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Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio tree lighting

Trees native to San Antonio are made more gorgeous through expert tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

In much the same way every picture tells a story, each tree in your San Antonio landscape can also tell a story with the addition of tree lighting. Trees as a species naturally have a great deal of character. Each tree has a distinct personality all its own such as the weeping branching of the willow, to the overreaching embrace of an oak; no two trees present themselves identically. For example;  the character and effect that is interpreted through lighting a mesquite tree is far different from the interpretation conveyed through lighting a palm tree. Choosing specific trees within your landscape for tree lighting can breathe new life into your landscape and give your entire property a distinct feel. If you are just starting out with a new landscape or outdoor lighting installation we can help you decide which conifers deliver the most dramatic effects, and which will thrive best in San Antonio’s climate. Here is a look into just a few of the best tree lighting candidates for your landscape.

Tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

These mesquite trees take tree lighting to a new level, simply breathtaking

The Mesmerizing Mesquite Tree

Both the Honey Mesquite, Velvet Mesquite and it’s smaller cousin the Screwbean Mesquite, are Texas natives and are extremely drought tolerant. The wide, drooping branches have made this tree one of the most popular among homeowners seeking drama in their landscape in the daytime and in the evening. They range from a few feet to 10 to 15 feet in height, although the Honey and Velvet Mesquites may reach 30 to 60 feet in favorable settings. They may have single or multiple-branched stems, with each plant assuming its own distinctive shape. They come armed with thorns on the smaller branches. They shed their leaves in the winter. They bloom from spring into summer, bearing small frothy-looking clusters – called “catkins”of tiny, five-petal, pale green or yellowish flowers, luring numerous beneficial, pollinating insects. From crown to root tips, Mesquite trees have evolved a number of adaptations especially designed to help assure survival in their desert environments.

Desert Willow

Desert Willow Tree

The Desert Willow

This beauty not only has the classic, haunting “willow-esque” characteristics of others in the willow family it also dazzles with a brilliant show of delicate flowers. The Desert willow (Chilopsis linearis) is also perfect for Texas landscapes as it will withstand abuse when it comes to poor soil and drought. Its weeping form is airy with foliage that casts enough shade making the space around its base suitable for many other plants. There are several varieties on the market. The standard form bears pink blooms with dark pink features. ‘Bubba’ produces reddish/burgundy blooms and the blooms of ‘Regal’ are even deeper burgundy/purple.  It can reach 15 to 30 feet in height and will reward you with almost care free beauty for years to come. This plant thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. It can reach 15 to 30 feet in height and is easy to care for and maintain.

Palm tree lighting used in Texas landscape border

This homes entrance is lined with native palms, we were able to add soft washes of strategically planned lighting to not only light the driveway but focus on the beauty of the palms as well.

The Palm Tree –  The only palm tree native to the San Antonio is the Texas Sabel Palm, however, our climate also allows palms native to other regions to thrive. These include the Windmill Palm and the California Fan Palm. Palms trees appropriate for our climate range from small specimens to large, with  branch variations from large to small fanning of the leaves. Palms have a unique branching structure that is all their own. In addition to their fanning leaves, they have an abundant overlapping branching pattern that is beautiful to look at and makes a wonderful focus of tree lighting designs. The bark, wide caliber of the trunk and  height of palms exudes majesty and presence and is one of the most requested tree by our customer to use as a focal tree lighting candidate. Palms are very exotic and can transport your senses to a place where you can leave your cares behind and relax with a fruity drinkin your hand. By adding tree lighting to the palm trees in your landscape, you can take yourself to an exotic far-away place without ever leaving your own backyard.

Outdoor architectural and tree lighting in San Antonio

The exquisite tree lighting at this home in San Antonio leaves an impression on everyone that passes this stunning home and landscape.

In order to bring out the character of  any tree you choose to highlight,  we make the unique characteristics shine through by using various tree lighting techniques. Up lighting is used to accentuate the trunk and height of a tree. Well lights are often used at the base of a tree to play up the trees width and girth, and down lighting and moon lighting are often used to accentuate the canopy and add drama to the tree and the area around the tree. We treat each tree as a separate entity with our tree lighting designs because what works for one tree best, will not necessarily work for another. Professional tree lighting is an art we take seriously. We also pay special attention not to damage or alter your tree leaving it susceptible to fungus and disease when installing your tree lighting fixtures. A healthy tree is a beautiful tree for years and years to come.

To learn more about how we can dramatically impact the appearance of your landscape with our sumptuous tree lighting designs, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today.(830) 624 – 1300 or email us at sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

Our tree lighting designs are an effective way to bring out the best in your San Antonio landscape, and improve the way your entire property looks in the evening. Tree lighting and landscape lighting also gives you added security and plenty of curbside ambiance too.

To learn more about how we can dramatically impact the appearance of your landscape with our sumptuous tree lighting designs, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today. Call us at  (210) 971 – 8759 or by email at sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

 

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Outdoor lighting San Antonio

Outdoor lighting you can transform a property that is beautiful by day and make it mesmerizing by night.

Few things are as elemental at creating visual harmony at your home and landscape as outdoor lighting. With the addition of outdoor lighting you can transform a property that is beautiful by day and make it mesmerizing by night. This process is as simple, and at the same time, as complex as it sounds. The key to gaining the most benefit from your outdoor lighting design is utilizing the experience and knowledge of a professional. A professional that knows which areas of your home and landscape are best for placement, which type of fixtures to use and even which trees within your landscape make the best specimens for lighting.

San Antonio TX  professional landscape and garden lighting

San Antonio,TX professional landscape and garden lighting.

Being in the business of professional outdoor lighting, we have seen many less than professional outdoor lighting designs and installations here in the San Antonio area since we have been in business. We have went in behind many of the other “so called” outdoor lighting professionals to fix the headaches they have left homeowner to deal with over the years, along with amending the failed attempts at the “do it yourselfer” trying to properly install their own outdoor lighting. The problems we have fixed range from poor design, to fixtures that don’t deliver on their promises. A good rule of thumb to remember in outdoor lighting is you get what you pay for. Even if you set on a journey with all good intentions to save a few bucks by hiring a cut-rate installer, in the end it usually ends up costing you more instead of less.With this in mind, We want to take this opportunity to warn you of examples of outdoor lighting practices to avoid and fixtures that just don’t deliver on their promises. This list outlines some of the ways poor outdoor lighting can leave you disappointed, and in the dark.

San Antonio beautiful outdoor lighting

We provide beautiful professional, outdoor lighting for your San Antonio home and landscape.

Avoid outdoor lighting companies that are here today and gone tomorrow – How many times have you seen a cardboard sign stuck in the grass at a busy intersection about installing your outdoor lighting cheap? Many times the sign will also include landscaping and other exterior work advertised at a discount rate too. We advise homeowners to avoid these “fly by night” companies because most often they have little or no experience in outdoor lighting. Let’s face it; any reputable professional is not going to advertise via a yard stake sign on a street corner. These companies try to peddle whatever services they can offer on a seasonal basis to make money. You may see the same company advertise to aerate or seed your lawn cheap in early spring, or leaf removal in the fall, and then two weeks later the same company is advertising outdoor lighting at a discount–this should scream buyer beware!  These individuals may install your outdoor lighting on your San Antonio home and landscape in April and by the time the first problems arises, they are in another  county or state peddling their services or in the worst case scenario, nowhere to be found when it comes time to stand behind their service or fixtures.

Unforgettable pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Unforgettable pool lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Avoid becoming a victim to the contractor that is Jack of all trades and master of none–  We encourage homeowners to do their homework before choosing the right lighting professional to design and install their outdoor lighting. It is a wise idea to steer clear of a company with claims of being a master of all things involving the exterior or your home. Landscaping firms, irrigation firms and other outdoor improvement specialty companies may advertise outdoor lighting as a by-line to their main area of expertise, and while some may turn out to do a good job, putting your faith in a company that doesn’t specialize in outdoor lighting singularly is like playing a game of Russian roulette — hit or miss.

Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio LED outdoor lighting

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country, outdoor lighting is our business and it is all we do.

Avoid falling victim to the charms of big box stores – Many big box stores offer a selection of do-it-yourself outdoor lighting fixtures. Choosing to purchase these fixtures will often leave you disappointed with not only the quality of light they produce, but also their lack of longevity. Many of these fixtures are constructed so poorly, and with the cheapest materials that by the end of the season most of the lights no longer work. Even though many come with warranties and guarantees written on the box, the exclusions written in extra fine print leave homeowners little course of action if the fixtures stop working or break and feeling hopeless and discouraged. Unless you want to purchase and install new outdoor lighting fixtures year after year, we recommend sticking with a reputable lighting professional that installs only premium outdoor lighting fixtures that are in it for the long haul.

Our fixtures are made with quality materials you can see, and feel.

Our fixtures are made with quality materials you can see, and feel.

Doing it right the first time…

Here at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country, outdoor lighting is our business and it is all we do. Installing outdoor lighting is difficult, requires lots of knowledge, and can be fraught with perils if not done correctly including the risk of fire, the risk of cutting important power and other lines just for starters. Our outdoor lighting services include architectural and facade lighting to bring out the best features in your beautiful home or storefront. We also specialize in landscape and garden lighting, pool and water feature lighting, deck and patio lighting, multiple facets of commercial outdoor lighting and of course, our holiday lighting designs have been providing San Antonio area residents joy during the Christmas holiday for many years. One of the biggest benefits of using an established company like ours for your outdoor lighting needs is that we have proven that we have staying power within our market and demographic region. We have a great product and great service, as well as a group of dedicated people to go along with it.

If you are considering the addition of outdoor lighting at your residence, or have an existing outdoor lighting system in need of an upgrade to bring it up to the standards you deserve, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today–(210) 971 – 8759
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

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Beautiful San Antonio holiday tree lighting

Beautiful San Antonio holiday tree lighting

It may seem early, but Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country is now taking appointments for our wonderful holiday outdoor lighting program. One of the most important elements in any beautiful holiday lighting display is tree lighting and we are experts at trimming your outdoor trees for the holidays! Holiday tree lighting serves as a foundation for your holiday decorating and adds depth and mystery to the landscape.

We offer a diverse selection of holiday tree lighting options, whether you desire a traditional or unique look, we have it all. This video shows examples of some of our tree lighting displays-

Our lighting program is very popular and spaces will fill up quickly, so time is of the essence to ensure your holiday lighting installation is up and running in time for the holidays. Any one of our enchanted outdoor tree lighting techniques can help you achieve the holiday lighting display that you have always dreamed of. We can customize your display to include one, or many of these festive elements. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country today to learn more
(210) 971-8759
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

lighted palm tree by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

This lighted palm tree becomes the focal point of this San Antonio landscape during the holidays.

See more inspiring holiday lighting images by visiting our holiday lighting gallery located on our website.

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Here we used mini lights to wrap the trunks of these trees for a stunning effect.

What comes to mind when you think of Christmas magic? Is it the scent of gingerbread mingled with the subtle aroma of a freshly cut Christmas tree? Maybe it is an avalanche of brightly colored gifts adorned with ribbons and bows? No matter what causes you to relish in the holiday season, the beauty of holiday decorating is high on everyone’s list as a way to create magic during this time of year. An important part of holiday decorating includes the exterior of your home. The outside of your home is the part that neighbors and onlookers see and no matter how beautiful the interior of your home is during the holidays having a lifeless, dark landscape can make you appear to be the Scrooge of the neighborhood. The outside of your home also welcomes friends and family to your door during the holidays. Outdoor Christmas lighting is the most effective and dramatic way to make a statement and add the spirit of the holidays to your home’s exterior.

Lighted LED starbursts add whimsy and fun to the holiday landscape when hung from the branches of trees.

There are many genres of outdoor holiday lighting. Roofline lighting and adding lighted touches to your homes facade and architecture are great mediums to use in any holiday lighting display, but the most dramatic lighting effects can be seen through the techniques used in holiday tree lighting. Lighting trees and shrubbery within the landscape is enchanting. There is more to tree lighting than just assembling a string of lights to a tree and turning them on. Holiday tree lighting is an art. Choosing the right tree to light, and using the right holiday lighting elements to light it can make or break the effect of your lighting design. Here are a just a handful of the holiday tree lighting techniques we use to create holiday magic in the landscape of homeowners here in San Antonio.

Snowfall lighting

Our newest introduction this season is snowfall lighting. This unique play on holiday tree lighting emulates the look of falling snow through a special lighting technique.

San Antonio tree wrap lighting

This tree lighting technique is called tree wrapping. By wrapping lights around the trunk of the tree it creates a hauntingly beautiful effect. This is especially effective when used to line tree lines of driveways and along the edges of your landscape.

Elegant-San Antonio-Christmas-tree-lighting

Adding lights to evergreens within your landscape gives your holiday lighting display a classic, traditional Christmas feel. This genre of lighting proves that the most beautiful tree of the season may be as close as outside your front door.

Holiday tree wrapping also works great in commercial holiday lighting displays by adding a charming beauty and elegance to any location.

Even if you don’t have a tree, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio can create one with our lighting artistry and techniques. This unique residence has a pond located on the property and we created a tree of lights as the island of the pond, truly breathtaking.

Any one of these enchanted outdoor tree lighting techniques can help you achieve the holiday lighting display that you have always dreamed of. We can customize your display to include one, or many of these festive elements. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country today to learn more, time is of the essence to ensure your display is up and running in time for the big day!

See more inspiring holiday lighting images by visiting our holiday lighting gallery located on our website.

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Outdoor architectural and tree lighting in San Antonio

The exquisite tree lighting at this home in San Antonio leaves an impression on everyone that passes this stunning home and landscape.

I am constantly asked which trees offer  the most benefit to the home and landscape when used in landscape lighting, or focal tree lighting designs. Homeowners want to take advantage of the best aesthetic return by making sure to choose the right tree(s) in their landscape for tree lighting.

San Antonio landscape lighting with palm trees as focal point

Escape to your own paradise this summer with San Antonio landscape lighting with palm trees as focal point

When you are looking for the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to outdoor lighting, the genre of outdoor lighting that will ultimately be the most dramatic is tree lighting.  Trees as a species naturally have a great deal of character. No two trees present themselves identically. For example the character and effect that is interpreted through lighting a mesquite tree is far different from the interpretation conveyed through lighting a palm tree. Choosing specific trees within your landscape for tree lighting can breathe new life into your landscape and give your entire property a distinct feel.

Palm tree lighting creates a tropical paradise

Palm tree lighting creates a tropical paradise right at your back door

To prove my point, I am going to take two trees that are commonly used in San Antonio landscape designs and by example show you the way various trees can make you feel when you add tree lighting. Palms trees and mesquite trees are two beloved trees of the landscapes in our area. Palms exhibit a unique branching structure that is all their own. Their abundant overlapping branching pattern is beautiful to look at and makes a wonderful focus of tree lighting designs. The bark, wide caliber of the trunk and tall height of palms exudes majesty and presence and is one of the most requested tree by our customer to use as a focal tree lighting candidate. Palms are very exotic and can take your senses to a place where you can leave your cares behind and relax with a fruity drink. By adding tree lighting to the palm trees in your landscape, you can take yourself to an exotic far-away place without ever leaving your backyard.

Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio tree lighting

Up lighting provides a way to enhance the haunting beauty of San Antonio’s mesquite tree

Mesquite trees are hauntingly beautiful trees. Their outstretched and weeping, curved limbs create a branching pattern that conveys wisdom and elegance in the landscape. When Mesquite trees are lit they cast shadows in the areas surrounding the tree that mimic light dancing from the glow of a full moon; eerie and beautiful at the same time. Lighting mesquite trees in your landscape is a great way to add mystery and drama to the curb appeal of your home as well.

Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio tree lighting

Tree lighting used along this path makes the area come to life

In order to bring out the character of each individual tree and makes the unique characteristics shine through we use various tree lighting techniques. Up lighting is used to accentuate the trunk and height of a tree. Well lights are often used at the base of a tree to play up the trees width and girth, and down lighting and moon lighting are often used to accentuate the canopy and add drama to the tree and the area around the tree. We treat each tree as a separate entity with our tree lighting designs because what works for one tree best, will not necessarily work for another. Professional tree lighting is an art we take seriously. We also pay special attention not to damage or alter your tree leaving it susceptible to fungus and disease when installing your tree lighting fixtures. A healthy tree is a beautiful tree for years and years to come.

We added tree lighting to this group of trees adjacent to a waterfall. See how the light dances off the water.

Our tree lighting when paired with our expert landscape lighting designs can bring out the best in your landscape, and improve the way your entire property looks in the evening. Tree lighting and landscape lighting also gives you added security and plenty of curbside ambiance too.

Palm tree lighting used in Texas landscape border

This homes entrance is lined with native palms, we were able to add soft washes of strategically planned lighting to not only light the driveway but focus on the beauty of the palms as well.

To learn more about how we can dramatically impact the appearance of your landscape with our sumptuous tree lighting designs, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country today.(830) 624 – 1300 or email us at sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

You can also visit our landscape and garden lighting gallery located on our website to see more stunning example of tree lighting designs in your area.

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San Antonio palm tree lighting creates ambiance

Palm trees expertly lit at the entrance of this home create elegance and curb appeal.

San Antonio is the home of a rare gem of a tree which is only suitable for certain climates. Fortunately, in this part of Texas the Palm tree thrives. The shape, growing pattern and branching make it a perfect specimen for outdoor tree lighting. Many different types of palms will grow successfully in our region, but the Texas Sabal palm and blue palm are the only palms native to Texas.

San Antonio landscape lighting with palm trees as focal point

Using palm trees within the border of your landscape adds depth and drama, especially with the addition of landscape and tree lighting.

With their majestic, fan-like canopy the palm tree comes alive under the glow of outdoor lighting. The palm has the ability to turn an average landscape by day into a tropical oasis with the addition of tree lighting.

Palm tree lighting used in Texas landscape border

This homes entrance is lined with native palms, we were able to add soft washes of strategically planned lighting to not only light the driveway but focus on the beauty of the palms as well.

You may wonder just how we create such a surreal atmosphere by lighting palm trees in your landscape. The answer is a proven recipe of up lighting and down lighting to create a soft wash of light. The key is to accentuate the unique shape, height and form of the palm, without overpowering it. Professional tree lighting uses technique and training to assess each tree on an individual basis, making it stand out, but no overpowering it.

Palm Tree Lighting San Antonio

Palm Tree Lighting San Antonio

lighted palm tree by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Home for the holidays with palm tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about enhancing the palm trees within your landscape and turn your yard into a tropical paradise of beauty and light. We can even light your palm trees for the holidays too, as part of our holiday lighting program.

We can set up a night-time demonstration to show you what you have been missing
(830) 624 – 1300
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

See more inspiring images of tree lighting, including palm tree lighting by visiting our landscape and garden outdoor lighting galleries located on our website.

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Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio tree lighting

Trees native to San Antonio are made more gorgeous through expert tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

Among the many other positive attributes associated with  living in beautiful San Antonio, residents can also add a stunning selection of native trees to the list. Trees such as the live oak, red oak, Texas laurel and mesquite trees are some of the most commonly seen trees within our San Antonio landscapes. Many residents also plant other beautiful trees that thrive in our warm climate such as palms and other foreign conifers. You may find yourself wondering how to create a focal point of interest in your landscape design by using these stunning tree specimens within the landscape, and the perfect enhancement for any stunning tree is the addition of tree lighting. Tree lighting is one of the most crucial elements we use in our landscape lighting designs to focus the individual beauty of a single tree, or multiples within a grouping of trees in order to showcase the haunting grace of the tree.

Outdoor lighting Perspectives of San Antonio tree lighting

Up lighting provides a way to enhance the haunting beauty of San Antonio's mesquite tree

Along with the ethereal beauty tree lighting can create within your landscape it can also serve other purposes other than those strictly for aesthetic value. Tree lighting can aid in safely illuminating a path or walkway for safer travel throughout the landscape at night. It can also help create a more secure setting for any outdoor activity, whether in the back yard or around the pool, lighting specific choice trees planted within your landscape will contribute to more outdoor light in order to take advantage of more night-time activities in a well-lit environment. Tree lighting can add ambiance and set the mood for your outdoor entertaining as well.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio uses many different techniques when lighting trees within the landscape. From the use of up lighting which is used to draw attention to the width, and height of the tree to make it appear to have even a larger presence and  appear more majestic within the landscape, to the use of magical moonlighting. Moonlighting is used to create a dreamy effect by casting light through the upper branches of a tree to cast a hauntingly beautiful glow on the area below. We also create memorable holiday lighting designs by using outdoor holiday outdoor tree lighting as well. From evergreens to palms with an island feel, we can light trees within your landscape to invite and welcome the holidays in style. Many of our holiday lighting designs are available in LED lighting which are economical to operate, and are eco-friendly making your holiday tree lighting choice as easy on the wallet as it is on the eyes!

Tree branches and trunks wrapped in festive lights.

Tree branches and trunks wrapped in festive lights is one way to add enchantment to your landscape for the holidays with tree lighting

This cord has actually grown into the tree, which leaves the tree damaged and vulnerable to disease and insects

Improper tree lighting installation techniques such as this can result in damage to the tree leaving it vulnerable to insects and disease, such as this cord which has actually grown into the tree.

When considering the use of tree lighting within your property it is important to use an outdoor lighting professional who is experienced in tree lighting. Tree lighting must be installed in a manner that does not harm the tree you are lighting. Inexperienced installers will sometimes damage the tree during the installation leaving the tree damaged and susceptible to disease and insects that can in some cases cause the tree to perish. Proper installation also means that wiring and cording is not left atop the ground in any manner which could be deemed unsafe of cause an accident. There is a great deal involved in having your tree lighted properly from trunk to branch and everywhere in between. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio treats each individual tree we light with the utmost caution and care, to keep it healthy and keep the surrounding area around your tree safe.

Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio to learn more about the art of tree lighting, for holiday and everyday. You can give us a call at  (830) 624 – 1300  or email us at sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

To see more images of tree lighting in the San Antonio area, visit our landscape lighting gallery located on our website.

lighted palm tree by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Home for the holidays with palm tree lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio

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