3. Dress Up Your Driveway - 10 Best Landscaping Ideas - Southern

Driveway Entry Landscaping IDEAS

Ideas / August 2, 2020

Install along the walkway from your driveway to your entry doors to ensure a safe walk for you and your guests.

  • Can illuminate a stairway, dark garage or entry.
  • Discourage intruders and light the way for you and your family when you return home after dark.
  • Position LED flood lights at least 9 feet from the ground so they cast a wide cone of light and are not readily accessible.

Decorative & Landscape Lighting

Add wall, post or flush-mounted lights to highlight the beauty of your home and landscaping.

  • Install well lights, spotlights or up lights around flowers, shrubs and trees to highlight their beauty at night and give a sense of depth to your landscaping. Look for weather-sealed lights to ensure long-lasting beauty.
Purpose Placement Fixtures

Safety & Security

Path lights

Accent & Decorative

  • Front Door
  • Porch
  • Patio
  • Pool
  • Wall Lights
  • Lanterns
  • Pendant Lights
  • Post Lights

Landscape Lights

  • Walkway
  • Garden
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Walkway Lights
  • Well Lights
  • Spotlights
  • Deck Lights

Power Options

There are three options to consider for powering outdoor lights: solar powered, line voltage and low voltage.

  • Solar powered lighting requires no wiring but must be installed where the fixture will receive plenty of sunlight (at least 6-8 hours) to provide illumination at night. Installation is easy and solar lights are perfect for illuminating areas where power is inaccessible.
  • Line voltage lighting operates at 120 volts, the same voltage as the appliances in your home. Installing these fixtures outside requires the use of conduit to protect the wires and an electric junction box, rather than an outlet, to power the fixtures.
  • Low voltage lighting operates at 12 volts, making it safer to work with, more energy efficient and easier to install and move. Components include a power pack or transformer, low voltage cable and low voltage lamps.

Source: www.homedepot.com