Category Archives: Landscaping

A Lighting Solution for Any Property

Through various social media channels and the Moon Glow website, we love to share and showcase the amazing results we create with landscape lighting.  The sites we highlight are of all shapes and sizes, although a perception exists that only large homes and estates have landscape lighting installed.  To the contrary, we provide lighting solutions for any property.

Our first meeting with a potential client quells these concerns early on as we discuss how lighting can be phased-in over several years and/or steps.  With close involvement of the homeowner, we discuss priorities of not just the now, but also the future.  Perhaps a patio area is most-important to start, followed by the remainder of the backyard, and lastly the front of the property. It is most important for us to learn from this initial conversation what is your big-picture plan. From this we can develop a scheme for the infrastructure – namely transformer(s).  Selecting the right size and location will not just help today, but down the road as we add on to your system. A transformer is the lifeline of any system, and as such it is critical to install something that will accommodate potential growth.  Some sites may be better suited to have multiple transformers due to size or layout.  Having an electrician provide new receptacles could come from this conversation. With the right transformer in place we can build you a lighting system that will suite your wants and needs, now and in the future.

If you plan on adding landscape lighting to your environment, give Moon Glow a call to formulate your plan.

Trends: Outdoor Speaker Systems

We’re always providing reasons to stay out late with landscape lighting, so why not offer another way to enjoy your outdoor experience? Outdoor speaker systems have become a popular addition to any backyard staycation, not to mention a natural extension of our offerings.

The latest in this line of technology is not a pair of wall-mounted loud speakers or speakers smartly designed likes rock, but instead a set of sleek speakers placed strategically within your landscape. Commonly finished in an earthtone shade, these small speakers bear a close resemblance to up-light fixtures and blend perfectly into the environment. Neighbour friendly, sound only projects in the pointed direction. Sub-woofers can be buried in the garden in most cases, but are also available as stylish designs like patio tables and planter-pots. These wired systems produce fantastic sound and atmosphere. This system can easily be incorporated into your existing system or set up with new hardware.

Pool and patio season just got better!

Want to have your backyard rocking this year? Give Moon Glow a call today.

Replace your outdoor light bulbs and begin saving with LED! Moon Glow can take away the risk associated with climbing a ladder. Regular and Edison-style options are available to replace a variety of outdoor bulbs including soffit and chandelier. Not only will making the change give you a quick return on investment, but also provide matching colour tones to seamlessly match with your landscape lights. Contact us today to make the switch.

Lighting for Outdoor Living

“There is one fundamental fact about lighting: where there is no light, there is no beauty.” Billy Baldwin

Billy Baldwin

The landscape profession continues to see and benefit from the trend of outdoor living.

More homeowners are investing in decks, patios, gazebo, pergolas and other outdoor structures as part of their landscape.

And many residential properties feature a fence surrounding the entire backyard. Lighting is a natural fit to this movement.

Multiple lighting options for you to choose from

Post lights placed on fences can provide a feeling of knowing the perimeter, plus offer safe passage along a path or backyard entry.

Landscape lights

In some cases, a post light can showcase garden plantings in a silhouette fashion, giving an elegant look at night versus the appearance during the day.

Directional down lights assist with functionality like barbequing & reading; step lights accentuate elevation changes; up-lighting trees adds interest, beauty and depth.

We can look at specialized control options for these spaces as well.  Perhaps a light switch for the barbeque light?

When you invest in an outdoor living space, invest in its lighting too

If you invest in an outdoor living space, doesn’t it make sense to take advantage of it beyond sundown?

Of course, it does!

Lighting will not only draw you towards the outdoors, but also keep you outside! Even in the cooler temps of late Fall and Winter, the inside vista will call your attention to the great outdoors.

Are you looking for ways to brighten up your outdoor space? Call Moon Glow today.

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Canada Blooms

Canada Blooms

When we received the call to participate at Canada Blooms with the amazingly-talented folks from Landscape Ontario and Wentworth Landscapes our response was “when can we start?!”

Canada Blooms is the premier event of its kind, featuring stunning landscapes constructed inside the Excel Energy Centre in Toronto. Every March several landscape firms showcase their talents, but also bring attention to the entire green industry.  This show is also highlighted by floral displays, grower’s presentations, seminars and speakers.

Each year the show presents a theme for the exhibits, and appropriately this past years was Oh! Canada.

‘Come Alive Outside’ was the title of the Wentworth-designed feature garden.

Come Alive Outside is a nonprofit organization that works closely with partners in the landscape profession, as well as college horticulture and landscape architecture departments, in order to get people off the couch and back outside in communities across North America!

For our part we installed copper light fixtures to accentuate the project and highlight several inspirational messages spread throughout the exhibit. Lighting has become so prominent that the house lights at the show are minimized to better emphasize landscape lighting.

Plans are under way for the 2018 edition of Canada Blooms. Be sure to mark March 9 – 18, 2018 on your calendar. For more information on the event or those involved, feel free to check out the websites below:

Dedicated Landscape Lighting

For over 10 years, the founders of Moon Glow Lightscapes have specialized in illuminating gorgeous landscapes for year-round enjoyment. The refined landscape lighting skill set and highly customized approach to design and installation ensures that you receive the perfect end-result specific to your property and your desired use of your outdoor space.

Top Quality Customer Service

One of our main strengths lies in our ability to understand the needs and desires of our clients. After viewing your landscaping and working with you to understand your typical or desired usage patterns, Moon Glow can provide numerous recommendations and design ideas that will help you to achieve your goals. Once you settle on the design that you like, our expert installation and top of the line fixtures will bring your garden to life.

Extend Your Patio, Deck, Gazebo, and Garden Enjoyment with Outdoor Lighting

Beautiful landscapes should not disappear when the sun goes down. Landscape lighting can extend your outdoor entertaining into the evening, create drama and interest, and highlight the garden and outdoor space that you have invested in. Wow your guests with accents and features that provide an effect without a distracting fixture. Moon Glow can help you achieve the result you desire.

Illuminate Your Exterior

  • Direct eyes towards a dramatic tree or water feature as a focal point
  • Create a warm ambience for patio entertaining
  • Draw your guests in with lit walkways and paths
  • Gaze upon your gorgeous landscape in the evening from within your living room
  • Draw attention to the beautiful architectural features of your home

Paint your Outdoor Living Space With Radiance

You can reinvent your property by illuminating your garden, deck, and driveway. Embellish and enjoy your landscaping investments as much as possible using subtle glows, bold spotlighting, and soft shadows to create stunning effects. Bring depth to your yard in the evening hours, enhancing both its appearance and functionality.