Jake Ryan Landscaping is your Oakland county Lakes Area source for lighting services to enhance your home or business landscaping.  Not only does lighting enhance your home, building, and grounds, it adds benefits you may not have considered. Check out our informative article below about why landscaping is important. If you are ready to upgrade the look and value of your home or business, please call us for an estimate at 248.820.9374.

Why Great Lighting Is Important

Jake Ryan Landscape President Paul Pochmara often remarks that outdoor lighting is vitally important to the home for, “Safety, security, beautification and value,”. What is the difference between safety and security? Pochmara suggests that safety refers to the opportunity to protect your property from vandals or burglars while security helps to prevent slip and falls or injuries for the homeowners, visitors and their guests.  One often overlooked the benefit of landscape lighting is the insurance credit. Your insurance company may offer a discount for increased exterior lighting.

Lighting Company For Your HomeOutdoor parties or activities that take place at night can be potentially dangerous with dark areas obscuring uneven paths and cracked sidewalks. A homeowner is liable for any accidents that occur on their property, so strategic illumination in your yard can help avoid unfortunate accidents and mishaps.

Strategic Lighting

According to Hiller at, strategically placed lights will highlight your home’s architectural features as well as its beautiful trees and garden. Well-executed outdoor lighting casts your home in the best possible light and adds what realtors refer to as curb appeal. Outdoor lighting can also add security and value to your home; ensuring a solid return on your investment.

Hiller goes on to suggest that landscape lighting is a great deterrent to thieves who thrive under the cover of darkness. Lighting draws attention to a house, which increases the chance of a neighbor or passerby catching a would-be thief in action.  An illuminated view of the perimeter will help to detect anyone lurking around in the yard.

Recently, Michigan-based electric company DTE strongly supports outdoor lighting as well stating, “At DTE Energy, we understand the importance of proper lighting in making your surrounding area(s) safer and more secure,”.

Lastly, Hiller states and Pochmara agrees, that when installed properly, front and backyard lighting can accentuate the best aspects of your home exterior and surrounding landscape. That new door you just installed, sharp corners lost in the daylight, and intricate architectural details can all be highlighted with strategically placed lights.  A favorite tree can light the branches and yard below with downlights that emphasize its shape as well as specific areas underneath. Garden walls and other focal points can come to life at night with well, bullet, and flood lights that fill space and emphasize color and texture.

Imagine all the ways to light up your life, home and outdoor living space because we want to be your chosen contractor to support you in making those ideas a reality.  Let us help you design, install and brighten the way to a new view.

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