WHAT IS AN OUTDOOR STEP LIGHT

WORD OF THE DAY: outdoor step light

Definition: An outdoor step light is a lighting fixture that displays low level illumination along walls, steps and other vertical surfaces. 

Example:

  • Coastal Source’s outdoor horizontal step lights installed in on every other wooden stair riser provides a safe way to enter or leave your house at night.

More examples:

  • While using outdoor step lights on the railings of the deck in a Rye, NH home, Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. was able to illuminate the beautiful landscaping below the banisters.
  • Adding vertical outdoor step lights to the supporting wall of your exterior staircase provides a luxury lighting design that will make you the envy of your neighbors.

For more information, please visit our premium outdoor lighting page at https://r-rlandscaping.com/outdoor_lighting.php.  Also, follow us on Instagram @greatscapesbyrandr or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreatscapesByRandR

WHAT IS A PATH LIGHT

WORD OF THE DAY: path light

Definition: A path light is an outdoor lighting fixture, installed in the ground, that provides artificial light in conditions of low or no natural light.

Example:

  • Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. used path lights on the perimeter of a patio at a home in Bedford, NH to allow the family to enjoy dinner outside at night.

More examples:

  • Coastal Source outdoor lighting suggests staggering path lights on your walkways so your guests can safely move about your property after the sun goes down.
  • Considered one of the most popular landscape lighting fixtures, path lights installed within your flower beds provide not only beauty but security to any Hollis, NH home.

For more information, please visit our premium outdoor lighting page at https://r-rlandscaping.com/outdoor_lighting.php.  Also, follow us on Instagram @greatscapesbyrandr or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreatscapesByRandR

WORD OF THE DAY “TIKI TORCH”

Coastal Source’s landscape lighting tiki torch fixture differs from other tiki torches within the industry.  The fixtures have a sealed LED bulb, as well as a fuel chamber and wick.  This allows you to enjoy illumination all year long, even during the winter months.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. has listed a few ideas below on where to add tiki torches:

Inground gunite pools: Installing tiki torches around the perimeter of your swimming pool allows you to safely swim at night.  It also creates an overall illumination while adding a little “party vibe” to your backyard.

Patios: Spend more time outside when you have landscape lighting. Adding tiki torches around a patio will create an additional space for friends and family to gather. It also allows you to enjoy a delicious dinner outdoors, even after the sun sets.

Fire pits: Coastal Source LED outdoor lighting is the perfect addition to any fire pit area.  Tiki torches placed along the pathway to your fire pit will allow your guests to safely arrive to the sitting area surrounding the fire.

Those are only a few ideas for adding low-voltage exterior lighting to your property.  Tiki torches are only one of the many LED lighting fixtures that Coastal Source has to offer. 

For more information, please visit our premium outdoor page at https://r-rlandscaping.com/outdoor_lighting.php.  Also, follow us on Instagram @greatscapesbyrandr or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreatscapesByRandR

2022 OUTDOOR LIGHTING TRENDS

Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. has had an amazing year with Coastal Source landscape lighting installations.  The projects that we have done are sure to be the latest craze in outdoor lighting trends in 2022.  Below are some examples of the ways we have incorporated low-voltage exterior lighting at luxurious homes throughout New England:

Highlighting architectural details: Installing outdoor lighting around your home enhances the beauty of its design.  We used bullet lights in Rye, NH to uplight front porch columns and large expanses of wall.  This provided a great “wow” factor up close and from a distance.  We also installed discrete step lights in the risers for safety and beauty.

Create a nighttime outdoor living space:  Many people have added pools, patios and decks to their backyards in 2021.  In Mashpee, MA (Cape Cod) we added Coastal Source luxury path lights to an outdoor entertainment space so it could be enjoyed long after the sun sets. Let’s not forget the huge trend of fire pits this year!  Flameless outdoor lighting tiki torches create a beach resort vibe at the flick of a switch.

Downlighting for moonlighting: There’s nothing like the captivating beauty from the natural light of the moon and how it creates wonderful shadows at night.  That light can be duplicated when applying a certain type of down lighting technique called moonlighting.  We installed moonlighting in Hollis and Amherst NH this year and our customers loved it.  By using low wattage uniball outdoor lighting tree fixtures, you will be able to enjoy all the splendors of full moonlight, even on moonless nights. Those are just a few of the outdoor lighting trends that Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. has to offer.  For more Coastal Source LED exterior lighting ideas, please visit our website at www.r-rlandscaping.com

Luxury Outdoor Lighting Maintenance

Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc’s. certified technicians recommend professional maintenance for your Coastal Source landscape lighting twice a year; in the spring and the fall. With October, 2021 almost over, now is the time to schedule your outdoor lighting maintenance appointment.  We will perform the following maintenance procedures on your backyard lighting:

  • Inspect all outdoor landscape lighting fixtures for any damage or abnormalities
  • Remove debris and clean all fixtures and lamps thoroughly
  • Re-position any backyard lighting that may have shifted since the last maintenance appointment
  • Assess if the low-voltage lighting requires risers to be added due to new garden growth
  • If necessary, replace any non-working LED outdoor lighting lamps

To ensure your yard lighting is functioning properly and remains under the lifetime warranty, you must continue to receive maintenance on all fixtures from a certified Coastal Source dealer.  For more information in regards to our exterior lighting and to schedule an appointment, please visit our website at www.r-rlandscaping.com.

Winterize My NH Sprinkler System

Homeowners, it’s that time of the year again!  It is time to have your underground sprinkler system winterized.  Irrigation blow out is very important and must be done to protect your underground pipes from freezing.  Below are the steps that you can follow to prepare your sprinkler system for the winter:

  • Find the water valve for your irrigation system and turn it off.
  • Call Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc to make an appointment for your lawn sprinkler blow out service.
  • Sit back and relax while we use our top of the line air compressors to winterize your irrigation system.

The last thing that you want are pipes bursting and causing damage to your underground lawn sprinkler system.  If this happens, it can be very costly to repair or replace the piping.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. has experienced irrigation blow out technicians ready to winterize your sprinkler system. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.r-rlandscaping.com or call us at (603) 889-0856.

Sprinkler Winterization

As a home owner, there are yearly tasks that must be done to correctly maintain your property.  One of those tasks is winterizing your NH irrigation system.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. blows out irrigation lines in the fall to protect them from freezing during the winter months.

To avoid having your sprinkler system pipes burst, it is recommended you have the sprinkler blow out service done by a professional.  The average compressor is not strong enough to remove all of the water from your lines.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc will use high-power air compressors to ensure the water is completely removed from your irrigation system.  With our high quality of work and decades of lawn sprinkler winterization experience, our satisfied customers return year after year for their lawn sprinkler blow out service.

Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. is currently scheduling sprinkler system winterization services.  Call us today at (603) 889-0856 or visit our irrigation winterization page for more information.

Irrigation Winterization NH

With fall upon us and winter approaching it will soon be time to winterize your irrigation system.  We will begin sprinkler system blow out services mid-October. 

Use the information and photos provided in this blog as a helpful guide to turning your sprinkler system water supply off. This process must be done in order for Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc to begin winterizing your lawn irrigation system. Once this process is complete, we will use a high pressure professional air compressor to blow out your irrigation lines.

1.  First, find the pipe inside your home that sends water to the backflow preventer for your sprinkler system.  The back flow preventer is usually outside the home.

2. Then find the closest shutoff valve, inside your home, that controls the flow of water to the pipe that feeds the back flow preventer.  Turn that valve off.

Protect your irrigation system! Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our sprinkler winterization techinicans.

3 Best Places To See New England Fall Foliage

Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. is the premiere Coastal Source outdoor lighting dealer located in New England.  They’ve experienced over 25 years of New England’s four seasons.   Fall is a beautiful season with bursts of bright red, orange, and yellow leaves that leave you in awe wherever you go.  Are you trying to decide where to go leaf peeping?  Check out this list created by the outdoor lighting professionals at Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. 

  • Mines Falls Park in Nashua, NH: With multiple biking and hiking trails available, you will never get bored as you make your way through this scenic adventure.  Being surrounded by mature trees and canals, you will experience the fall foliage in a whole different way. You will be blown away by the beautiful colors reflecting and dancing off of the water as you become emersed by nature. 
  • Pulpit Rock in Bedford, NH:  You won’t want to miss the view of fall foliage at the top of this gorge and ledge!  With a 338-acre parcel of land, you can only imagine the spectacular display of colorful trees during peak foliage season.  Take in the beauty as you hike around the forest, wetlands, waterfalls, and glacial rock formations.
  • Beaver Brook in Hollis, NH:  Offering 35 trails, this is the perfect place to take a hike with family, friends, or even your dog.  With 2,187 acres of land in Hollis, Brookline, and Milford, NH, you will never fall short of having the best fall foliage experience in New England.

Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. and Coastal Source outdoor lighting hope you take advantage of list and enjoy the best leaf peeping here in New England!   Before you head out, take a look at our website for spectacular outdoor lighting examples.

Dos And Don’ts of Irrigation Winterization in NH

When it comes to preparing your lawn sprinkler system for winterization, there are a few things you need to do, and a few things that you should not do.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. has some advice to get you through this process correctly.  Below is a list of dos and don’ts for your review.

DON’T

  • Forget to turn off the water to your irrigation system. 
  • Wait until the ground freezes.
  • Try to do it yourself.

DOS

  • Call Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. and schedule an appointment.
  • Follow our instructions on how to turn off the water to your irrigation system.
  • Let us take care of the rest!

There are many things that can go wrong if you are attempting to blow out your irrigation system on your own.  Our trained technicians will come to your house and make sure your underground sprinkler system is winterized properly.  Greatscapes by R&R Landscaping, Inc. has decades of experience and uses only top of the line professional air compressors to ensure all water will be removed from your irrigation lines.  Call us today at 603-889-0856, or visit our website at www.r-rlandscaping.com for more information.

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