HOW will you decide which trees to illuminate when you’re having landscape lighting installed at your home? You’ve set your appointment with a professional lighting designer from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Louisville for a free landscape lighting consultation. You’ve looked around your yard to see what trees you want to have lighted. It’s like choosing which child is your favorite!
You know you can’t light everything in your yard. Professionally designed and installed Louisville landscape lighting is not about blasting light at everything around. The lighting designer will set up lighting fixtures of various types under or over some of your beautiful trees, but how are you going to tell them which ones you want to feature?
It’s one of those questions that gets more difficult the longer you think about it. Each tree in your yard may have some special meaning to you or trigger a memory. You don’t know which ones to leave out. Luckily your Louisville landscape lighting designer from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has plenty experience and knows what trees paired with which lighting fixtures will produce what kind of effects. You’re in good hands, so relax. You can feel confident about accepting your lighting designer’s recommendations.
To help you with this decision, we can provide you with a list.
Top 7 Trees to Illuminate with Louisville Tree Lighting
- Magnolias (Sweetbay)
- Japanese Maple
- Beach Tree
- Maple Tree
- Crape Myrtle
If you don’t have all of the trees listed here, that’s OK! It actually makes your decision a little easier because you have fewer to choose from. Think of the person who has all of these trees in her yard. Imaging what she’s going through!
Each of the trees listed is strikingly beautiful when professionally lit in a landscape lighting design. Some of them are considered “ornamentals,” which are all 25’ tall or shorter.
In landscape lighting, sometimes less is more. While that’s a cliché, it’s appropriate in this situation. Listen to your lighting designer, and select several of these trees to feature. We think you’ll be thrilled with the results!
Keeping up with today’s outdoor lighting trends is our job, and we love to share what we know. If you have any questions about landscape lighting, give us a call: (502) 896-6400 or email today.