Where Should Landscaping Lights be Placed?

10 Dec 2020 Landscape Design

Adding landscape lighting to your beautiful outdoor space can help enhance your yard’s ambience while also making it easier for you to enjoy your outdoor space at all hours of the day. If you are wondering where landscaping lights should be placed in your yard, the expert team from Jovak Landscape & Design can help. Their team is experienced in handling all kinds of landscape design projects, including installing landscaping lights.

Learn about the benefits of landscape lighting for front yards.

Things to Consider When Choosing Lighting Placement

Before adding landscape lighting to your yard, make sure to take into consideration which aspects of the yard you would like to feature, such as a pond, fountain, sculpture, or tree. It is also a good idea to think about highlighting certain areas that do not stand out during the day, such as stonework.

Another important thing to take into consideration is functionality. Having landscaping lights placed near decks, stairs, pathways, and pools can help minimize the risk of injuries while enjoying your outdoor space at night.

Learn more about installing outdoor landscape lighting.

Common Areas for Landscape Lighting

Some of the most common places for using landscaping lights include:

Pathways & Driveways

Having well-lit pathways and driveways can help create a more hospitable environment for guests, as they will not have to approach your house in the dark. Consider placing low-voltage downlights along the edge of the pathway and driveway or using individually lit pavers to guide the way to the front door.


Consider placing lights either above a door or on each side of a door. Doing so will provide visitors with enough light, while also making it easier for you to see who is at the door before you open it.

Decks & Patios

Decks and patios are the perfect place to have landscape lighting installed, as different types of lights can be used to highlight specific task areas, such as a BBQ, seating areas, steps, and railings.

Architectural Features

If your outdoor space has interesting architectural features, highlighting them with landscape lighting will allow you and your guests to appreciate those specific features day and night. Consider using different types of lighting, such as uplighting, to help create a more dramatic effect.

If you would like to learn more about where landscaping lighting should be placed in your outdoor space, or if you are interested in their landscape design services, please contact Jovak Landscape & Design at 604-866-7186 or by filling out a contact form on their website. You can also stay up to date with the latest landscape design news by following them on Facebook.