Three pathway lighting options for your Southern yard

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Southern homes are well-known for their gorgeous gardens, welcoming backyards and pretty patios. So,...

Southern homes are well-known for their gorgeous gardens, welcoming backyards and pretty patios. So, why not make these areas enjoyable during during the evening as well as during daylight hours? Brighten your outdoor living spaces by adding pathway lighting near your sidewalks.

1. Recessed lighting
Also called path lighting, recessed lighting is installed in the path itself, or in the nearby soil. These fixtures are flush with the ground and provide a subtle up-lighting effect, making it easy to traverse your walkways in the dark.

2. Accent lights
This mid-level size lighting is installed next to your path or walkway. Accent lights are raised, sitting 12 to 24 inches above ground level. This allows the light to spread and illuminate nearby landscaping. These lights are perfect for showing off prized plants near a patio that gets used in the evenings.

3. Decorative light fixtures
For a major wow factor, consider adding decorative light fixtures to your yard. From antique lamps that stand eight feet tall to ornate pendant lighting hanging from the boughs of trees next to your walkway, you have options. This type of dominant lighting becomes part of the beauty of the area.

Are you ready to illuminate your yard? Give a landscaping company in the Atlanta area a call to add pathway lighting to your yard. A local professional landscaper can work with you to coordinate the look of your new lighting with the current style of your home as well as existing landscaping features and plants.

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