Outdoor Landscape Lighting Tips & Tricks

Honeysuckle Nursery & Design Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Outdoor landscape lighting is a pivotal part of any landscape design, and it makes your outdoor living area safer at night.

When you’re designing outdoor landscaping, one of the things that don’t always get considered right away is landscape lighting. Outdoor landscape lighting is of critical importance when it comes to the functionality and design of your outdoor living space. Thankfully, we know a few tips and tricks for better outdoor lighting.

Avoid Straight Lines

Even if you have straight paths, avoiding straight lines is best when doing outdoor landscape lighting. Look for creative ways to light straight paths that keep it visually interesting. If you just embrace the straight line, your path will be well-lit and safe but resemble an airport tarmac. A landscape professional can help you go through various options that will offer suitable lighting without looking boring.

Focus Lighting

One of the great things about outdoor landscape lighting is that you can (and should) use it to highlight focal areas of your landscaping. This can be a big tree you’re really attached to, a beautiful fountain you’ve had installed, or any other object or space that you want to draw attention to. The lighting can even be used to enhance the object or area to give it a whole new dimension once the stars come out at night.

Don’t Ignore Dark Corners

Focal points and well-traveled areas should be your first concern when choosing outdoor landscape lighting, but don’t ignore those dark corners. All of these well-lit areas can draw attention to especially dark areas, making them stand out like a sore thumb. Even if these areas don’t see much activity, they may need to be accessed and therefore should have lighting for safety. A nice accent light can bring a surprising amount of life to these forgotten areas of your property.

Go Eco

Ditch the incandescent bulbs in your outdoor landscaping lighting and choose LED bulbs instead. Incandescent bulbs are often too bright and crisp, creating a sterile look that washes out your landscape. Outdoor landscape lighting should provide enough light to allow for decent vision without overpowering the landscaping or irritating eyes that have adjusted to the dark of the evening. Another great eco-friendly option is solar-powered lighting—keep the lights on without taking hits to your energy bill.


At Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, you will get construction and maintenance crews on site who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in all types of landscaping and hardscaping. Our designers will work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space so that we can make the most of your entire site. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and will work with you along every step of the way to be sure that you are happy with your new trees. Please be sure to visit our gallery page for unique, creative designs and inspiration!

Whether you live in Anne Arundel or Howard Counties, we can help you experience your dream space in Annapolis, Davidsonville, Millersville, Ellicott City, Clarksville, Columbia, and surrounding areas. We specialize in Landscape Design & Maintenance, Swimming Pools, Hardscape, and Natural Stone, Water Features, Outdoor Living Spaces, and more! Dream, Create, Experience with Honeysuckle Nursery & Design by calling 410-849-5119 or email us to schedule your free no-obligation estimate today. Follow us on FacebookTwitterHouzz, and YouTube!

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