If you’ve ever driven past a home with landscape lighting at night, chances are it has caught your eye. Not only is landscape lighting visually attractive, there are other benefits as well. Electric landscape lights provide the most benefit, but there are some powerful solar landscape lights that get the job done as well. Choose what works best for you, your home and your budget.

Here are three reasons you should use landscape lighting in your landscape design plan.

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Landscape lighting is visually attractive. When placed correctly throughout the front yard, landscape lighting accentuates your home and landscape in such away it draws attention to focal points. The brickwork you enjoy is highlighted and that special ornamental tree stands out even more when illuminated. Your hard work in the garden will be enjoyed even at night with strategically placed garden landscape lights.

Landscape lighting provides security. A well-lit house cuts down on the chances that your home will be a target for burglars. The lighting draws attention to the house increasing the chance that passersby and neighbors would see a burglar in action. Burglars will want to operate their bad deeds in the cover of darkness, not flock toward the light. With landscape lighting, when you arrive home at night you can see your house, look for shadows and feel more confident that someone isn’t lurking around the perimeter of your home.

Landscape lighting adds value. Even if your home is modest, landscape lighting can give it a bit more character and charm. It shows that you are proud of your home and appreciate what it has to offer. By using electric or solar lighting to accentuate the positives, you add value to your property. You will also have an advantage when it comes time to sell your house because the landscape lighting will already be installed for the next homeowner.

Now that you know the three benefits of landscape lighting we’ll soon discuss the different types of landscape lights to choose from.

In the meantime here are some great landscape lighting options to consider:

Malibu 3-Pack Solar Landscape Plastic Flood Light Set with Remote Panel, Textured Black #LZ413

Westinghouse 403206-41SP 6 Piece Inwood II Solar Lights Set, Stainless Steel