Planning and completing outdoor projects in midwestern states such as Ohio can be a tricky business. Many projects either cannot be completed in the winter months or will be much harder to complete and are, therefore, best left for spring. However, if you are looking to add landscape lighting to your North Royalton home, consider the following questions from DeFazio Company to find out of the time is right.
How’s the weather?
While it’s never too early to start planning your landscape lighting design, it may be too early to actually install the lights. Generally, you will need to wait until spring to complete the installation due to the difficulty of burying wires and installing fixtures in the frozen ground. If the ground has thawed and is unlikely to freeze again, you have the green light to go ahead with this project.
Are you planning other landscape projects?
Another element to consider before installing landscape lighting is whether or not you’re planning other landscape projects. We recommend waiting until your other projects are completed before adding outdoor lighting to your home. Generally, landscape lighting is added to complement landscape features such as certain plants or hardscape elements. It would be difficult to use lighting to accent these features if they are not yet installed.
Do you need added security?
Finally, you may be ready to install landscape lighting if you are looking to add safety and security to your home. Lighting deters unwanted visitors and gives the illusion that someone is always home. Landscape lighting can also be used to keep you and your loved ones safe from trips and falls. We recommend strategically placing fixtures near staircases and pathways to ensure the safe passage of anyone who strolls through your yard.
If now is the right time for you to add landscape lighting to your Cleveland area home, contact the experts at DeFazio Company at (440) 652-6545 or request an estimate online. Our expert crew will handle the design and installation, as well as full-service repair and maintenance.