Supplement to “Illuminating the Outdoors”
by Patrice D. Bucciarelli
Homeowners ready to create their own landscape lighting schemes can find lots of help from manufacturers and others before they commit to a product or service. Landscape lighting manufacturers offer not only images, descriptions, and specifications for their products, but many provide online lighting and design tips along with dealer location information as well.
A little time researching on the Web can go a long way in deciding what kind of look is best for your project and where to find the people and products to carry it out. For details about products made by manufacturers included in this article, visit:
Help from professional landscape contractors is also available online through the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA). The organization’s Web site offers not only a way to locate a professional landscape contractor in your area, but offers do-it-yourselfers a chance to purchase resource books covering everything from trees to ornamental grasses. Find ALCA online at www.alca.org.
To read the Kentucky Living March 2004 feature that goes along with this supplement, click here: Illuminating the Outdoors