Lighting is sometimes overlooked in landscape design.
But just because the sun goes down doesn't mean that people aren't still out and about enjoying a park or garden.
And they're certainly settling in for a relaxing evening at home on the back deck or patio.
Here are some of the trends in landscape lighting, courtesy of the folks at Residential Lighting: http://bit.ly/HaK1sX .
• Professional designs
• Improved technology
• Safer LED lights that give off minimal heat and don't attract bugs
• Softer lighting
• Creative lighting in terms of color and size