Landscape Lighting: The Key to Hosting Your Dream Holiday Party

Are you hosting a holiday party this year? Don’t let daylight savings shorten your time spent outdoors with friends and family — try out these three outdoor lighting options. Make sure your space is merry and bright with SkyFrog Landscape!

How to Light Up Your Outdoor Space

Whether you’re looking for a temporary or permanent way to extend time outside, these lighting tips will give you some direction for brightening up your outdoor get-together in style. Here are a few ways to ensure your yard is well-lit before you have guests over this holiday season.

House Lights

Arguably, the most reliable sign that the most wonderful time of the year is near is seeing neighbors deck out their houses in Christmas lights. Whether you’re a multicolor, yellow, or white light fan, double-check that the string lights you purchase are outdoor lights. Many lights designed for indoor use are not suited to withstand Gainesville, FL rain.

LED lights make great outdoor lights! They are 75% more energy-efficient than standard incandescent bulbs and can last longer. Although LED lights cost more to purchase than incandescent lights, they cost less to run. This tradeoff leaves you with lower utility bills — something we could all benefit from after gift shopping.

Tree Lights

If you’re looking for a way to incorporate your natural landscape into a luminous ambiance, plan to use about 100-200 mini lights for every foot-and-a-half your tree is tall, depending on your preferred brightness level. Remember to keep your lights above the ground. Wet cords can create an unwanted short.

Pro Tip: To conserve energy, set your lights using an automatic timer.

Landscape Lighting

Enjoy the cooler night weather all year long with landscape lighting installation. As for any outdoor party, moving furniture off of grass and onto a patio helps protect the integrity of your yard. Make sure this area is well-lit to keep your guests extra safe.

Consider making sure the following areas are visible as well before your next gathering.

  • Walkways
  • Lawns
  • Porches
  • Gazebos

Outdoor Torches

For a bit of Floridian flair, consider using outdoor torches to light up your backyard. These lighting structures should be placed about six to eight feet away from each other and at least six feet away from your house or any other outdoor structure, including trees. There’s nothing more fun and efficient than tropical decor when it comes to warming up during cold weather!

Pro Tip: Fuel-lit and citronella torches light up your outdoor living space while protecting your guests from pesky mosquitoes all year long.

String Lights

Sting lights create a cozy atmosphere ideal for hosting a family-style get-together. Leave a little slack on the cord to create an easy-going look. From standing string light posts to globe bulb string lights, there are a variety of options for any budget and style.

SkyFrog Helps You Bring Light to What Matters

We’ve had the honor of helping homeowners and business owners light up Florida since 2009. During this time, we have found that a warm and bright hosting space makes room for good conversation with good company and is well worth the investment. Let our team of light installation experts help you bring light to what matters. 

Do you have a dream yard in mind? Let us know! Get a free consultation from our team of experts today.