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Landscape Lighting and the Love to Create

By | Landscape Architecture, Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Lighting Design, Outdoor Living Space

I was recently interviewed for a story on how got I started, it was fun to look back and share my perspective. Here is the excerpt on my love for landscaping lighting design.

As I approached my 40th birthday, I had what some may call a midlife crisis. I wanted to get out of the manufacturing world and while I always had an interest in architecture and some artistic ability, I wasn’tOutdoor landscape sure where it could take me. My first stop in this discovery process was to pursue a landscape design certificate. I had become a “plant geek”, so when I got my certification and started out with NatureScape Gardens, I was headed in the right direction. Soon after, I was introduced to and fell in love with, landscape lighting. That’s where I found my passion and NatureScape Lighting was born.

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3 Tips for Incorporating Lighting in Your Landscape Design

By | Landscape Architecture, Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Lighting Design, Outdoor Living Space

It is our favorite time of year again….spring! We truly believe that the right landscape design, complimented with the right lighting design makes your outdoor living space a home – standing out in the pack. The right landscape lighting allows you to accent certain parts of your yard.  A lighting designer takes that to the next level. The designer will highlight and accent areas that you may not think to focus on, thus beautifying your home.

We have heard from clients about how much they love their outdoor living space and how it looks after dark.  The lighting really showcases the amazing design of nature at night. Think about that for a minute, our clients really love how their landscaping looks in the dark.

Here are 3 Tips for Incorporating Lighting in Your Landscape Design.

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Sharpen the Saw and Keep Learning

By | Landscape Architecture, Outdoor Lighting Design

About twenty-something years ago I was introduced to Stephen Covey’s (at that time) new book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  The company I worked for at the time, adopted it lock, stock and barrel and wove it into the culture, providing us with constant reinforcement and frequent training.

I didn’t stay there long, I don’t have the corporate gene in my DNA, but the Covey training made an impression and it came along with me in my entrepreneurial endeavors.  Now, I certainly can’t say that I practice all 7 Habits all the time, the real world often pushes back, but one part of one habit is paramount in my rule book – Sharpen the Saw. Read More

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Basic Rules of LED Lighting Design: TADA

By | Landscape Architecture, News, Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Lighting Design, Sustainable LED Lighting

Most people realize that education doesn’t end when one lands a job. Often times, we find that that is when the real studies begin. For many of us who have embarked on second careers, a new degree or certificate is only the beginning. Those of us with more life experience are wise enough to know the most valuable knowledge is that which is sought due to passion and drive. Recently, my reputation of being knowledgeable in LED lighting has brought me the opportunity to design a few wonderful interior projects. It’s important to understand that I, like most lighting professionals, view LED as another tool in the toolbox – halogen, metal halide, fluorescent or any other. This new technology allows us many advantages as well as its own unique set of challenges. One thing it absolutely demands is that we continue to educate ourselves if we hope to stay current.

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