Landscape Lighting

You can trust Ware Landscaping for all your outdoor lighting needs. Whether you installed new pavers, finished building a porch, or already have a gazebo you wish to highlight, we can provide beautiful landscape lighting to complement your outdoor features and your style.

Adding lights to your property improves its curb appeal and creates an outdoor oasis. It can also increase your home’s market value if you’re thinking about selling in the future. Landscape lighting can add a dramatic effect to your exterior structures or provide an extra element of safety for your family.

Ware Landscaping will work to bring your vision to life. We begin each project with a plan that is designed to meet your timeline and fulfill your expectations. The perfect lighting can enhance the look of your lawn, garden, walkway, or patio. We can make your lighting vision a reality.

Design a Safe and Comfortable Exterior

If you’re building your dream home or want to change the look of your current home, landscape lighting will highlight architectural features and deter trespassers. We understand the importance of providing lights that are long-lasting, durable, and able to stand up to the grueling Illinois weather.

Highlight your home. You have options for positioning the lighting towards your house. A wide beam can brighten up an exterior wall or structure. We can show you the different angles and sizes of lights that create shadows and highlights. Outdoor lighting can also accent any plans or flowers nearby.

Safe pathways. Illuminate the walkways on your property. Lighting brings focus to special features along the path and highlights surrounding structures. It also creates an area for visitors to walk safely to your front door.

Light up your steps. Add lighting to your exterior stairs for safe ascending and descending.

Entertainment areas. Lighting positioned just right can brighten up spaces where you entertain guests. Landscape lighting illuminates grills and outdoor kitchens for easy access in the dark. It also provides a warm and welcoming ambiance around seating areas and other outdoor furniture.

The Benefits of Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting puts your home and landscaping on display long after sunset. You can transform your property into a relaxing space to spend time with your family or entertain guests.

Adding outdoor lighting to your home can:

  • Enhance your property’s curb appeal
  • Increase the value of your home
  • Enhance outdoor entertaining areas
  • Extend your indoor living area to the outside
  • Create well-lit pathways and driveways for everyone’s safety
  • Increase security and deter potential crime

Garden Landscape Lighting

You should enjoy the beautiful landscaping around your home at all hours of the day. With specific lighting systems, we’ll bring your visit to life and showcase the outdoor areas you want everyone to see. Following are some ways you can spotlight features in your garden:

  • Add path lights to add a subtle ambiance to garden walkways
  • Add pole lights to provide a soft glow near a bench or chair
  • Highlight the surrounding, trees, shrubs, and fountains with floodlights and spotlights
  • Light up your flower beds and the base of trees
  • Add deck lights for safety and to create softly lit entertainment areas near the garden
  • Add aquatic lighting to create a dramatic effect in fish ponds, waterfalls, and other water features in your garden

Draw Attention to Your Front Yard and Entryway

The time and money you spend on designing, installing, and growing beautiful garden and property features shouldn’t go to waste. A strategic outdoor lighting plan can display your beautiful front yard with the flip of a switch. Each time you pull into your driveway, you should enjoy what you see, whether it’s any of the following features:

  • Lawn: Make an excellent first impression of your home with deliberately placed lights
  • Walkways: Use path lights for a safer and more comfortable walk to your front door
  • Steps: Light up your front stairs to highlight brick or stone and get to the entrance safely
  • Plants: Show off your flower beds, plants, or shrubs and prevent others from stepping on them
  • Walls: Project light onto the exterior wall to brighten up the front of your home
  • Garage: Spotlight your beautiful garage doors
  • Driveway: Ensure safe navigation by installing lighting along the driveway

When planning the perfect landscape lighting for your entryway, you must consider multiple factors. The lights you choose should create an effortless flow leading up to your front door. It should match the ambiance you want to create for your guests. Some lighting considerations might include:

  • Size and color of your house
  • Current foliage and landscaping
  • Age and physical ability of residents and visitors
  • The mood you wish to create when welcoming others into your home

Landscape Lighting for Your Backyard

Sitting outside on a warm summer night is relaxing. If you have the right lighting, it creates the perfect space to unwind or spend quality time with your family. When you’re trying to decide the type of lights to add to your backyard, you should consider:

  • Existing features, such as trees, shrubs, or patio furniture
  • Whether you want subtle lights to create a relaxing mood or bright lighting for entertaining
  • Whether numerous small lights or just a few large spotlights will work better for your outdoor space
  • Whether you want lighting around your pool area
  • If you wish to illuminate areas where you entertain others or your landscaping only

Light Up Your Outdoor Living Space

Deck and patio lighting can transform your outdoor space into the ultimate nighttime entertainment venue. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner party or large social gathering, light fixtures will illuminate your beautiful deck, patio, or lanai.

Landscape lighting ideas for your deck or patio include:

  • Steps or staircase
  • Fireplace or fire pit
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Fountain
  • Hot tub
  • Seating area

Landscape Lighting for Commercial Properties

Every business aims to provide a safe and enjoyable place for people to visit. The aesthetics of exterior areas and structures are just as important as the indoor ambiance of the property. Landscape lighting can enhance the look of any store or restaurant and add a measure of safety for patrons.

Whether you’re building a new business or want to update the lighting at your current one, Ware Landscaping can help. We offer light systems for:

  • Parking lots and garages
  • Signage
  • Entrance and exits
  • Exterior walls
  • Curbside and other area fixtures
  • Security
  • Pools
  • Walkways and steps

Choosing the right lights for your commercial property is vital to the success of your business and the safety of your guests. Illuminating your unique structures and vibrant gardens is important for the overall atmosphere, but don’t forget about essential areas, such as driveways, pathways, and entryways.

It’s also possible to choose lighting that’s too bright or distracting. When it’s shining directly into someone’s eyes or illuminating neighboring buildings and properties, it’s a sign that the design isn’t functional. Light pollution diminishes what you were trying to accomplish and can take away from the beauty of your landscaping.

Full-Service Landscaping Company

When you hire us, we can meet all your landscaping needs. Our skilled team will assess your property to locate any problem areas and come up with a lighting design that makes sense for your individualized needs. We will provide you with an estimated completion date or work efficiently to get the job done.

Installation isn’t the only service we provide. We can also remove landscape lighting you no longer need or want. If you want to upgrade your look, we’ll take away the lights you want to get rid of and replace them with new ones.

Some landscape lighting requires maintenance or repairs. If anything breaks or isn’t functioning correctly, we can set up an appointment to repair or replace your fixtures. We know the look and safety of your home depends on your lights working year-round.

Why Choose Ware Landscaping

Since 2000, Ware Landscaping has provided residential and commercial customers with beautiful landscape lighting designs. Handling light installations yourself is tedious and time-consuming work. You need to create a solid plan and understand how certain areas of your property could create obstacles.

If you’re inexperienced with landscape lighting, you could end up choosing the wrong fixtures for your style or inefficient bulbs that don’t illuminate your outdoor space well enough. Whatever it is you need, you can depend on us to provide it for you.

We will meet with you to discuss your vision, make suggestions, and come up with the perfect plan to execute your landscaping goals. At Ware Landscaping, it’s our goal to come up with a light design that you’re proud to show off to your friends and family.

Contact Us for a Free Quote

To learn how our landscape experts can fulfill your landscape lighting needs, call (630) 885-6370 or fill out our online form. We’ll provide you with a free quote so you know upfront how much your dream scenario will cost.

We also offer digital design services to show you a blueprint of your lighting design. You won’t have to imagine what your vision will look like. You’ll be able to see it right in front of you to determine if it’s the right choice for your home or business.