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Why Hire a Pro for Your Landscape Lighting Design?

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Your yard looks exactly like you've always imagined it. The landscaping is perfect, and you have a design that makes you want to spend the entire summer (and maybe even most of the winter) outdoors. Now what?
Even if you have the greenest grass and a rainbow of flowering plants and trees galore, you still need more. While you — and anyone else who comes over — can see the yard during the day, nighttime is a very different experience. You need landscape lighting to complete the look of your yard. Lighting can not only add a special sparkle to your overall décor scheme but also serve a functional purpose.
You could head out to the home improvement store and buy a few cute little solar lights. However, the DIY version of the real deal might not work as well as professional lighting. And the lights from the home improvement store might not exactly fit into your landscape design. What can you do to remedy your outdoor lighting situation? Calling in a pro is the first step to illumination success.
Why do you need a landscape lighting professional? Take a look at what the experts can do for you.

Safe Installation

Even though outdoor lighting typically uses low-voltage lines, it still comes with some risks. While there isn't always a major danger, installing lines and lights yourself isn't safe either. Electrical wiring is a complicated activity that requires expert knowledge. Hiring a pro to come in is absolutely essential in order to keep yourself, your family and your yard safe.

Landscape Design

A professional who has expertise in landscape lighting can do more than simply install a few lamps here and there. The pro can help you come up with a landscape lighting design before starting the lighting process. This includes choosing the right lights for your outdoor space and deciding where to place them.
Even though you probably already have an idea of what you're looking for, the professional may have some expert insights or design tips that you haven't thought of yet. This can open up a new world of lighting design to you.

Complicated Lighting Issues

Those strands of lights that your friend has hung over her porch may look like the ones you put on your Christmas tree, but they're not. Strands or strings of lights used in landscape lighting design are typically sturdy and made to endure out in the elements. That said, stringing lights in an aesthetically appealing way that achieves the effect you're going for isn't always easy. And that’s where a lighting design pro comes into play.
An expert knows how to use complicated types of lights (such as strand or string lighting) and can handle challenging situations.

Correct Installation

No one enjoys spending money. And you would certainly rather keep your hard-earned paycheck than hand it over to someone else. But sometimes paying more upfront saves you money in the long run.
Instead of fumbling with complex lighting arrangements or potentially ruining your existing landscaping, hire a pro who knows how to do the job right the first time.
Even though doing the job yourself may save you a few dollars on labor charges, you won't get the same professional look that an expert will give you. Before you plant a few posts that may or may not light up your yard, turn to a professional who can create a truly impressive design.
The pros know how to do a great job and also know which types of lights and materials to use. This means that you can skip the cheapo lamps that don't really work and go straight to what the professionals use.
Do you need new landscape lighting? Smith Irrigation can help.