Light it Up! JMDL Shares Ideas to Light Up Your Landscape

Light it Up! JMDL Shares Ideas to Light Up Your Landscape


Spending time outdoors in your large residential or commercial landscape is enjoyable, especially at night. However, it’s not too enjoyable if you’re sitting there in the dark. Landscape lighting adds character and extends your night, allowing you to entertain and relax longer. John Mini Distinctive Landscapes suggests these lighting features for your landscape.

Pathway Lights

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Lighting up your pathways are important for safety reasons as well as providing subtle light to dark areas. If you’re lighting up your commercial landscape, making sure your employees and visitors can see where they walk is crucial. These lights also draw attention to your landscape, setting it apart from nearby businesses and competition.

Garden Solar Lights

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If you have a landscape you’re proud of, don’t only show it off during the day! Solar garden lights are great because they don’t need electricity, and they’re easy to place. For example, if you have beautiful flowers, put some of these lights near them so their beauty can be seen at night and create a picture-perfect scene.

Draped String Lights

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If your landscape has a patio area or just a designated area for people to sit, draped string lights overhead is a classy, simple look that provides the area with just the right amount of light. This designed lighting makes it relaxing and enjoyable to sit under, as it gives the appearance of a starry night sky.  

Tree/Bush Lights

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Most well-designed landscapes include some type of bushes or trees close by. These are great to cover with lights. You can get electric or solar (recommended) and wrap your plants. Not only does this give your area a lot of needed light, but depending on the shape of your plants, it could add design to the area. For example, if you have tall skinny bushes, wrap the lights around the branches in a spiral and create a fun, lit design.

Water Feature Lights

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If you have a water feature like a pond or a fountain in your landscape, adding lights to it will bring your water feature to life at night. Sure, it’s alive and nice to look at during the day, but it can go unnoticed after dark. Ponds that glow at night with a subtle trickle of water adds luxury to any landscaped area.


If your landscape area needs lighting, these suggestions are our favorites. Adding light is important for safety reasons and allows you to enjoy the outdoors after the sun goes down. If you need professional landscape help with your large area, contact www.johnmini.com today!

John Mini Distinctive Landscapes

John Mini Distinctive Landscapes

As leaders in the landscaping industry with over 40 years of experience, John Mini creates beautiful indoor, outdoor and holiday landscapes for commercial and corporate spaces in NY, NJ and CT.