The Benefits of Landscape Lighting

Advantages of Landscape Lighting in Bergen County

It’s happened to each one of us. You’re driving down the road on a dark or dreary night in Northern New Jersey and you can’t help but notice the immaculately lit house ahead of you. We’re not talking about holiday decorations or crime-scene floodlights. We’re talking about just the right amount of landscape lighting to make a home stand out. Landscape lighting benefits homes in more ways than one.

Overall Appearance

Visibility is great, but carefully placed lights can do a lot to enhance the overall appearance of your home and the surrounding landscape. You can feature your favorite aspects of your home’s architecture, a pathway or even your favorite plant or garden area.


Security is a major benefit of landscape lighting, whether you have an actual security system for your home or not. The lights themselves act as deterrents because the visibility makes it more difficult for criminals to sneak up on your property.  Landscape lighting ensures there aren’t any super-dark areas of your property where a criminal might lurk while waiting for opportunity.

Personal Safety and Liability

There’s nothing worse than pulling into a driveway and looking at a dark home and yard. While many of us are working hard and putting in long hours on the job, we often don’t get a chance to see our homes until after dark. Soft lighting in a dark outdoor environment is nothing short of magic. It provides a warm, inviting ambiance that beckons us outdoors. It creates mood, romance, and drama. Landscape Lighting adds interest and intrigue to any setting. A growing number of homeowners are capturing this magic in their gardens through “nightscaping,” one of the hottest trends in outdoor home improvement today. Lighting is one of the most important aspects of landscape and hardscape design, yet it is often overlooked or underdone

Your Home Becomes Functional

A lot of people tend to pack up and go inside when it gets dark out. With the added illumination of landscape lighting, you’ll find you’re able to use your front and backyards far longer. Landscape lighting enhances outdoor living environment, extends the hours of enjoyment you and your family spend outdoors and provides safety and security.  Well-designed landscape lighting will reinforce aesthetic appeal and add value to your home. Just as your indoor lighting creates a mood inside your home, landscape lighting can also create a warm, inviting feel for the outdoor spaces surrounding your home.

Give our Certified Designer & Installer Tom Hartigan at Horizon Landscape in Wyckoff, New Jersey a call to find out how we can help you change the look of your property.