It’s no secret that landscape lighting makes a huge difference in the curb appeal of your home. Although lots of solar and battery-powered options are available on the market, these don’t pack the same punch as low-voltage lights that are hardwired into your property. At our Rock Hill, SC nursery, the landscaping experts at Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping install a variety of outdoor lighting systems. Here are some common mistakes you need to avoid—and why you should trust a professional for this type of upgrade to your property.

  1. Poor placement of landscape lighting. You’ve probably heard the old saying, “measure twice, cut once.” This certainly applies when you’re installing outdoor lighting. Think about how the lights will shine on your home and landscaping features. Also think about where the lights will be compared to your irrigation system or lawn mowing patterns. Changing the placement of these lights once they’re installed can be a hassle, plus it costs you time and money.
  2. Incorrect voltage. One downfall of DIY outdoor lighting systems is the assumption that it’s foolproof to install. But in fact, you need to have a good understanding of how the electrical components work. Too many homeowners fail to check the voltage going to each light, which can lead to big problems.
  3. Improper cabling. Most cabling for outdoor lighting runs underground. If you don’t use waterproof components or you fail to splice correctly, you’ll be redoing the job long before you should have to.

Having a professional install your landscape lighting greatly increases your chances for satisfaction. The team at Lee’s Nursery & Landscaping will develop a plan to make sure your lights are properly placed. We’ll install them correctly and make sure the voltage is correct, too. It’s just one of the services we offer at our Rock Hill, SC nursery. Contact us today for a free landscape lighting estimate.