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Benefits of Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

You have made a significant investment in time and money keeping your home and landscape looking its best. Don’t let that hard work disappear from sight when the sun goes down. One of the most important elements of a landscape design, low voltage landscape lighting, makes a huge impact on the appearance and ambience of your yard. Installation of low voltage lighting is both beautiful and practical.

Here are just some of the benefits:

Safety

Outdoor lighting can add safety by illuminating walkways, patios, stairs, decks, gardens, pools and outdoor seating areas. It will also help to warn you of the presence of scorpions, snakes and javelinas. Your family and friends can enjoy your outdoor spaces at night and safely move through those spaces.

Security

A well-lit landscape gives a feeling of care and involvement, discouraging burglaries and trespassing.

Comfort

Your outdoor space is an extension of your living space. Create an inviting space to entertain family and friends by adding attractive lighting to enable use of your outdoor space at night.

Style

Make your yard a showplace by highlighting areas of your landscape with decorative lighting Installing lighting in areas such as flower gardens, trees and cactus, plantings, BBQ’s, pools, and fountains can add beautiful accents to your outdoor space.

Curb Appeal

Give your home a wow factor by installing low voltage landscape lighting. Your home will
appear warm and inviting, giving your neighbors the impression that you care about your property and enhancing the value of your property.

Today’s lighting comes in a huge variety of applications including up lighting, down lighting, wall washing, path and driveway lighting, twinkle lights, hanging tree lights, stair lighting, BBQ lighting and spot lighting to name just a few! Landscape lighting fixture selections are nearly endless, and in today’s marketplace you also get to choose from traditional, or energy saving, long lasting LED lighting.

If you would like to explore adding outdoor lighting to your home, call Goodman’s Landscape, LLC. at (602) 861-1144.

Newest Irrigation and Lighting Truck Build

At Goodman’s Landscape Maintenance, LLC, we believe that an amazing job starts with amazing employees utilizing their skills to get the job done right! One skill, unique to Goodman’s is the ability to completely fabricate all of our company trucks in-house. We modify the truck’s springs to be able to support the added weight that a landscaping truck experiences on a daily basis. We also add the storage, paint, and decals to the trucks.

The latest member of the Goodman’s truck fleet is a new 2500 HD for our irrigation and lighting service and install techs. We stripped it down to the bare bones. The truck was then inspected by our shop manager for the initial inventory review. Once completed, the truck is then mocked for side storage and top rack storage which is either bought pre-made or fabricated right in our shop. After the side and stop rack storages have been installed, it’s time for Goodman’s blue to start being applied to the truck. Once the paint process is completed, decals and DOT inspections are applied. It is now time for this irrigation and lighting truck to get to work helping Phoenix, Arizona residents with any of their landscaping needs!

With over 28 years of experience from our irrigation and sprinkler services team, and the use of our new irrigation truck, there isn’t a job we can’t handle.

Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you install a new irrigation and/or lighting system.

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Top 5 Landscape Lighting Issues for Arizona Homeowners

Adding outdoor lighting is a great way to make a well-designed landscape stand out even more. Not over doing landscape lighting is important because having too much lighting can be quite distracting. Highlighting only the right areas is all you need to really make your yard shine. When you add landscape lighting to any property, there will be added maintenance that is needed each year in order to keep it looking and working as nice as it did the day it was installed.

In no particular order, below is a list of the top 5 landscape lighting issues that Arizona homeowners we provide landscape maintenance for face each year.

1) Broken Landscape Lighting Bulb – Just like with your light bulbs in your home, the bulbs for your landscape lighting will last a certain number of hours. The longer the bulb is certified to last, the more expensive it typically will be.
broken landscape lighting bulb

2) Missing or Broken Light Fixture Cap – There are a variety of light fixtures available for landscape lighting. As time goes on, there is a high probability that a few of your fixtures may break, so having a couple of extras in storage is a great idea when you can’t find that hard to find part 5 years later.
MIssing light fixture cap

3) Lighting Transformer Meltdown – As landscape lighting transformers get older, they sometimes tend to be prone to melting in the Arizona heat. It is always a good idea to hire someone with the experience to handle these types of repairs.
Melted lighting transformer

4) Broken Well Lighting Fixture – Well lighting fixtures are great to put behind or in front of a tree because they are easy to angle. However, sometimes, rocks, and other things get stuck in them pretty much making them useless. It is best to take them out of the ground and take it a part to clear everything out.
Broken well light fixture

5) Deteriorated or Melted Landscaping Wire – Landscape lighting wire exposed to the Arizona elements can sometimes melt or simply deteriorate. Replace the wire with new wire and your lighting system should be back to working condition.
landscape lighting wire melted

If you run into any problems with your home’s landscape lighting or you are interested in getting an estimate on adding landscape lighting to your yard, don’t hesitate to give Goodman’s a call. We are here to help. We provide landscape services in Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Paradise Valley, and surrounding areas.