If you haven't spent much time in your yard during the evening, it's likely that you haven't invested much into backyard lighting. When you want to start spending more time outside, it makes sense to work on keeping your backyard illuminated. You may be satisfied with the functionality of your backyard lighting, but not with the overall appearance.
In this situation, you will want to hire a company for custom landscape work that can help you incorporate plants throughout your yard to complement the lighting and look great at nighttime.
Night Blooming Flowers
An excellent place to start is with adding flowers to the backyard. Most flowers bloom during the day, which means you will not be able to enjoy them when you are outside in the evening. But, you can find a few night blooming flowers that provide you with beauty at nighttime. Both the Moonflower and chocolate flower bloom at night, but the latter also provides a chocolate scent.
When you grow trees in the backyard, you may not think about how they look at night. Trees with dark green leaves may not show up well even when you have lights directed at them. So, you may want to grow several trees with colorful leaves and flowers to show off their beauty. This way, when you look towards the sky, you will see inviting colors as opposed to darkness.
Although you may spend most of your time on the patio or in the pool, you may still have a lot of pathways that lead to all the different features in your backyard. While the paths may be safe to walk on because of how well-lit they are, the lighting may not have anything else to show off.
This is when you will want to add a collection of plants along the paths. But, you want to make sure that you do not grow plants that will end up blocking the paths with leaves or branches.
Outdoor Living Spaces
Since the outdoor living spaces are where you are often found with family and friends, it makes sense to devote a lot of time and effort to landscaping this area. Although you may not be able to grow plants on the paved areas, you should feel confident about adding hanging plants.
If you have a patio cover, you can have landscapers to place plants in hanging containers at the corners. These spaces will have a lot of lighting, so it should be easy for hanging plants to shine.
Landscapers are exactly who you need when you want to get more out of backyard lighting.