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A lovely landscape design can give a magnificent look to the entrance of your house. Choosing landscape lights for beautiful landscape designs is fun, and a great learning experience. There are so many different types of landscape lighting ideas, that you can choose from. The right lighting can give your garden or lawn a grand and majestic look. In this article, we will discuss some outdoor lighting ideas, that you can maybe choose from, or you can come up with some of your own landscape lighting design ideas and share them with us. Here, we will discuss some outdoor landscape lighting design ideas and some valuable landscape lighting tips, that you can read and follow. They can also help you decide what type of design and lighting would suit your taste the best.I'm guessing that most of you thinking about getting your landscape lighted up, have a walkway, through said landscape. Using LED landscape lighting for walkway lighting is a fantastic, and one of the most widely used ideas. You can choose small lights to flank both sides of the path, runway style! Or use big lights at greater distances, running along the walkway or driveway. Avoid using colored bulbs (other than the normal yellow), for pathway lighting.By strategy, this is what I mean. You can place lamps behind objects, to give it a mysterious, come hither, effect. Shrubs and bushes are perfect for this idea. You can also affix lights above objects, so they are completely bathed in light. You can use a rock garden, a swing or some flowering plants for this. Another idea, is to have lampshades, instead of the regular lamp posts or spot lights. Visit a home improvement store, to find great deals on lamp shades. They could be transparent glass ones, outdoor candle lanterns or earthen lamp shades with patterned holes on them. These lampshades look best when placed on the ground, but you can also place them on low tables or rocks within your landscape. Landscaping is more or less an art form, which aims at modifying or enhancing the looks of a particular area or a piece of land with the help of various features, like, walls, fountains, fence, lights, ponds, gardens, etc. A wide range of landscaping materials are available in the market and landscaping rocks are among the latest entrants among them. Landscaping rocks are available in different types, sizes and shapes. You can use these rocks as per your choice, like for paving pathways or bordering trees and plants or as accent boulders. There are many different ways of using landscaping rocks. However, make sure that these rocks gel well with your landscape design and do not look odd. Scroll down to know more about the different types of landscaping rocks and stones. Read more on rock gardens.Landscaping rocks can be either natural or artificial. The former is less expensive than the latter, which is made of artificial elements. Natural stones are preferred to artificial ones, due to their durability and less maintenance. Among the natural stones, the colorful and bigger ones may cost you more, when compared to small-sized ordinary rocks/stones. The most commonly used and popular among the landscaping rocks are flagstone, limestone, Pennsylvania blue stone, red rock, buckshot, cobble stone, granite, veneers, quarry stone, fieldstone, pink quartz, purple quartz and boulders. While flagstones are colorful and flat, these stones are usually used for walkways, walls and patio floors. It is very easy to cut these stones after scoring, and they really enhance the landscape design. Flagstone is one of the most preferred stones for walls and walkways. Another popular landscaping rock is Pennsylvania blue stone, which is mainly quarried from Pennsylvania. Its predominant color is blue and is used in patios, walkways, stair treads, etc. Buckshot and river rock come in various sizes. While, river rocks are very versatile for landscaping, buckshots are also good, but, check for small pebbles, which can get into shoes. There are many other types of landscaping rocks and stones, which can be used for various purposes, as per your choice. You can get these rocks from nurseries, rock quarries, companies, who deal with the sale of landscaping rocks or landscaping companies. However, you must have a basic understanding about the rocks you intend to purchase and its effectiveness in serving the purpose. This is one of the most important factors regarding landscaping with rock. Read more on flagstone patio installation.Rocks can redefine the looks of your landscape, provided, you know the right method of using them. It must be in placed in sync with the landscape theme. Different types of landscaping rocks can be used for this purpose. You have some idea about using flagstones and blue stones. River rock landscaping is very popular as these rocks can be used for various purposes, like, decorating your pond or for diverting water, for defining the edges in walkways, etc. Landscaping river rocks can be done as per the landscape design. While gravels can be spread on the walkways, large pieces of rocks can also be used for landscaping. These large rocks or accent boulders should look natural and so, it will be better to bury the bottom part (5 to 6 inches) in the soil. In case of gravel spread over soil, you may use newspapers (beneath gravel) to prevent the growth of weeds. You can also use landscaping rocks to catch the attention to some interesting spots in your landscape. These rocks can also be used to hide any flaw in the landscape. Read more on landscape lighting.

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This article was published on 2010/10/01