When you invest so much money into landscaping you want it to be as beautiful, functional and safe at night as it is during the day. Lighting often brings new life to a garden after the sun sets. Whether it be installed landscape fixtures or more decorative lights, it is important to think about this aspect of your outdoor spaces. Take a look at the day and night landscapes below.

Moroccan Inspiration


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This covered dining area is breathtaking by day and night. During the day it exudes casual elegance and would be the perfect spot for a luncheon or afternoon tea. At night an antique Morrocan lantern shines above the table and the pool glows in the distance. Can't you envision a great dinner party?

Learn more about this garden: Drought Tolerant Outdoor Living Space.
Project submitted by Fiore Design in North Hollywood, CA

Tuscan Warmth


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This terrace boasts a fireplace and a waterfall. The space takes on two different personalities by day and night. During the day it offers the perfect spot to take a break and enjoy a cool glass of iced tea. At night LED lighting and candles transform it into a romantic getaway. Just add a bottle of wine.

See more photos: An Ohio Backyard Gets an Authentic Tuscan Terrace.
Project submitted by Rice's Nursery & Landscpaing in North Canton, OH

Modern Hang Out


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This backyard pool and entertaining area gets lots of use both during the day and at night. The family's young children love playing in the water on warm afternoons. At night friends enjoy gathering around the fire pit and having a good laugh. Uplighting on the grasses lining the pool as well as lighting beneath the fire pit benches adds a stylish glow.

Learn more about this backyard: Creating a Modern Resort in a Utah Backyard.
Project submitted by Ag-Trac Enterprises in Logan, UT

City Escape


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By day this city garden is filled with natural light. At night, subtle lighting illuminates the space. Well-placed fixtures wash light softly over the walls of the home and up onto the fencing. Installed lighting is kept mainly on the perimeter of this garden, allowing the fire pit to add a soft glow to the center of the space.

Get more information on this urban garden.
Project submitted by Shades of Green Landscape Architecture in Sausalito, CA

Entertainment Central


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This decked out backyard provides a great place for family fun during the day and at night becomes the ultimate outdoor sports bar. Lighting illuminates the cabana, but not in a way that inhibits the viewing of the five screens or electronic ticker tape. Uplighting and path lighting also add to the overall nighttime ambiance.

Read the full article: Backyard Resort & Bar.
Project submitted by AMS Landscape Design Studios in Newport Beach, CA

Entry Lagoon


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This home's front yard was transformed into a tropical oasis. When guests arrive they walk across a bridge that spans over a lagoon that also serves as a pool. At night, both underwater and landscape lighting illuminate the space so that it is safe for visitors. Lights shine down onto the bridge as well as up into the trees.

Project submitted by Land Expressions in Mead, WA

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