The term hard landscaping encompasses quite a few different services that can be completed on your residential property. This includes paving, paths, drainage, lighting, fencing, seating, bridges, or water features, to name just a few examples of the service. As a homeowner with a budget, it is understandable that you may want to complete such projects on your own without the help of a professional. For the most part, it is highly inadvisable to complete such work entirely on your own unless you are a trained contractor with direct experience.
Outdoor lighting is one type of hard landscaping that anyone would recommend leaving to a professional. This type of lighting is so popular at the moment, though it does take a keen hand an eye to successfully design and install the whole system. The fixtures, for example, may come cheaply from a big-box store, but those won’t hold light very long. You need to invest in the system and have it installed so wiring is not showing, cannot be damaged, and continues operating for some time to come.
Poor design of outdoor lighting can lead gaps in your light system, faulty wiring, and even damage to the entire lighting system itself.
By leaving hard landscaping to the professionals, you are effectively making an investment in long-term service, a design that truly stands apart from the neighbors, and the installation process that is unmatched elsewhere. With the coming winter storms, landscape lighting is more important than ever. After being buried by snow, your wiring should continue to operate after a professional has installed the system.