landscape lighting in Texas

by Barbara
(Yantis, Texas USA)

pool

pool



The pic I have sent does not capture the whole area, but will give some idea of what pool shape is. I am looking for good quality walkway lights that will illuminate well around the pool. We live in Texas on a lake and have many "critter" type animals that we need to be able to spot at night. We have snakes, etc.. I also would like to know some drought proof trees that I could plant in side yard that is not irrigated. I would like trees to provide screening for pool area from the street view. Any ideas?
Thanks much!

ANSWER
Hi Barbara,
Love the shape of your pool!

For screening, you might try Deodar Cedar or Pine trees. The Pines will be less expensive, but get thinner on the bottom over time. To solve this problem, plant another layer of lower plants in front of them. You can do this later but leave the space for it. Both of these evergreen trees get quite wide, so if you have a very narrow space, let me know.

As far as lighting fixtures go, I like the fixtures that are sold by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. They come with a 10 year warranty. OLP will help you with the design along with the amount of light each fixture gives off.

I would suggest calling Clay Johnston (he works all over the country) at 434-963-9985.

Susan

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Mar 22, 2010
Lighting Around Pool Area
by: Clay Johnston Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

Hi Barbabra. Susan Schlenger referred me to you for a possible lighting design and project around your pool area. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the project with you further and to see if we can get several photos from different angles to see what is going on in the entire area. My email address is

olpsva@outdoorlights.com.

I have worked with Susan on other remote projects including one last year in Nebraska.

Please feel free to check out our website at www.outdoorlights/richmond.com and give me a call at your convenenience on my cell at 804-426-9985.
I will also be happy to email you a few photos of pool areas which we have done in the past - usually about 5-6 per season if I can get your email address.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Clay Johnston
Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Richmond, Charlottesville & Roanoke

Mar 18, 2010
re: Pool
by: Barbara Yantis, Texas

Thank you Susan for the ideas!

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