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Why Your Home Needs Custom Outdoor Lighting

Why Your Home Needs Custom Outdoor Lighting

Adding custom outdoor lighting to your home provides many benefits. Certain landscape and architectural lighting provide certain benefits, such as increased curb appeal, safety, and added security. Taking advantage of professional landscape lighting along your walkways, driveway, landscape beds, and bushes highlights and accentuates your home’s best features while adding an extra layer of safety and security to your home.

If you’re interested in adding value to your home, or just simply adding extra security, landscape lighting is a great option. Here are some reasons why your home in Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and the surrounding areas needs custom outdoor lighting.

Custom Landscape Lighting Can Increase Your Home's Value & Functionality

Custom walkway lighting in Encinitas illuminates this landscape.

Proper outdoor lighting adds beauty, value, and functionality to your property. A home beautifully lit up with custom landscape lighting showcases your property’s best features and can add about 20 percent to your home’s value. If you plan on selling your home, this increased value can mean more money in your pocket later on and puts your home on the top of the list for potential buyers.

Outdoor lighting also brings more functionality to your home. When the sun sets, outdoor areas become unusable due to lack of proper lighting. Without lighting, our time and enjoyment in these areas are greatly limited. You can extend the use of these areas with professionally...

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Ways to Expand Your Outdoor Living Space

Ways to Expand Your Outdoor Living Space

In our area of Southern California, we have amazing weather and want to enjoy it as much as possible. One way to do that is to look into ways of expanding your outdoor living space. 

There are many ways we at Southwest Tree Care & Landscape Design can help expand the outdoor living space at your home or business located in Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and nearby areas. As a contractor, we offer many different hardscaping services that can extend your outdoor space.

Add a Custom Patio to Increase Your Outdoor Space Area

This Encinitas custom patio has a golf course view.

A custom patio is one great way to increase the area of your outdoor living space. Patios can also add value to your property as a functional area or room for entertaining guests. 

Patios can be built from a number of sturdy materials, including pavers, brick, flagstone, and decorative concrete. When we add a custom patio, we choose materials that match the exterior of your property so that it seamlessly blends into your existing home or business. 

Outdoor Kitchens Expand Entertaining Capabilities

Outdoor kitchens are a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors while cooking or entertaining guests, friends, family, or clients. Custom outdoor kitchens can be incorporated with a patio, a seating wall, and more. Other aspects that an outdoor kitchen can include are grills, pizza ovens, countertops, bars, dishwashers, sinks, and many other options. 

Outdoor kitchens can provide a solid return on investment...

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Reasons You May Need to Remove a Tree from Your Property

Reasons You May Need to Remove a Tree from Your Property

Walking out to find dead branches have fallen in your lawn, or even worse, on your car or home, is something no property owner wants to see. If it’s a large branch, it can cause damage and be difficult to remove. When a tree starts to die, it loses branches and causes other issues.

Having a dead or dying tree on your property can be inconvenient for a number of reasons. Here are some reasons you should consider having a tree removed from your residential or commercial property in Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and nearby areas of California.

Dead or Dying Trees Look Unsightly, Can Pose Safety Hazards

This dead tree fell on a house in Encinitas, CA.

No one wants to have an eyesore on their property, especially when they’ve invested lots of money into making sure it looks great. When a tree begins to die, it turns brown and looks unsightly, especially compared to the rest of your lawn and landscaping. Taking this dying tree out helps to ensure that your landscaping continues to look great and well-maintained.

These trees can also pose safety hazards to your home or business. If there is the potential for branches to fall, they could fall and hit someone when they are out on your property. They could also crash into homes or cars when they fall. If the entire tree were to fall, it could cause quite a bit of damage to building structures.

It’s best to remove dead or dying trees from your property before any of that happens. At Southwest Tree Care & Landscape Design, we have trained and certified...

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