer of protection in residential areas. Motion-detecting lights can put your mind at ease when darkness sets in sooner than you’d like.
The sun may go to bed early, but you don’t have to. There are numerous ways that lighting can enhance your home and garden this fall. Don’t wait for the summer or the holidays to add ambiance to your landscaping. Fall is the perfect time for a project that will allow you to enjoy more of your yard, and the professional landscapers at Daybreaker Landscapes can help you transform the outdoors for the season.
If you have an idea in mind, give us a call at (815) 596-0070, and we can help make your dream a reality. Don’t know what you want, just need to make a change for the fall? Call us for that, too. Our team of professional lighting experts can help you design a beautiful and functional lighting plan that enhances the natural and man-made features of your home.
For a free estimate, contact our team today. We’ll have you falling in love with our fall lighting designs.