The summer months in Austin, Texas can be pretty rough on our gardens, plants, and shrubbery. The heat can do a number on them and the lack of rain can make it difficult for them to thrive. If you’re a longtime resident of Austin, you’re no stranger to what it takes to keep your lawn intact. But did you know that when it comes to your plants, you can utilize residential landscape lighting to help plants thrive and develop at a quicker rate?
We all know that watering and the type of soil we use influences how our gardens, plants, and shrubbery develops. But one thing some may not be aware of is that plants need to receive light for a certain amount of time in order to survive and thrive. Another thing some may not be aware of is that the light a plant needs can actually be provided by residential outdoor lighting. In today’s blog, we’re going to take a deeper dive into this essential element, how different colors of light influence growth, and how your plants and shrubbery can benefit from our residential outdoor lighting services from Elite Lighting Designs.
An Essential Element for Plant Life
For the most part, we all know the importance of light to plant life. Plants of all kinds use sunlight by converting it into food through a process known as photosynthesis. Visible light behaves like a wave, being made up of different properties depending on its wavelength. Because of the importance of plant life, there have been many research studies that have examined how different colors of lights can have different effects in terms of how a plant grows.
Thanks to advances in technology, LED lighting has evolved to include LED grow lights that make it possible for certain light wavelengths to be segregated, controlling several varying physical properties that a plant displays as it grows. These physical properties include everything from height, texture, weight, and even the plant’s color. As the plants develop, your residential landscape lighting design can assist in enhancing the plant’s signature physical traits.
Enhancing Your Garden with Residential Outdoor Lighting
As mentioned above, each color of light can have a different effect on plant life, and our outdoor lighting services include a residential landscape lighting design that, at your request, can feature these lights. But before we talk about the best residential lighting in Austin for you and your garden and shrubbery, let’s talk about the effects of each color of light.
Depending on the plant being grown, red light motivates the production of more crops and leaves when combined with blue light. Blue light accelerates the growth and development rate of plants. Violet lights improve the aroma, taste, and color of plants. Green enhances the production of chlorophyll while far-red assists in minimizing the time a plant takes to go into a night-time state, allowing the plant to have greater productivity.
Now that you know which LED colors affect your garden, it’s time to create your residential landscape lighting design via our outdoor lighting services. Our team of experts is ready to outfit your garden in Austin, Round Rock, and the surrounding area with top-quality LED fixtures that will illuminate and highlight your garden and help it develop all without a higher electricity bill! Contact us at 512.692.7445 to get started today!