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5 reasons why landscape lighting is a perfect addition to gardens in the fall and winter

Make your patio season last longer by lighting up your property

Vancouver Island is lucky enough to be the only place in Canada where gardens bloom year-round.

But in the fall and winter months, the beauty of our natural gardens is hidden by the shortened days. 

WES-TECH Irrigation Systems not only specializes in ensuring your gardens are healthy and watered, but they can also help you to extend your patio season and enjoy your landscaping all 12 months of the year.

"We want to highlight that garden that disappears four to six months a year when the natural light goes down," WES-TECH President and CEO Bruce Carter says.

"We're dedicated to our craft in terms of supply, selection and customer service. We provide training seminars around all our products."

WES-TECH can help guide you to finding the right solution to highlight your garden - one that is guaranteed to last.

"Getting the right quality and appropriate quality light is important," Carter says.

"Quality in this circumstance pays off. You don't want to have to dig up your flowers in a year because the lights have to be replaced."

Any property can be enhanced with landscape lighting. Here are five reasons why it's the perfect addition to your home:

Showcase your garden

"We're proud of our gardens and our effort - so why wouldn't we want to showcase them?" Carter asks.

The correct lighting highlights the features of your garden and shows off your hard work in the evening. Lighting adds depth to your property so instead of looking out into blackness, you and your guests can get a sense of your landscaping and the work you've put into your property.

Add property value

Thinking of selling? Curb appeal adds to the value of your home.

Showcase the landscaping work you've done to your home by highlighting those features to make it more valuable.

Create ambiance and complement an outdoor lifestyle

Lighting creates depth and warmness to your property. It also helps you to navigate your outdoors in the darkness.

"When I go out to walk the dogs in the morning in the dark, it makes me feel safe," Carter says.

There's no need to stumble through the dark with a flashlight when your property is illuminated in a way that makes it accessible at all times.

"We talk to people a lot about landscape lighting. You could put a lamp on the table and make yourself a lighted spot in a black hole, or you could create soft lighting that moves out and lights the perimeter, uncovering the depth and expanse of your property," Carter says.

Enjoy your garden and patio at home in the fall and winter

During the fall and winter months, most of our daylight hours are spent outside the home. By the time we get home at the end of the day, the sun has gone down, and we're not able to fully appreciate our landscaping.

"You want to come home at night, see your own property and what's going on, and enjoy your plantings," Carter says.

"Landscape lighting extends the season where you can be out in your yard by months, not days. You can go out walking in the evening and look at your plants without being worried about tripping or falling. You can go sit on the porch and look out at the lights."

Gives a homeowner 'bragging rights' in the neighbourhood

"People in Victoria love their gardens," Carter adds. 

"It's way easier to brag about your plants if you can see them."

Landscape lighting can show off the hard work you've put into your property and highlight its most desirable features.

"We see it all the time. Someone will start with a bit of lighting, realize what it can do for their property and want to add more."

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