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Ways to Prepare Your Outdoor Living Space for Spring

Ways to Prepare Your Outdoor Living Space for Spring

As our area of Mt. Juliet, TN, transitions from winter weather to spring weather, people begin to start their spring cleaning. It’s a time to clear out what we don’t need anymore, dust off the baseboards, and help everything feel new again. But your spring cleaning shouldn’t just apply to the inside of your house.

Your yard and outdoor spaces need some TLC, too. When you’re planning your spring cleaning routine, make sure to tend to your outdoor living space as well. Here are some ways you can work to prepare your outdoor living space for all the use it will get this spring! 


Clean Outdoor Debris & Have Water Stains or Rust Removed

Hardscaping elements, such as a fire pit in Mt. Juliet, need to be cleaned before sping.

During winter, we get ice, snow, and wind. Those three things tend to knock branches off of trees and drop any leaves that were still around onto our outdoor surfaces. Check your patio for any debris and look between boards on your deck for any smaller debris that may be stuck between them.

Professional hardscape cleaners like Master's Landscape Design can use industrial grade products to remove any potential water stains or rust from the winter weather. Additionally, you may need more sealant on your hardscape if it’s been a while.

A professional hardscaper can come out to apply sealant before you enter the high foot traffic months of spring and can also provide options to attack any fungal growth from built-up moisture that occurred during the winter. 


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How Outdoor Lighting Can Help With The Security of Your Home

How Outdoor Lighting Can Help With The Security of Your Home

Home security is a major concern for homeowners and an easy solution is installing the right equipment to protect your house. Before you spend thousands on the latest high-end security equipment, consider beefing up your outdoor lighting system.

Outdoor lighting can account for a very important facet of security for your home. Follow these five tips and protect your family and belongings with just a few lighting changes.


Tip #1: Illuminate entry points.

Never make your entry points seem accessible. Motion lights and lights that brighten when a person is approaching should always be placed near direct access points. Front doors, side doors, garage doors, and windows should be equipped with motion sensors and be lit during active nighttime hours. The more illumination your entry points have, the less likely an intruder is to try to enter your home.


Tip #2: Light dark areas where intruders can easily hide.

There are many areas around your home that can be easy to hide in or crouch around. Consider your landscaping, walkways, paths, and outdoor structures when planning your lighting. It will keep you safe and secure when you are indoors, and pathway lighting is beneficial when you are outdoors in the evening. Security also means safety and your family should feel at ease navigating their surroundings.


Tip #3: Light the perimeter of your property.

What if your home is down a dark, dim-lit street? What if you have a large wooded lot near your home? These ...

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Landscape Lighting Techniques & Where They Should be Used

Landscape Lighting Techniques & Where They Should be Used

Highlighting the beauty of your landscape structures can be achieved through a number of different techniques. The various techniques available are, in part, due to the versatility that today's lighting sources have, with regards to where they can be placed. Designed to blend in, modern lighting elements are easily hidden in ground coverings, submerged in water features, or placed into trees. Below are three popular lighting techniques used to accentuate your landscape.

Up Lighting

Up lights are designed to show off the specifics of your landscape, such as unique plants or architectural elements. Up lights also add dimension to walls, fences, or other flat surfaces, add ambient light for walkways, and create dramatic silhouettes with well-placed highlights and shadows.

Up lighting is achieved with many different types of lights, such as spotlights or floodlights. They are usually mounted at ground level (or sometimes even below ground level), with the light turned upward to create the desired effect.

Down Lighting

In contrast to up lights, down lights, as their name implies, are turned to face downward and can be placed above ground in patio covers, stone walls, trees, or house eves. This illuminates large spaces to bathe the ground in light and define specific areas by using an inviting glow.

Downlighting can be used to spotlight a flower bed or waterfall, for example, and can be a very effective way to illuminate a doorway. When placed high up in...

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