Installing well-placed, energy efficient LED lighting fixtures to illuminate your property can make all the difference in terms of safety, and at night the lighting on your walkways and outdoor living areas can turn the space into anything from fairyland to a mod party, or into a relaxing alternative to the indoors. Thinking about those dark spaces now means you’ll be ready to relax and enjoy when the warmer weather and cabin fever send us all running outdoors! We love making recommendations, since all the options can make deciding overwhelming: softer and more subtle radiance? Creative color palettes? Motion-activated sensors? The goal is always to highlight your landscape and what makes it unique! You can choose to add an architectural design element that complements your personal style, since there’s so much more out there than just a bulb on the wall or spotlight in the grass.
For the avid gardener, or those whose resolutions include their green thumb, February is the perfect time to start seeds indoors under grow lights, including pansies, begonias, and delphiniums, along with vegetables like onions, broccoli and cabbage. Once they’ve started, the next step is moving seedlings to raised planting beds when you’re ready to transplant them to the welcoming natural light and warmth of outdoor sunshine. (Don’t worry- we’ll help!) And speaking of existing plants, don’t forget to keep your houseplants healthy and happy, and rotate them a quarter turn with each watering, so they get a consistent exposure to the natural light.
Whether Phil the groundhog was right about 6 more weeks of winter or not, don’t forget to continue using environmentally friendly products to melt dangerous ice, to ensure you’re keeping plants, pets, and your walkways safe.
Get in touch if there’s anything Gerbert & Sons can help you with, to make sure you’re ready when the robins start singing their songs for spring!