Increasing Curb Appeal with Tree Lighting

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Increasing Curb Appeal with Tree Lighting

Many people’s first impression of a business is based on the curb appeal. You’d be surprised at how many times curb appeal is a factor when someone is choosing a business for a product or service. As a business owner, you want the exterior of your property to stand out.  Tree lighting can make a lot of difference to the curb appeal of your business.

Tree lights can be physically attached to the tree but are often strings of lights laid throughout the property in an intricate pattern. The lights, when done right, look stylish and create great ambiance. LED lights are the most ideal for tree lighting since they use less energy, last longer, and even come in a variety of colors.

Merits of Tree Lighting

While many people concentrate on the aesthetic appeal created by tree lighting, that’s not the only benefit. In fact, curb appeal is about more than just aesthetics. Here are even more merits of tree lighting beyond curb appeal.

Safety and Security

Picture this: You have a couple of dark trees or flower bushes around your business and a burglar is looking for somewhere to hide so that they can break in. The dark trees will offer them great cover. Light the area up and they would have nowhere to hide. Indeed, tree lighting will promote security around your property. Burglars are more likely to stay away if they can’t find anywhere to hide.

Also, you do not want to be tripping on branches or other obstacles if you walk through your property at night. You are less likely to trip if your pathways are properly lit. Here are some designs you might want to consider if you are planning to light up your front yard.

Tree Lighting Ideas

String Lights

Strings lights are favorite to many due to their flexibility. You can get creative with string lights, and make some impressive patterns and shapes. String lights are usually easy to install and maintain. String lights can also go anywhere. For instance, you could attach them along the edges of your sidewalks or parking lot without worrying about the risk of damage.

Some people might not have many or any trees to light up, so these string lights provide illumination that’s not dependent on having trees.

Base Lights

Base lights create a very impressive canopy, especially when placed under a tree. Also, base lights are more effective when you want to maintain a clear view of your yard. They eliminate shadowing, although shadowing can at times be part of the aesthetic appeal.

Moonlight Effect

The moonlight effect is achieved by installing bright lights high up in the trees or above them. The light illuminates of the trees and bushes down and creates an beautiful moonlight-like ambiance.  The design creates a beautiful cascade of lighting and shadowing all over your yard.

Tree lighting and curb appeal will always go hand in hand. Whether you are seeking to spice up your business or keep your employees safer, tree lighting could do some good. Get in touch with an outdoor lighting professional if you have no idea where you should start.