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Patio lighting San Antonio TX

Here, we combined landscape and patio outdoor lighting to create a spa-like escape for these homeowners.

Have you ever wished your landscape looked as if it came from the pages of a home and garden magazine? Or ever found yourself longing for a gently illuminated landscape that brought your plants to life in the evening? Even though upscale outdoor lighting such as elegant landscape lighting seems out of reach, it isn’t. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and the Hill Country is the area’s premiere upscale outdoor lighting company. We specialize in turning your landscape into the space you have always dreamed of; magical, ethereal and memorable in the evening. The benefits of professional landscape lighting extend past the aesthetically pleasing atmosphere it creates on your property. Here is a  look at the four (4) major benefits of adding landscape lighting…

  • Top Four (4) Benefits of Adding Landscape Lighting to Your Home:

1) Landscape Lighting for Security

Burglars typically decide which homes to rob from their vantage point in the street. They look for easily accessible homes they feel they can enter and exit under a veil of darkness, without being observed by a passersby. If your San Antonio or Hill Country home is well lit, criminals are more likely to pass it by, since an attempted break-in on your property would require them to step into the light, leaving them vulnerable, exposed and more likely to be caught!

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

Landscape lighting such as adding path lights to garden paths and sidewalks aids in the safety of your evening landscape.

2) Landscape Lighting for Safety

Walking around in the dark outside your San Antonio home can be hazardous. It’s easy to trip or fall when you can’t see your own feet especially after a spring or summer storm or windy conditions. In this way, landscape lighting improves safety for you, your family and friends walking around outside at night. Landscape lighting can even enhance your pet’s evening trips outdoors allowing you a full view of the spaces your pet frequents in time to avert a potential mishap with a wild animal, or debris that could pose a threat.

after outdoor lighting

This stunning home comes to life with professional outdoor lighting

3) Landscape Lighting for Increased Property Value

Curb appeal! Did you know that homes with outdoor lighting generally sell for more than those that do not?  Savvy home buyers recognize the many benefits of outdoor lights when comparing different homes. This allows you to set a higher asking price if your home boasts this feature. Remember, landscape lights installed by an outdoor lighting professional ensure proper installation and placement delivering the best aesthetics. This is just one of the reasons why investing in a professionally installed system is well worth the investment.

Zen inspired lanscape lighting

Zen inspired lanscape lighting brings out the beauty of this outdoor oasis.

4) And of Course, Landscape Lighting for Beauty

Our recipe of superb placement, quality fixtures and soft washes of light enhance the curb appeal of your landscape and home and makes it stand out among the darkened homes on your street. Outdoor lighting gives you a chance to show off your carefully designed paths, gardens and natural areas, colorful plantings and areas of interest within the landscape, even when it’s pitch black outside.

If you are looking for an outdoor lighting application that will give you the most enjoyment and benefit from your investment, consider landscape lighting. Contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of San Antonio and The Hill Country to discover the best kept secret to achieving the ultimate benefit from your evening landscape.
(210) 771-6080
email: sanantonio@outdoorlights.com

See more inspiring imagery by visiting our landscape and garden photo gallery located on our website today.

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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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